In Mexico, Worry That Maya Train Will Destroy Jungle

The Maya Train is intended to drive economic development to some of the country’s poorest areas, in part by bringing up to three million tourists each year. But one section crosses the Calakmul jungle, part of the Mayan jungle, the largest tropical forest in the Americas after the Amazon.

  • Feb 3, 2023
  • 11:24 AM

Mexican President Says He’ll Consider ‘El Chapo’ Request

Mexico’s president said Wednesday his government will consider a plea by imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to be returned to Mexico, presumably to serve out his sentence.

  • Jan 19, 2023
  • 10:25 AM

National Guard Sent to Mexico City Subway on Sabotage Worry

The mayor of Mexico City announced Thursday that 6,060 National Guard officers will be posted in the city’s subway system after a series of accidents that officials suggested could be due to sabotage.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 10:34 AM

Brazil Cracks Down Post-Riot, Vows to Protect Democracy

Brazilian authorities vowed Monday to protect democracy and punish thousands of supporters of ex-President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed and trashed the nation’s highest seats of power in chaos with striking similarities to the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

  • Jan 9, 2023
  • 2:48 PM

Biden Visits US-Mexico Border in Face of GOP Criticism

President Joe Biden walked a muddy stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and inspected a busy port of entry Sunday on his first trip to the region after two years in office, a visit shadowed by the fraught politics of immigration as Republicans blame him for record numbers of migrants crossing into the country.

  • Jan 9, 2023
  • 11:55 AM

Brownlisted: New Year, Same Bull

A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 12:24 PM

Biden to Make First Visit to US-Mexico Border

President Joe Biden intends to visit the U.S.-Mexico border —his first trip there since taking office— in connection with his meeting next week in Mexico City with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.

  • Jan 5, 2023
  • 10:30 AM

Mexico’s Supreme Court Elects 1st Female Chief Justice

Mexico’s Supreme Court elected the first female chief justice in its history Monday. Justice Norma Lucía Piña was sworn in for her four-year term at the head of the 11-member court, pledging to maintain the independence of the country’s highest court.

  • Jan 3, 2023
  • 10:21 AM

Mexican President Asks Bad Bunny to Play Free Concert

Mexico’s president made a public request Wednesday to Puerto Rican reggaeton star Bad Bunny to play a free concert in Mexico City, to make up for a fake ticket scandal that left thousands frustrated outside his sold-out appearance Friday.

  • Dec 15, 2022
  • 11:49 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

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

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

Unredacted Report Suggests Mexican Army Helped Cover Up Missing Students

Futuro Investigates obtained a copy of an official document with a new and horrifying version of what might have happened. The report concluded that all the students were indeed killed but implied the Mexican army was an accomplice in covering up the crimes.

  • Sep 26, 2022
  • 8:32 PM

6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico, 2 Dead

A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Mexico early Thursday, causing at least two deaths, damaging buildings, and setting off landslides. The earthquake struck at 1:19 a.m. near the epicenter of a magnitude 7.6 quake that hit three days earlier in the western state of Michoacan.

  • Sep 22, 2022
  • 11:23 AM

Strong Earthquake Shakes Mexico’s Pacific Coast; 1 Killed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico’s central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes.

  • Sep 19, 2022
  • 5:06 PM

Bitter Taste of Justice as Mexico Makes Slow Progress in Case of Missing Students (OPINION)

Only public scrutiny of new evidence can ensure the robustness of truth and reconciliation in the case of Ayotzinapa.. Only when all 43 students have been found can Mexico finally hope for a rare taste of justice—never complete, and always bittersweet.

  • Aug 26, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

In Mexico Resort Town, Squatters Make a Stand Against Developers

While police are trying to evict squatters so towering condos can be built next to wood and tarpaper shacks, residents of Tulum are fighting back, saying they are tired of foreign investors excluding local people from their own coast.

  • Aug 18, 2022
  • 12:32 PM

Cuban Doctor Shot to Death at Mexico Hospital

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Cuban doctor has been shot to death at a hospital in a rough neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City, prosecutors in the State of Mexico confirmed late Monday.

  • Aug 16, 2022
  • 3:28 PM

Mexico President to Bypass Congress to Keep Army in Streets

Mexico’s president has begun exploring plans to sidestep congress to hand formal control of the National Guard to the army, a move that could extend the military’s control over policing in a country with high levels of violence.

  • Aug 15, 2022
  • 10:05 AM

The Missing Pieces in Addressing the Migration Crisis at the US-Mexico Border

If the Mexican and U.S. governments don’t shift their migration and border policies, horrific scenes like we saw in San Antonio in June, where the bodies of 53 migrants were discovered in an abandoned semi trailer, will become far more common.

  • Aug 11, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

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