Category: Mexico

Migrants on Activist Pilgrimage Dodge Police, Gangs Across Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Ciudad Tecún Umán is sweltering. All of the town’s households and its handful of ramshackle cantinas still use wood-burning stoves, their sweaty attendants braving the compounded afternoon […] Read More >

In New York, Protesters Against Police Brutality Embrace Families of Mexico’s Missing Students

NEW YORK — Seven months to the day after watching two of his classmates get shot in the head and many more get taken away — never to be heard […] Read More >

Mexican Teenager Wrongly Sent to US Is Returned Home

Top Story — Alondra Luna Nuñez, a 14-year old Mexican girl, was returned to her home Wednesday after Mexican authorities had sent her last week to live in the United […] Read More >

Mexican Authorities Arrest Cartel Leaders, Sparking Border Violence

Top Story — Mexico’s government on Sunday announced the arrest of the accused leader of the Juárez drug cartel, just days after apprehending the head of the Gulf cartel, an […] Read More >

Great Reads Round-Up: April 6-12

As Colombian Oil Money Flowed to Clintons, State Department Took No Action to Prevent Labor Violations Matthew Cunningham-Cook, David Sirota and Andrew Perez. International Business Times. April 8, 2015. (2,695 […] Read More >

Gunmen Ambush Mexico Police, Killing 15

An ambush by criminal gunmen against police in the western Mexican state of Jalisco killed 15 officers and injured five, authorities announced on Tuesday — the deadliest attack targeting the […] Read More >

Dozens of Dogs Killed in Mexico at Hands of “Mataperros”

Top Story — At least 64 dogs in the northern Mexican city of Hermosillo have been killed by the same poison in a crime that has shocked the city of […] Read More >

Baja Farmworkers’ Strike Continues Amid Dialogue

Top Story — A strike by farm workers across Mexico’s Baja California peninsula continued on Wednesday despite the launch of talks involving workers, officials and farm operators, threatening the harvest […] Read More >

Attacks on Press Rose Under Mexican President Peña Nieto: Report

Top Story — Attacks on Mexican journalists have risen since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in late 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by the press freedom organization […] Read More >

Great Reads Round-Up: March 9-15

U.S.-Born Students in Mexico Risk Becoming ‘Lost Generation’ Nina Lakhani. The Los Angeles Times. March 9, 2015. (1,052 words) In recent years, record-high deportation rates and a financial crisis saw […] Read More >