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17 Holes In Mexico's Official Account Of The Missing Students Case

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

Mexican authorities said in January they had established the “historical truth” of what happened to 43 students who disappeared in one ni...

I, For One, Don't Find El Chapo's Escape a Laughing Matter

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

The problem with mocking the situation is that it ignores the bloody reality of the narcos and specifically of El Chapo. The context of two-way commerce is absent, and there is never any question as to why El Chapo has so many customers in America.

Mexican Birds, Anti-Terror Soldiers And Ebola Workers March In Bastille Day Parade

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

France celebrated its biggest holiday, Bastille Day, on Tuesday, commemorating the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison, which symbolized French peopl...

Mexican President Undergoes Surgery To Remove Gallbladder

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2015 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY, June 26 (Reuters) - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto had his gallbladder removed on Friday morning, was recovering well and due to...

Mexico's Midterm Elections Results See Ruling Party Lead, First Independent Wins

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican voters elected their first independent gubernatorial candidate, seen as a protest against party politics, while giving the...

Six-Second Killer Tornado In Mexico Leaves Authorities Scrambling To Help

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

Mexican federal and state officials visited Ciudad Acuña on Monday to help coordinate a response to a tornado that barreled through the border city, ...

REPORTS: Mexican Police Allegedly Killed 16 Unarmed People In January

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY, April 19 (Reuters) - Three media outlets said on Sunday that Mexican federal police killed 16 unarmed people in two separate attacks in...

Mexican Court Backs Reporter Fired After Uncovering Scandal

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Media

MEXICO CITY, April 15 (Reuters) - A court ruling issued on Tuesday may force a broadcaster to negotiate the reinstatement of a high-profile journali...

Roque Planas

Father Of Student Attacked By Police: U.S. Aid To Mexico 'Being Used To Kill Ordinary People' | Roque Planas | Posted 04.03.2015 | Latino Voices

Felipe de la Cruz received a call from his son, Angel Neri, the night of Sept. 26, saying he and fellow college students were being attacked by police...

Not Even James Bond Can Rescue Mexico's Image

Homero Aridjis | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Homero Aridjis

MEXICO CITY -- While James Bond is cavorting in downtown Mexico City among giant skeleton props, leaping over rooftops and jumping into helicopters in an fictional exercise the government hopes will bolster Brand Mexico, Mexicans all over the country are clamoring for a new deal and real justice.

Six Months After Student Massacre in Mexico, Global Outrage Fades, But Political Crisis Intensifies

David R. K. Adler | Posted 05.28.2015 | Latino Voices
David R. K. Adler

Six months after Ayotzinapa, the haze of protest fever has cleared, and the long, difficult road to change has come into focus. The pragmatic questions Mexico must ask itself in order to arrive there are ugly. But--short of a revolution--this strategic approach is the only way for Mexico to generate change from below, giving voice at last to the many victims of its ongoing violence.

Attacks Against Journalists Rise In Mexico Under New Leadership

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2015 | Media

MEXICO CITY, March 24 (Reuters) - Threats and attacks against journalists including murder have risen in the first two years of Mexican President En...

Prominent Mexican Journalist Says President's Office Backed Her Firing

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | Media

(In paragraph 7, corrects spelling of MVS spokesman to Chao) MEXICO CITY, March 19 (Reuters) - A Mexican journalist fired from her pop...

Mexican Radio Station Says Re-Hiring Host Of Top-Rated News Program Unlikely

AP | Posted 05.18.2015 | Media

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican station executive says the host of the country's top-rated national news radio program probably won't be re-instated. ...

Mexico's Drug War, Version 2.0

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

The recent capture of two of Mexico's most wanted drug lords has been once again hailed as a major coup in the government's nearly decade-long drug war. However, many security experts as well as ordinary Mexicans remain highly skeptical regarding whether these arrests will have any meaningful effect on the state of criminality and violence in the country.

Mexico Is Burning

Jorge G. Castañeda | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Jorge G. Castañeda

Before the advent of democracy in 2000, order was imposed by the iron hand of a corrupt, authoritarian state. When its grip was loosened, any semblance of law and order disappeared. Unless and until this is recognized, reforms in this area will lack credibility for Mexicans and foreign investors alike, and thus are unlikely to be effective. Unfortunately, Peña Nieto, whose party ruled Mexico in the bad old days, is unlikely to be the president who breaks the mold.

Ex-Mayor Charged In Kidnapping Of 43 Students

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The former mayor of the southwestern city of Iguala has been charged with last year's kidnapping of 43 students who ...

10 Decapitated Corpses And 11 Heads Found In Mexican Graves

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Mexican police found 10 decapitated corpses and 11 heads in a southwestern state that has become a major problem for ...

Roque Planas

Obama Should Condemn Enrique Peña Nieto's Human Rights Record, Advocates Say | Roque Planas | Posted 01.07.2015 | Latino Voices

A year and a half ago, Nansi Cisneros moved to Mexico to look for her brother. She was 32, and she’d lived in Los Angeles almost her entire life. He...

Business as Usual With Mexico No Longer Possible as Human Rights Disaster Deepens

Ted Lewis | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Ted Lewis

When Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto last met with President Obama he was riding a wave of legislative success and media adulation, but terrifying events in 2014 have changed all that.

Obama Should Not Prop Up Mexico's President

Laura Carlsen | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

Our government should respect our own principles and laws on human rights and democracy, as well as Mexicans' efforts to save their nation from the abyss into which it's fallen.

Families of the Disappeared Message to Mexican President Peña Nieto and President Obama

Nansi Cisneros | Posted 03.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Nansi Cisneros

Unlike the families of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa, I'm not a Mexican citizen. I am a U.S. citizen, born in Los Angeles. My brother Javi lived here for much of his life, before being deported in 2006 and then disappeared in 2013. Our story is as much an American story as it is a Mexican story.

Parents of 43 Missing Students Ask Not To Be Forgotten Over The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.23.2014 | Latino Voices

The parents of 43 students who went missing in Iguala, Mexico, on Sept. 26 are asking the world not to forget them as the holidays approach. In a ...

Mexicans Protest for 43 Disappeared Students

Michael Solis | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Michael Solis

These are things we can never know. But what is obvious is that a country of 122 million people has been awakened by 43, raising a collective voice for Alexander and the cause of justice in a way that has never been seen before in Mexican history.

We Deserve a Safe, Just, and Prosperous Mexico

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 02.11.2015 | World
Ricardo B. Salinas

Mexico is unstoppable, I have no doubt, but needs to change. I hope that 2015 represents a new era for our country, but this depends on each of us. The fight against crime is in the interest of everyone.