Category: Mexico

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 >

US president Trump announces new NAFTA deal before Mexican newly elected president takes office

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO-UNITED STATES-CANADA: U.S. President Trump announced yesterday that the United States and Mexico had reached a preliminary accord to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, […] Read More >

Murder rate in Mexico surpasses for the first time peak levels of 2011

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   MEXICO: A new report by the national statistics institute says that there were 31,174 murders in 2017. This is higher by 2,000 than what was […] Read More >

Watchdog group says killings of environmental activists rose worldwide with spikes in Mexico and Brazil

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   MEXICO-BRAZIL-HONDURAS: An indigenous community police officer was murdered in Mexico on Sunday in the community of Álvaro Obregón, in Juchitán, Oaxaca. The National Indigenous Congress […] Read More >