Category: Mexico

Democrat leaders requested an investigation into DEA-led operations in Mexico

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Democrat leaders in the house and senate requested an investigation into Drug Enforcement Administration-led operations in Mexico that triggered violent retaliation from drug cartels leading to […] Read More >

Plans for Mexican president to visit White House fall apart after heated call with Trump

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Preliminary arrangements for outgoing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first visit to the Trump White House were set aside last week, following a heated 50-minute phone […] Read More >

Juan Rulfo, Rediscovering a Literary Giant

NEW YORK—Critics in Mexico had little use for Juan Rulfo’s novel when “Pedro Páramo” first appeared in 1955, and the slender volume that would become a national treasure sold poorly […] Read More >

International Organizations Call for End to Violence Against Journalists in Mexico

NEW YORK—Today marks one month since the assassination of journalist Javier Valdéz Cárdenas, which shook the international press community and further exemplified the pervasive violation of press freedom in Mexico. […] Read More >

Report Accuses Mexican Police of Torturing Suspects in Ayotzinapa Case

Top Story — Mexican police tortured key suspects in the case of the 43 students who went missing in September 2014 in Mexico’s Guerrero state, according to the final report […] Read More >

At UN Drug Summit, Mexican President Peña Nieto Announces Legalization of Medical Marijuana

Top Story — At the first United Nations special session to bring together world leaders to discuss global drug policy in 20 years, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto called for more […] Read More >

Mexican Federal Police Implicated in 2014 Student Disappearance

Top Story — Mexico’s Human Rights Commission on Thursday accused federal police agents of being involved in the 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero state. The group cited an […] Read More >

In the Case of 43 Missing Students, Independent Investigators Part Ways With Mexican Prosecutors

Top Story — Experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) have parted ways with Mexican prosecutors, saying that they will not continue to work with them on the […] Read More >

Pemex Gas Stations Will Face Competition, Symbolizing Energy Reform

Top Story — Starting today, Mexico will allow private companies to import gasoline, which will effectively open the gas station market, long dominated by the monopoly of state-owned Petróleos Mexicanos, […] Read More >

Mexico, Facing Human Rights “Crisis,” Refuses to Release Records on Mass Killing

Top Story — Mexico is currently undergoing a “crisis of gross violations of human rights,” according to a report released Wednesday by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. On the same […] Read More >