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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday allowed Texas’ floating barrier on a section of the Rio Grande to stay in place for now, a day after a judge called the buoys a threat to the safety of migrants and relations between the U.S. and Mexico.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas must move a large floating barrier that Gov. Greg Abbott placed on the river between the U.S. and Mexico this summer as part of the Republican’s escalating attempts to stop migrants from crossing America’s southern border, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
A series of about three dozen government-written, free textbooks will be required reading for first through ninth grades in every school in Mexico starting on August 28. The books, issued by the López Obrador administration, contain glaring factual errors and criticize capitalism.
Corn is the most fundamental ingredient of Mexican cuisine, and heirloom varieties make up far less than one percent of total domestic corn production in Mexico. But for the first time in years, many are hopeful about the crop, with some in the academic and public sectors hoping to increase its production.
From 1998 to 2005, 49 elderly women were robbed and strangled in their homes in Mexico City by a serial killer dubbed the “Mataviejitas” (The Little Old Lady Killer), the subject of a Netflix documentary by director María José Cuevas.
CREA, an organization founded in 2013 that offers formal schooling to Spanish-speaking adults across the city, aims to bolster education levels among Latino immigrants by helping them achieve elementary and middle-school proficiency in multiple subjects.
Towering a couple of hours from one of the world’s largest cities, the Popocatepetl volcano has been coating nearby towns with ash and disrupting flights at Mexico City’s airport, the busiest in Latin America.
Mexican prosecutors announced Saturday night that they are withdrawing a case against a woman who was sentenced to six years in prison for killing a man as he raped and attacked her.
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has again complained to the United States that the U.S. government is funding organizations opposed to his administration, this time in a letter to President Joe Biden.
U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions next week.
The San Diego Padres will play against the San Francisco Giants next weekend at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú in the country’s capital, where fans are eager to watch more baseball after Mexico’s deep run at the World Baseball Classic in March.
Mexico’s governmental human rights commission on Wednesday called on ten of the country’s 32 states to get rid of old laws that ban marriage between people with “chronic, incurable, hereditary or contagious diseases,” saying that could discriminate against the HIV-positive or people living with AIDS.
About two dozen makeshift tents were set ablaze and destroyed at a migrant camp across the border from Texas this week, witnesses said Friday, a sign of the extreme risk that comes with being stuck in Mexico as the Biden administration increasingly relies on that country to host people fleeing poverty and violence.
Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that last year’s transfer of the newly created National Guard from civilian to military control was unconstitutional, dealing a blow to President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador who created the security force in 2019.
A protest by some migrants led U.S. Customs and Border Protection to briefly close the Paso Del Norte International Bridge linking El Paso, Texas and the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez early Monday.
Migrants who enter the United States illegally will be screened by asylum officers while in custody under a limited experiment that provides them access to legal counsel, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.
Among the factors that led to the fire-related deaths of migrants in a detention facility in Juárez is the decadeslong immigration enforcement policies of the U.S. and Mexican governments that have seen the number of people kept in such facilities skyrocket.
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.
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.
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.
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.