Category: Mexico

“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 >

Marichuy: Weaving the Resistance Beyond the Mexican Elections

  A few days before Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s landslide victory as president-elect of Mexico and as he addressed the people of Guerrero and Michoacán, an early opponent, one backed […] Read More >

Mexico’s leftist López Obrador wins presidency by overwhelming victory

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador won yesterday Mexico’s presidency after he moderated his most radical proposals in his third bid for his country’s leadership. […] Read More >

122 Mexican politicians have been killed ahead of Sunday’s polls

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: Mexicans will go to the polls on Sunday to choose a new president, federal lawmakers, nine governors and more than 3,000 regional and local posts in […] Read More >

Migrant caravan turned back at packed border crossing

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO/U.S.: Between 150 and 200 Central American migrants reached the U.S. border Sunday after an arduous journey through Mexico, only to be turned away at the […] Read More >

European authorities may be investigating alleged money laundering by Mexican presidential candidate Anaya

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: European authorities are investigating an alleged money laundering scheme set up to support  Ricardo Anaya, Mexican presidential candidate for a coalition that includes his center-right […] Read More >

Three kidnapped Mexican film students confirmed murdered by Jalisco cartel

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA MEXICO: New findings revealed by Jalisco’s attorney general office late Monday show that three missing film students from Guadalajara—the capital of the state—were abducted, killed and […] Read More >