Mexico

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

Mexico Supreme Court Rules Abortion Not a Crime

The decision will immediately only affect the northern border state, but it establishes “obligatory criteria for all of the country’s judges,” compelling them to act the same way in similar cases, said court President Arturo Zaldívar.

  • Sep 7, 2021
  • 3:49 PM

Mexico: Help for US on Migrants ‘Can’t Go On Forever’

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president again sidestepped questions Thursday about the reinstatement of the U.S. “Remain in Mexico” policy.

  • Aug 26, 2021
  • 9:30 PM

Mexico Welcomes 124 Afghan Refugee Journalists, Families

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico welcomed a group of 124 Afghan media workers and their families Wednesday after the group fled their country because of the Taliban takeover.

  • Aug 25, 2021
  • 2:24 PM

Mezcal: From Farms To Bars (A Latino USA Podcast)

Latino USA takes us on a journey to understand —and appreciate— mezcal’s production process and how to become a better consumer.

  • Aug 24, 2021
  • 11:20 AM

Mexico, Facing Its Third COVID-19 Wave, Shows the Dangers of Weak Federal Coordination

A more evidence-based approach would have helped Mexico over the past 18 months, and it still can going forward.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 7:44 AM

Mexico Says Officials Spent $61 Million on Pegasus Spyware

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top security official said Wednesday that two previous administrations spent $61 million to buy Pegasus spyware that has been implicated in government surveillance of opponents and journalists around the world.

  • Jul 28, 2021
  • 6:02 PM

Volunteers Hunting for Mexico’s ‘Disappeared’ Become Targets

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The mainly female volunteers who fan out across Mexico to hunt for the bodies of murdered relatives are themselves increasingly being killed, putting to the test the government’s promise to help them in their quest for a final shred of justice: a chance to mourn.

  • Jul 23, 2021
  • 8:50 AM

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