Veracruz’s Municipal Palace Occupied by #YoSoy132 Movement

For those who thought that the #YoSoy132 movement had lost momentum in protesting the Mexican presidential election results had waned, this weekend in Xalapa, Veracruz, protesters peacefully occupied the capital city's municipal palace. The following videos (both in Spanish) provide additional details about the occupation, seen as a symbolic victory for the student-initiated movement, which […]

  • Sep 3, 2012
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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
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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
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Into Natalia Lafourcade’s Inner Garden (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this episode, recorded just days before her Carnegie Hall performance, Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa sits down with Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade to talk about her inspirations and evolution as an artist, and reflect on the value of tending to one’s inner garden.

  • Jan 20, 2023
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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
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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
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Foto Festival Shows Latin America at Its Core

The Latin American Foto Festival, which was held this year at the Bronx Documentary Center from July 14 to 31, sought to show the humanity, richness, and complexity of Latin America, its people, and its cultures.

  • Aug 5, 2022
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Two Indicted in Tractor-Trailer Case That Left 53 Migrants Dead

Two men, both of Pasadena, Texas, were indicted Wednesday in the case of a hot, airless tractor-trailer rig found last month with 53 dead or dying migrants in San Antonio, officials said.

  • Jul 21, 2022
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Bodies of Migrants Who Died in Texas Trailer Come to Mexico

After days of preparation and donations to cover funeral costs, this mountain community in eastern Mexico on Thursday mourned the return of three teens, all cousins, lost among the 53 migrants who died inside a semitrailer in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Jul 14, 2022
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Luis Carlos Restrepo y la revolución-molecular-disipada (OPINIÓN)

Colombia está al borde de un cambio increíble, mientras que la historia de cómo llegamos aquí es casi mágicamente audaz como las representaciones fantásticas de Colombia que vemos en la televisión.

  • May 25, 2022
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Cubans Seek Broad Reforms, Not Another Revolution (OPINION)

While many in the United States use social media information to justify a regime change, the reality is, that’s not what every Cuban wants.

  • Apr 18, 2022
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Silvana Estrada Finds Freedom in Music (A Latino USA Podcast)

Veracruz native Silvana Estrada talks about connecting with audiences across the United States and beyond, finding inspiration in the world around her, and the making of her debut album, ‘Marchita.’ She also reflects on forging her own path in music and the formative experiences that made her the artist she is today.

  • Apr 12, 2022
  • 10:37 AM

Thousands of Women March Against Femicide in Mexico City

On Tuesday, thousands of women in Mexico City marched against femicide. An estimated total 80,000 attended sister events in Puebla, Cuernavaca, Veracruz, Morelia, Guanajuato, Chiapas, and other places across Mexico.

  • Mar 10, 2022
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As Guest Workers Increase, So Do Concerns of Wage Cheating

From 2005 to 2020, U.S. employers around the country were ordered to pay more than $42.5 million in back wages to 69,000 workers who perform seasonal low-wage jobs on H-2A and H-2B visas. But labor advocates are worried that many more workers are being cheated.

  • Mar 3, 2022
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Young Undocumented Immigrants Build a Community on TikTok

DACA recipients have turned to TikTok to gain control of the media narrative of Dreamers, using the app as a safe space for undocumented youth to connect with one another and share resources.

  • Jan 11, 2022
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Mexico Overhauls Handling of Migrants to Relieve Pressure

The Mexican government has opted for a new strategy to relieve pressure on its southern border, where tens of thousands of migrants accumulate, and to deactivate the caravans that journey northward: granting humanitarian visas and offering transfers to other states.

  • Dec 3, 2021
  • 4:00 PM

Mexico Breaks Up Second Migrant March

Mexican authorities say a group of hundreds of mainly Haitian and Central American migrants who had started walking north have agreed to be separated and taken by bus to several cities to apply for humanitarian visas.

  • Nov 24, 2021
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Planned Opposition Protests in Cuba Flop

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez called the protests an “absolute failure” in an interview on Tuesday. He also criticized U.S. President Joe Biden for not yet addressing the embargo and continuing with Trump-era policies that have exacerbated the country’s shortage of basic goods.

  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 12:51 PM

Officials: Many Haitian Migrants Are Being Released in US

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Many Haitian migrants camped in a small Texas border town are being released in the United States, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, undercutting the Biden administration’s public statements that the thousands in the camp faced immediate expulsion.

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Shining Path Leader Abimael Guzmán Dead at 86

Guzmán left his job as a professor of philosophy in 1980 to lead Shining Path in what would become the deadliest civil conflict in Peru’s history as an independent country.

  • Sep 13, 2021
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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
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