Category: Mexico

Families Struggle to Send Lost Loved Ones Home to Mexico Amid Coronavirus Crisis

This story was originally published on July 9 by THE CITY. Sign up here to get the latest stories from THE CITY delivered to you each morning This story is […] Read More >

Mexican Communities Save Fir Forests

This article was originally published on Mongabay in English and Mongabay Latam in Spanish. For 20 years, the Colima fir tree (Abies colimensis) has been at the heart of many […] Read More >

Mexican Feminists Win Legal Protections Against Revenge Porn

MEXICO CITY⁠— Olimpia Coral Melo was 18 when a private video she had filmed with her long-term boyfriend began to circulate on WhatsApp. A tabloid in her hometown of Huauchinango, […] Read More >

Questions Linger in Death of Mexican Monarch Defender 

The village of El Soldado Anónimo is tucked between saddle-like hills, fallow corn fields and fragrant evergreen forests in eastern Michoacán, Mexico. On January 13, the yearly patron saint’s festival […] Read More >

Tired of Empty Promises, Mexican Women Call on Government to End Violence

The brutal murder of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla on February 9 in Mexico City set off a wave of ongoing protests. Officials from the Mexico City public prosecutor’s office leaked photos […] Read More >

Impunity Reigns in the Murder of Samir Flores

Samir Flores Soberanes was gunned down outside his home on February 20, 2019. The Indigenous Náhuatl farmer, radio producer, and environmental activist was from Amilcingo, Morelos. The day before he […] Read More >

‘Green Tide’ Reaches Mexico as Oaxaca Decriminalizes Abortion

The chambers of the state legislature in Oaxaca, Mexico, exploded with shouts of joy and rage Sept. 25 as the region voted to decriminalize first-trimester abortions in a 24-10 vote. […] Read More >

Canada’s Broken Pledge to Mexican Human Rights Defenders

This story, written by Urooba Jamal and José Luis Granados Ceja, was originally published in NACLA. After his father was murdered a decade ago over his opposition to a Canadian-owned […] Read More >

‘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 >