Category: Mexico

‘The fight belongs to everyone’: Former domestic workers in Mexico see themselves in Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

MEXICO CITY — In Alfonso Cuarón’s new film “Roma,” the housekeeper, Cleo, cleans, cooks and cares for family members who aren’t her own. She is always there, but she is also […] Read More >

Mexico City’s New Mayor Disbands Riot Police

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico City’s first elected female mayor was sworn into office yesterday. Sheinbaum is a member of Morena, the same party of Mexico’s new […] Read More >

Mexico inaugurates new president

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as AMLO, assumed his role as Mexican president on Saturday, igniting discussions about migrants, abortion, military affairs, and corruption. […] Read More >

Migrant caravan finds local resistance in Tijuana

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Just one mile away from the U.S. border, the migrant caravan was received with a protest. Tijuana residents lambasted them and called the caravan an […] Read More >

Communities in diaspora are using language to resist assimilation

NEW YORK — Three days a week, the sounds of Haitian Creole fill the fourth floor of the King Juan Carlos I Center in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. The source […] Read More >

Trial of Mexican drug lord, “El Chapo,” starts today in NYC

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA U.S.: The trial of Mexican kingpin, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, starts today with jury selection in Brooklyn, New York. The prosecution is expected to last up […] Read More >

Fleeing violence in Honduras, migrants enter U.S. political arena as midterms approach

A Facebook post on Oct. 5 by Honduran migrant advocate and former lawmaker Bartolo Fuentes helped spread news of a caravan on its way to the United States, prompting its […] Read More >

Rebranding NAFTA; new trade deal offers more of the same for Mexico

NEW YORK — When President Donald Trump announced the United States-Mexico Agreement, or USMCA, on October 1, its potential impact on Mexico was unclear. The deal’s predecessor, the North American […] Read More >

50th Anniversary Tlatelolco Massacre Protest

MEXICO CITY—The city center was paralyzed on Tuesday by the floods of mainly young people marching from the Plaza of the Three Cultures to the Zócalo, the two main squares […] Read More >

“Porros”: The Criminal Shock Groups Disrupting Student Protests in Mexico

In Mexico, violent groups likened to goon squads and criminal shock groups have rattled student protestors for decades. In the latest rash of violence, a large group of porros—Spanish slang […] Read More >