Mexico

Mexico Faces Early World Cup Exit Against Saudi Arabia; Messi, Argentina Play Poland for Survival

Mexico is going to have to suddenly find goals — and perhaps even several of them — to extend its knockout-round streak at the World Cup. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has already come to Argentina’s rescue at the World Cup, and he might just have to do it all over again.

  • Nov 29, 2022
  • 10:46 AM

Argentina-Mexico World Cup Spanish TV Gets 8.9M US Viewers

Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico was the most-watched Spanish-language World Cup group stage broadcast in U.S. history, drawing 8.9 million viewers on Telemundo television and the streaming services of Telemundo and Peacock.

  • Nov 28, 2022
  • 10:09 AM

World Cup 2022: Leaving Pepi Home a Missed Opportunity for US Team

Ricardo Pepi was left off the U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup roster after giving stellar performances in the qualifying matches — and even after the 19-year-old Mexican American chose to play for the U.S. team over the Mexican one. Will his fate convince dual nationals in the future to choose otherwise?

  • Nov 22, 2022
  • 12:45 PM

The Life and Legacy of Ricardo Flores Magón (OPINION)

A hundred years ago today, the life of Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magón was extinguished at the age of 48. A leader of Mexico’s early anarchist movement and a catalyst of the Mexican Revolution, his ideas still reverberate on both sides of the border.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 5:48 PM

The Philosophy of Tenoch Huerta (OPINION)

The Mexican actor’s advice on success and dealing with life’s challenges echoes a philosophy that isn’t so popular with today’s younger generations.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 1:13 PM

Mothers of LGBTQ Children Join Forces in Latin America

Founded in 2017, the Latin American Movement of Mothers of LGTB+ Children lobbies governments to eliminate prejudicial laws and better enforce existing bans on violence and discrimination.

  • Nov 21, 2022
  • 10:33 AM

Drowning of Russian Migrant Highlights Danger of US Border Policy (PHOTOS)

Critics of the migrants trying to cross the border say that there are legal avenues and procedures to follow. However, many asylum seekers are never screened and are sent back to Mexico under Title 42, the Trump-era policy that denies entry to immigrants with the pretense of protecting public health.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 2:18 PM

‘Safe Line’ Guiding Visitors to Safety Draws Criticism in Costa Rica

A striking line of red paint approximately eight inches wide and spanning a kilometer in length appeared on Friday in parts of downtown San José. Part of a project called Kilometer Downtown, its intent is to guide tourists to hotels and safe spots where they can ask for information.

  • Nov 14, 2022
  • 1:38 PM

Narsiso Martinez: Depicting Farmwork in Art (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode, Oaxacan-born artist Narsiso Martinez takes us through his solo exhibition titled “Reimagining Essential” at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, and we hear the stories behind the materials he uses and the realities he depicts.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 11:55 AM

Botched Autopsy in Mexico Killing Leads to Cover-Up Charge

The death of Ariadna López, 27, brought up all the issues that have enraged women in Mexico: officials blaming the victim, poor police investigation, and misconduct that has led to a growing number of unsolved killings of women.

  • Nov 8, 2022
  • 11:14 AM

EPA to Test Air, Groundwater in Puerto Rico for First Time

The announcement, made on Friday, is part of the Biden administration’s effort to directly address the disproportionate impacts of pollution that have existed for decades in many low-income communities and communities of color.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • 12:05 PM

Like US, Mexico Faces a State-by-State Divide Over Abortion

Ten of Mexico’s 32 states have decriminalized abortion, most of them in just the past three years. Even in some of those 10 states, for example Oaxaca, activists say they face persisting challenges in trying to make abortion safe, accessible, and government-funded.

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • 10:24 AM

Massive Leak Sparks Debate About Role of Military in Mexico

Early this month, several media outlets published classified information leaked from servers of the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense, sparking a national debate in Mexico concerning the main function of the Army.

  • Oct 28, 2022
  • 5:36 PM

Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in All of Mexico’s States

Lawmakers in the border state of Tamaulipas voted Wednesday night to legalize same-sex marriages, becoming the last of Mexico’s 32 states to authorize such unions. The measure passed with 23 votes in favor, 12 against, and two abstentions, setting off cheers of “Yes, we can!” from supporters.

  • Oct 27, 2022
  • 10:24 AM

Two Wounded at Bolsonaro Rally in Brazil, Tensions High Before Sunday Vote

A violent showdown at a Bolsonaro rally on Sunday left two wounded, and political tensions remain heightened leading up to the October 30 runoff election between right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and left-wing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 4:54 PM

The Trevor Project Launches Crisis Services in Mexico to Help Save Lives of LGBT Youth

In Mexico, according to its National Survey on Sexual and Gender Diversity, as of 2021, 28 percent of the LGBTQ+ population has thought about or attempted suicide in their lifetime—which translates to 1.4 million LGBTQ+ people 15 years and older.

  • Oct 18, 2022
  • 11:47 AM

Small Town in Southern Mexico Hosts Thousands of Migrants

San Pedro Tapanatepec had 7,000 migrants, about 75 percent Venezuelans, when the Associated Press visited at the beginning of October. By Monday, Mayor Humberto Parrazales estimated the number had grown to 14,000.

  • Oct 18, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Former University of Puerto Rico Student Sentenced in Cyberstalking Case

A judge on Wednesday ordered Iván-Santell Velázquez, a former student at the University of Puerto Rico, to serve 13 months in federal prison and two years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to cyberstalking.

  • Oct 17, 2022
  • 12:38 PM

US to Begin Turning Many Venezuelan Migrants Back to Mexico

The Biden administration is also creating a pathway to allow “qualified” Venezuelans into the country. Venezuelans have been fleeing their home country in record numbers, and the number crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has surged.

  • Oct 13, 2022
  • 3:34 PM

LA’s Indigenous People Hurt, Betrayed by Racist Remarks

Nury Martínez resigned from her Los Angeles City Council seat Wednesday and offered her apologies, but the disparaging remarks still deeply hurt the city’s immigrants from Oaxaca, which has one of Mexico’s largest Indigenous populations.

  • Oct 13, 2022
  • 10:06 AM

Mexico to Sue U.S. Gun Companies for Flow of Illegal Weapons

The Government of Mexico plans to file a second lawsuit against U.S. companies it alleges are responsible for the flow of illegal weapons into the country, Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard announced last Wednesday.

  • Oct 11, 2022
  • 12:44 PM

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