Student activists protesting at Georgia State University on Monday, shortly before being arrested. (Image: Freedom University)

Undocumented students and activists in Georgia staged sit-ins at three state universities on Monday, calling for an end to policies they say unfairly deny undocumented student access to public higher education. Six students were arrested in the city of Athens after refusing to leave a building on the campus of the University of Georgia, and…

Jaime Rodríguez, who is poised to be Mexico's first independent governor. (Image: Estefania Acevedo, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Top Story — In congressional elections marred by gang violence and widespread protests, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party is expected to keep a slight majority as polls closed Sunday. The elections were seen as a litmus test for Peña Nieto, who has faced discontent over poor economic growth and several conflict-of-interest…

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Top Story — Thousands of Guatemalans staged a protest in the capital on Saturday, calling for the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina after his vice president stepped down in connection with a large corruption scandal. The demonstration in Guatemala City, which was accompanied by smaller rallies nationwide, does not appear to have been organized…

Viacrucis participants march through Chahuites, Mexico. (Photo by author)

MEXICO CITY — Ciudad Tecún Umán is sweltering. All of the town’s households and its handful of ramshackle cantinas still use wood-burning stoves, their sweaty attendants braving the compounded afternoon heat. The smoke trails out into the few dusty streets, unpaved, potholed and barely stretching to the edge of the Rio Suchiate, which divides Tecún…

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Buenos Aires was the scene of a major protest on Wednesday as thousands held a rally to express their dissatisfaction with President Cristina Fernández’s handling of the investigation into the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, The Associated Press reported. While estimates on attendance were not immediately available, the march was one of the largest…

Top Story — Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visited the White House on Tuesday, where he and U.S. President Barack Obama praised one another’s recent efforts on immigration reform while skirting the subject of the 43 teacher-trainee students missing from Mexico’s Guerrero state since September. Peña Nieto’s administration is under pressure over its handling of…

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NEW YORK — Dozens of activists congregated outside the Mexican consulate to protest the Sept. 26 attack in Mexico’s Guerrero state that left six dead, 25 injured and at least 43 students missing. Authorities have detained at least 22 police officers suspected of involvement in the attack. Activists in Mexico held similar protests in at least 63…

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Top Story — Unrest paralyzed central São Paulo Tuesday after police attempted to evict a group of homeless activists occupying a building there, reported the Los Angeles Times. The residents, who reportedly belonged to a group called the Front to Fight for Housing, threw paint and other projectiles from the 20-story building onto police executing the…