Mexico’s President Calls Charges Against Trump Political

Mexico’s president said Wednesday he opposes the criminal charges filed against former U.S. President Donald Trump, suggesting they were brought for political reasons during an electoral campaign.

  • Apr 6, 2023
  • 10:32 AM

Indigenous Anti-Mining Activist Found Slain in Mexico

An Indigenous anti-mining activist has been killed in western Mexico, authorities confirmed Tuesday. The killing of Eustacio Alcalá comes just over two months after two other anti-mining activists disappeared near where his body was found.

  • Apr 5, 2023
  • 10:51 AM

Activists’ Network in Mexico Helps U.S. Women Get Abortions

A network of groups in Mexico provides virtual guidance as well as shipments of abortion pills for women who want to terminate a pregnancy on their own. Their work has sparked interest in the U.S. and a surge of requests for help, after the Supreme Court moved to eliminate the constitutional right to abortion last year.

  • Apr 3, 2023
  • 10:40 AM

The Fight of the Maya Against the Mayan Train in Mexico

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has made completing the Mayan Train, a project that looks to connect parts of the Yucatán Peninsula and drive tourism in remote areas, has met with increasing resistance from the Indigenous people of the region.

  • Mar 31, 2023
  • 1:55 PM

Mexico: Arrest Orders Issued for 6 in Migrant Detention Center Fire

A Mexican court issued arrest orders Thursday for six people in connection with the fire that killed 39 migrants at a detention facility this week in the border city of Ciudad Juárez, according to the federal prosecutor leading the investigation.

  • Mar 31, 2023
  • 10:59 AM

Mexico: Despite ‘Coup,’ Castillo Legal President of Peru

Mexico’s president said Wednesday that Peru’s ousted president, Pedro Castillo, remains “the legal and legitimate president” of that country and that he was jailed as part of a “coup,” saying that Peru’s current government is “racist” and had jailed Castillo because he is Indigenous.

  • Mar 30, 2023
  • 10:37 AM

38 Dead in Mexico Fire After Guards Didn’t Let Migrants Out

After 38 migrants dead and 28 were seriously injured in a fire at a detention center in Ciudad Juárez late Monday, much of Mexico is wondering why authorities didn’t attempt to release the men before smoke filled the room and killed so many?

  • Mar 29, 2023
  • 10:46 AM

Mexico: Migrants Lit Mattresses in Fire That Killed 39

Migrants fearing deportation set mattresses ablaze at an immigration detention center in northern Mexico, starting a fire that left 39 dead, the president said Tuesday following one of the deadliest incidents ever at an immigration lockup in the country.

  • Mar 28, 2023
  • 10:37 AM

Mexico Sanctioned for Not Protecting Endangered Porpoise

Mexico acknowledged Saturday it faces sanctions from the international wildlife body known as CITES for not doing enough to protect the vaquita, a porpoise that is the world’s smallest cetacean and most endangered marine mammal.

  • Mar 27, 2023
  • 10:46 AM

Mexican President Pushes Back on US Criticism on Cartel Violence

Mexico’s president on Friday angrily rejected comments by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the Mexican government has lost control over parts of the country.

  • Mar 24, 2023
  • 3:58 PM

Mexican President Says His Country Safer Than United States

Mexico’s president claimed Monday that his country is safer than the United States, a week after two U.S. citizens were killed and two kidnapped and later rescued in the border city of Matamoros.

  • Mar 14, 2023
  • 10:33 AM

Mexican Director Rodrigo Reyes’ Voice Overpowers New Doc ‘Sansón and Me’ (REVIEW)

In ‘Sansón and Me,’ a documentary that follows the story of a young man sentenced to life in prison for his role in a gang-related shooting, Mexican filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes’ voice overpowers and undermines his well-meaning intentions.

  • Mar 10, 2023
  • 4:14 PM

Mexican President to US: Fentanyl Is Your Problem

Mexico’s president said Thursday that his country does not produce or consume fentanyl, despite enormous evidence to the contrary. His statement comes amid calls by some U.S. Republicans to use the U.S. military to attack drug labs in Mexico.

  • Mar 10, 2023
  • 10:40 AM

2 Kidnapped Americans Found Dead in Mexico, 2 Others Alive

Two U.S. citizens missing since their violent abduction last week in the northern Mexican border city of Matamoros have been found dead and two others are alive, the state’s governor said Tuesday.

  • Mar 7, 2023
  • 10:41 AM

4 Americans Kidnapped in Northern Mexico

Four U.S. citizens have been kidnapped after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros, the FBI said.

  • Mar 6, 2023
  • 10:51 AM

Activist Appears Targeted at Mexican President’s Press Briefing

A human rights activist in Mexico’s dangerous northern border city of Nuevo Laredo said Wednesday that he suspects the Mexican army —and the government in general— are behind claims linking him to a drug cartel, which could put his life at risk.

  • Mar 2, 2023
  • 10:34 AM

Mexican States in Hot Competition Over Possible Tesla Plant

Mexico is undergoing a fevered competition among states to win a potential Tesla facility in jostling reminiscent of what happens among U.S. cities and states vying to win investments from tech companies.

  • Feb 27, 2023
  • 10:03 AM

Digging Into Mexican Food With Chef Margarita Carrillo (A Latino USA Podcast)

On this episode of Latino USA, Mexican chef and cookbook author Margarita Carrillo Arronte talks with host Maria Hinojosa about the rich history of her home country’s cuisine, debunking misconceptions about it, and spending a lifetime cooking, eating, and loving Mexican food. 

  • Feb 21, 2023
  • 12:12 PM

Netflix’s ‘Against the Ropes’ Is a Refreshing Take on Mexicana Toughness (REVIEW)

Netflix’s ‘Against the Ropes’ is an unlikely love story. We’re talking a woman-centered wrestling show that’s primarily about the relationship between a mother and her 12-year-old daughter, plus a maximalist show that combines not just lucha libre wrestling, but also a drug ring, a bridal shop workplace, multiple romance plots, and more.

  • Feb 13, 2023
  • 12:57 PM

Cuban President Visits Mexico, Receives Highest Honor for Foreigners

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel acknowledged that the island faces “tremendously difficult challenges” as he arrived in Mexico on Saturday. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador called U.S. policy “completely worn out, anachronistic, it has no future or point, and it no longer benefits anyone.”

  • Feb 13, 2023
  • 10:52 AM

‘Huesera: The Bone Woman’ Exposes the Horror in Mexican Expectations Around Motherhood (INTERVIEW)

Writer-director Michelle Garza Cervera’s feature debut, ‘Huesera: The Bone Woman,’ exposes the Mexican cult of motherhood as a site of horror. The film follows Natalia Solián as Valeria, a young Mexican woman who’s convinced herself that she wants what society wants of her.

  • Feb 9, 2023
  • 1:10 PM

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