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Pope Francis's Visit to Mexico May Bring Hope to the Nearly Hopeless

Dylan Corbett | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Dylan Corbett

A visit to Mexico, with places like Ayotzinapa and Ciudad Juárez as backdrop, will challenge Pope Francis to re-articulate a vision of the common good dramatically at odds with the reality of contemporary Mexico, and to offer hope to a people weighed down by near hopelessness.

5 Men Sentenced To 697 Years Behind Bars For Killing Women In Ciudad Juarez

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.29.2015 | World

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced Tuesday that they had won "historic" convictions and sentences of 697 years in...

Border Wars

James Moore | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
James Moore

While drug runners and police officers fire at each other on camera, community leaders shoot themselves in the foot by allowing access to these scenes. Self-inflicted wounds tend to be the worst kind.

Horrific Murder Of Family Leaves Neighbors In Shock

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 11.21.2013 | Latino Voices

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Grieving neighbors and friends are struggling to understand the horrific killing of eight members of a religious family...

'Narco Cultura' Takes You Inside The World Of Drug Violence

Posted 11.21.2013 | Latino Voices

With and AK-47 and a bazooka on my shoulder/ cross my path and I’ll chop your head off/ We’re bloodthirsty, and crazy and we like to kill. T...

A Halloween Nightmare in Juárez

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

On October 24 in Ciudad Juárez, the Dulces Blueberry maquiladora, a low-wage manufacturing plant that specializes in American Halloween candy, turned...

'Diana The Hunter Of Bus Drivers' Allegedly Seeking Revenge For Past Sexual Violence

AP | RICARDO CHAVEZ | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Half of the drivers who work a bus route on which two colleagues were shot to death last week, possibly by a woman seeking re...

Mexican Police Seek 'Hunter Of Bus Drivers'

AP | RICARDO CHAVEZ | Posted 11.03.2013 | Crime

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Mexican prosecutors said Monday they are investigating claims that a woman who killed two bus drivers last week in this ...

Detroit Is America's Ciudad Juarez

Daniel Pena | Posted 10.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Daniel Pena

Like most young writers/artists/creators who entertain the idea of moving to Detroit, I visited for all of the reasons Patti Smith told me to and also because I'd found a house for one dollar through a Re/Max agent on the Internet.

Cop Shouldn't Have Done This On Camera

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Ciudad Juárez police are investigating a video of a cop kicking a woman, the El Paso Times reports. It’s not clear why the cop lashes out at th...

Abducted Children Reunite With Mom After Year In Kidnappers' Clutches

AP | Posted 03.22.2013 | Crime

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- A California woman and her two sons are back together after the boys were kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico for more than...

Searching For God In Ciudad Juárez

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

Nowhere is the human toll of our American consumption more obvious than in the United States/Mexico border region. And nowhere is the border nightmare more clearly visible than in Ciudad Juárez. Also obvious is the passion and resilience of the residents.

Arrests, Falling Crime Rates Disguise Mexico's Raging Drug War

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

By Dave Graham and Julian Cardona CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Inside a notorious Mexican prison where armed convicts use...

Feeding the Femicide Machine in Mexico

Vanessa Perez | Posted 01.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Perez

The rapid population growth and the burgeoning transient and migrant population have made it difficult for the city to create the proper infrastructure and social services to meet the needs of the people. Is it too much to ask that corporations do more to protect their employees and help solve these crimes?

Mexican State Prints Images Of Missing On Tortilla Wrappers

AP | RICARDO CHAVEZ | Posted 01.13.2013 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — A border state in northern Mexico has launched a campaign it hopes will be more effective than photos on milk cartons to...

Time to End Impunity in Mexico

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Frank Jannuzi

While the Mexican government claims credit for reducing the level of violence and restoring order to major cities, too often progress on one aspect of law and order -- drug cartels -- has come at the expense of another: the government's respect for basic human rights.

9-Year-Old Boy With Massive Tumor Plucked From Dangerous Mexico City By U.S. Feds

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

U.S. federal agents plucked a 9-year-old boy with a massive tumor from a dangerous city in Mexico and transported him in an armored vehicle across the...

Mexico Ships Gang Leader To U.S. On Charges He Ordered Assassination

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Crime

MEXICO CITY, June 29 (Reuters) - Mexico has extradited a drug gang leader to face charges that he played a key part in the daylight execution of a U...

Matt Sledge

Pot Supporter Wins Texas Congress Race | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A Texas congressional candidate who favors marijuana legalization beat eight-term incumbent El Paso Rep. Silvestre Reyes Tuesday in the Democratic pri...

Border Bullet Bust: 268,000 Rounds Seized From Truck Entering Mexico

AP | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Mexican customs inspectors seized 268,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition found in a U.S. truck at a border crossing in Ci...

Matt Sledge

Two Democrats Square Off Over Drug War In Fierce Texas Primary | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

As Rep. Silvestre Reyes finishes up his eighth term representing El Paso, he is facing an unusual challenge: an experienced, credible primary opponent...

Popular Mexican Band Banned For Songs About Drugs

AP | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- The capital of Mexico's Chihuahua state has indefinitely banned the famous norteno group Los Tigres del Norte from playing in...

Mexican Activists Protest Drug War Through Public Art

Posted 03.06.2012 | Latino Voices

While drug-related deaths continue to escalate as the Mexican drug war wages on, Mexican youth have resorted to peaceful and artistic forms of protest...

Mexico Sends Message to the United States: No More Weapons!

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Lisa Haugaard

Just a few steps south of the U.S.-Mexico border, President Calderón unveiled a towering billboard last week wielding a message written in plain English.

Mexican Bullet Hits Woman Pushing Stroller In Texas

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

By David Crowder EL PASO, Texas, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A woman pushing her child in a stroller in downtown El Paso, Texas, was struck by ...