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

Mexicans Approve 10 of AMLO’s Proposals, Including ‘Maya Train’

Only 1 in 90 registered voters participated, leading critics to question the results.

  • Nov 27, 2018
  • 11:44 AM

Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine

This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • 11:35 AM

Report Blames Poor Welds for Mexico City Subway Collapse

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A preliminary report by experts into the collapse of a Mexico City elevated subway line that killed 26 people placed much of the blame Wednesday on poor welds in studs that joined steel support beams to a concrete layer supporting the track bed.

  • Jun 16, 2021
  • 5:00 PM

Mexico’s ‘Teflon’ Presidency Loses Some Sheen but Survives

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For a president with a plunging economy and the world’s fourth-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador isn’t doing so badly.

  • Sep 1, 2020
  • 11:38 AM

Brazil Justice Minister Resigns, Accuses President of Interfering With Criminal Investigations

Federal police are currently investigating several members of Bolsonaro’s family, including his sons Carlos and Flávio.

  • Apr 27, 2020
  • 1:55 PM

Police Officers and Military Exchange Gunfire in Haiti

Police officers protesting pay and working conditions disrupted the first day of Haiti’s Carnival.

  • Feb 24, 2020
  • 12:13 PM

Mexico’s Treasury Secretary Resigns, Cites Interference

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s treasury secretary resigned Tuesday, complaining of the appointment of unqualified officials by “influential people in the current administration who have clear conflicts of interest.”

  • Jul 9, 2019
  • 2:59 PM

Zapatista Rebels Vow Opposition to Mexico’s New President

The criticisms came as the Zapatistas celebrated the 25th anniversary of their brief armed uprising in 1994.

  • Jan 3, 2019
  • 2:27 PM

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