Mexico

Mexico Overhauls Handling of Migrants to Relieve Pressure

The Mexican government has opted for a new strategy to relieve pressure on its southern border, where tens of thousands of migrants accumulate, and to deactivate the caravans that journey northward: granting humanitarian visas and offering transfers to other states.

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 4:00 PM

U.S. Will Resume Policy for Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico

Migrants seeking to enter the United States will again have to stay in Mexico as they await immigration hearings, as the Biden administration reluctantly announced plans Thursday to accept the Trump-era policy and agreed to Mexico’s conditions for resuming it.

  • Dec 2, 2021
  • 2:50 PM

‘The End of Silence’: A Review of Antonio Turok’s Photography

The series of photographs in “The End of Silence,” which ran at the Eastern Projects Gallery in Los Angeles from October 9 to November 27, documents a 40-year span that follows Indigenous resistance and communal cultures of Latin America.

  • Dec 1, 2021
  • 2:36 PM

U.S. to Remove Colombia’s FARC from Terrorist List

The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that it will remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of designated terrorist organizations. The updated list will include two dissident groups that were formed as offshoots of the FARC.

  • Nov 30, 2021
  • 12:36 PM

Mexico Breaks Up Second Migrant March

Mexican authorities say a group of hundreds of mainly Haitian and Central American migrants who had started walking north have agreed to be separated and taken by bus to several cities to apply for humanitarian visas.

  • Nov 24, 2021
  • 10:28 AM

Mexico Sends Some Minors to U.S. to Get COVID Vaccine

Scores of Mexican adolescents were bused to California on Thursday to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as efforts get underway across Mexico to get shots in the arms of teens.

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 1:32 PM

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera Impeached

Chile’s lower house on Tuesday impeached President Sebastián Piñera over alleged financial misconduct revealed in the Pandora Papers. Seventy-eight of the 155 members voted to move forward with the charges.

  • Nov 15, 2021
  • 10:45 AM

Daniel Ortega Set to Secure Re-Election in Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega sought his fourth presidential term in Sunday’s Nicaraguan elections. With more well-known challengers sitting in jail, Ortega stood a greater chance of winning.

  • Nov 8, 2021
  • 12:43 PM

Mass Protests in Ecuador After Hike in Fuel Prices

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Ecuador on Tuesday and Wednesday to protest the increase in fuel prices and President Guillermo Lasso’s economic policies. At least 37 demonstrators were arrested and eight police officers injured in demonstrations that blocked roads and highways in five of Ecuador’s 24 provinces.

  • Nov 1, 2021
  • 11:05 AM

How Commercialization Over the Centuries Transformed the Day of the Dead

As a researcher of culture and performance, I know only too well that the truth is Day of the Dead has always been commodified.

  • Nov 1, 2021
  • 10:45 AM

‘Ahora o Nunca’: Dual-National Players Center in U.S.-Mexico Fútbol Rivalry

Battles for players will be an essential component of the historic rivalry between Team USA and the Mexican national team over the next five years, and it’s also why fútbol in North America could embark on a historic run.

  • Oct 27, 2021
  • 2:37 PM

New Migrant Caravan Moves Through Mexican Blockade Heading Toward U.S.

More than 2,000 migrants left on Saturday from Tapachula, Chiapas in southern Mexico hoping to reach the U.S. border. Most of the migrants come from Central America and Haiti, including families with small children.

  • Oct 25, 2021
  • 10:42 AM

Ex-Mexican Federal Officer Admits to Taking Bribes From Cartel

A former Mexican federal police commander, who served for years as a main point of contact for intelligence sharing between the United States and the Mexican federal police, admitted Tuesday that he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to help cartels ship cocaine into the United States.

  • Oct 20, 2021
  • 1:04 PM

Family Roots and Advocacy in 1940s Mexico (ESSAY)

My great-grandfather’s story has long inspired my own activism for victims of violence, as well as migrant rights and farmworkers. May we all have the courage to advocate as he did so many years ago.

  • Oct 19, 2021
  • 11:39 AM

The Death of Neoliberal Corn in Mexico (OPINION)

The Mexican Supreme Court’s recent ruling authorizing a ban on genetically modified corn seeds is only the latest in a history of struggle for land and farmworker rights in the face of big business and foreign investors.

  • Oct 19, 2021
  • 10:46 AM

Mexico City Lowers Pandemic Alert to Lowest Level

Mexico’s capital returned to the lowest level on its COVID-19 pandemic warning system Monday for the first time since June.

  • Oct 18, 2021
  • 3:29 PM

U.S. Extradites Colombian Businessman Tied to Venezuelan Government for Money Laundering

The United States extradited a high-profile business associate of the Venezuelan government on Saturday to face money laundering charges. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responded by suspending negotiations with the opposition.

  • Oct 18, 2021
  • 11:53 AM

US Plans to Reinstate ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Next Month

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said it plans to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next month to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, complying with a judge’s order.

  • Oct 15, 2021
  • 10:31 AM

The Nightmare of Migrants Crossing the Darién Jungle

Reporter David González M. follows one Haitian migrant, his family, and others from as far away as Pakistan as they prepare to make the deadly journey through the Colombia-Panama border region.

  • Oct 8, 2021
  • 4:23 PM

Groups Sue Mexico Seeking to Stop Mass Removal of Migrants

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four migrant defense groups in Mexico announced Wednesday that they have sought court injunctions to block what they call “massive” deportations, arguing the government is violating due process and Mexican and international law governing asylum.

  • Sep 9, 2021
  • 10:27 PM

Access to Abortion Is Mexico’s Example for Latin America (and Texas)

The most important Catholic country in Latin America is today a feminist reference.

  • Sep 8, 2021
  • 4:29 PM

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