Mexico

Mexican Officials Aren’t Reporting COVID-19 Cases in Migrant Detention Centers

Mexico’s National Immigration Institute (INM) has dodged questions regarding the number of COVID-19 cases at its detention facilities.

  • Dec 2, 2020
  • 11:07 AM

Pop-up School for US Asylum Seekers Thrives Despite Pandemic

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — It started out simply: A pop-up school on a sidewalk to teach reading, writing, math and art to Central American children living in a camp of asylum seekers stuck at America’s doorstep.

  • Dec 1, 2020
  • 5:48 PM

113 Bodies Found in Unmarked Graves in Mexico

The State Attorney General’s office stated that this is the largest gravesite ever found in the area, and that officials are attempting to identify the remains.

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • 9:04 AM

Mexico Says Officials Will Not Be Tried in the U.S.

However, Jesús Ramírez, a spokesman for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said the country was willing to extradite officials or drug traffickers, contradicting the earlier statement made by Marcelo Ebrard.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 2:01 PM

Mexico Tops 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, 4th Country to Do So

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico passed the 100,000 mark in COVID-19 deaths, becoming only the fourth country to do so amid concerns about the lingering physical and psychological scars on survivors.

  • Nov 20, 2020
  • 8:38 AM

US Drops Drug Trafficking Charges Against Ex-Mexican General

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday formally dropped a drug trafficking and money laundering case against a former Mexican defense secretary, a stunning reversal that came after a pressure campaign from Mexico.

  • Nov 18, 2020
  • 8:34 PM

Mexico President Moves to Ban Job Outsourcing

Outsourcing in Mexico grew from 1 million workers to about 4.6 million by 2018.

  • Nov 13, 2020
  • 1:06 PM

Mexico to Stop Holding Child Migrants in Detention Centers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United Nations and other organizations are applauding changes to Mexico’s immigration law that would prohibit holding migrant children in immigration detention centers.

  • Nov 12, 2020
  • 1:01 PM

Mexico Asks U.S. for Extradition of Former Mexico City Official

Mexican prosecutors say that fugitive former Mexico City public housing official, Raymundo Collins has been located in the United States.

  • Nov 2, 2020
  • 12:21 PM

For Mexico’s Doctors, an Especially Mournful Day of the Dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The diminutive figure of a skeleton in a face mask and medical cap has a hand on a bedridden patient. At its side is the sort of skull made of sugar common on Day of the Dead altars. And behind is the photo of a white-haired 64-year-old man in glasses smiling at the camera: the late Dr. José Luis Linares.

  • Nov 2, 2020
  • 10:25 AM

Mexico Reported 193,170 ‘Excess Deaths’ Through September 26

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican health authorities acknowledged Sunday that the country’s true death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is far higher than thought, saying there were 193,170 “excess” deaths in the year up to September 26, with 139,153 of those judged to be attributable to COVID-19.

  • Oct 26, 2020
  • 11:52 AM

For Todas las Compas

Not only is a woman’s womb the cradle for all human life, masculinity seems to be an aberration of sorts from a feminine norm.

  • Oct 23, 2020
  • 3:28 PM

8 Out of 10 Coronavirus Patients Put on Ventilators Die in Mexico

The IMSS reported that of the 17,331 of the intubated patients in October, 15,070 have died.

  • Oct 23, 2020
  • 12:21 PM

Arrest of Former Mexican Defense Minister Shakes Military

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday that his ambassador to the United States told him two weeks ago that there was an investigation underway there involving Mexico’s former defense secretary, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles.

  • Oct 16, 2020
  • 11:07 AM

Hurricane Delta Heads Towards Yucatan Peninsula and Parts of Caribbean

Mexico is still recuperating from Tropical Storm Gamma, which left at least six dead and displaced more than half a million people.

  • Oct 6, 2020
  • 9:06 AM

Black Singer of Regional Mexican Music Sparks Buzz, Emotion

Sarah Palafox, an African American woman raised by a Mexican immigrant family, has generated excitement online with her versions of regional Mexican music.

  • Oct 5, 2020
  • 9:53 AM

Mexican Workers Send Home Huge Amounts of Money Amid Virus

PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic stopped work for nearly a month at the California farm where Luis earns $80 a day picking tomatoes, but that didn’t stop him from sending $800 to family in Mexico.

  • Oct 2, 2020
  • 4:51 PM

Over 70 Arrest Warrants Issued in Mexico’s Ayotzinapa Case

Thousands marched in cities across Mexico on Saturday to mark the sixth anniversary of the 2014 disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa Teachers College in the state of Guerrero.

  • Sep 28, 2020
  • 3:25 PM

Mexico Official: Definitive COVID-19 Toll Will Take 2 Years

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top coronavirus official said Sunday that definitive data on the country’s death toll from COVID-19 won’t be available for “a couple of years.”

  • Sep 28, 2020
  • 11:01 AM

Homicides Decline in Mexico as Femicides Rise

Out of the total number of 36,476 homicides in 2019, 3,874 were femicides, the highest figure since 1990.

  • Sep 25, 2020
  • 3:57 PM

Mexico Skirts U.S. Criticism of Anti-Drug Enforcement

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday that Mexico will respond “softly, softly” and with “love and peace” to the finding by the U.S. government that his country needs to do more to stop drug trafficking.

  • Sep 17, 2020
  • 5:30 PM

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