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

David R. K. Adler | Posted 03.28.2015 | 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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.20.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.13.2015 | 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.

Mexico's Malinchismo: Why Deposing Pena Nieto Is Not the Solution

Delia M. Arias De Leon | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Delia M. Arias De Leon

If we hope to truly address the rampant corruption and lack of accountability that has plagued Mexican politics, we first have to acknowledge the self-defeatist attitude and deep social divides that have existed in the country since its inception. This is a battle to be fought by everyone.

What If Peña Nieto Resigns? Scenarios for Government Change in Mexico

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

But even if there are solid grounds for his resignation, will he? If history is a guide, the bets should be on Peña Nieto remaining in his post until the end of his term and undertaking a half-hearted cabinet reshuffle at some point in the near future -- at most.

How Peña Nieto's House of Cards Crumbled

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 01.24.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

Image Source: The speed in which the foreign media bubble surrounding Mexico's government has deflated in recent weeks has been stunni...

We're Mad as Hell, and We're Not Going to Take It Anymore

Homero Aridjis | Posted 01.22.2015 | World
Homero Aridjis

I was impressed by the degree of anger, by the overwhelming dissatisfaction with the way things are now, by the unanimity of the clamor for change. I felt that a breaking point will soon be reached.

Mexico's President Forced into a Corner

Sergio Sarmiento | Posted 01.21.2015 | World
Sergio Sarmiento

The government is now afraid to use public force to prevent demonstrators from blockading roads and streets, stealing buses and trucks, ransacking supermarkets and torching government buildings. President Peña Nieto has claimed that his patience has limits, but so far the Ayotzinapa movement appears to have forced him into a corner.

Mexico's Military in the Eye of Ayotzinapa Storm

Ted Lewis | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Ted Lewis

When Iguala, Guerrero municipal police and masked men in unmarked black uniforms opened fire on unarmed students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college last September, killing six people and kidnapping 43 students, they lit the fuse of a national crisis.

Mexico's President Reveals $3 Million In Assets After Mansion Scandal

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Facing conflict of interest accusations over the Mexican first lady's mansion, President Enrique Pen...

Mexico Protests: 'I Am Fed Up With Fear'

Mary Speck | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Mary Speck

The impunity enjoyed by some has tarnished the police, prosecutors and politicians as a whole, whether honest or dishonest. To prevent another Iguala -- or another Villas de Salvárcar or another San Fernando -- Mexican leaders must show that rule of law prevails, especially for those required to uphold it.

Protesters Set Mexican Presidential Palace On Fire

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Sunday condemned violent protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students after demonstrators se...

How 'Mexico's Moment' Became 'Mexico's Murder'

Carlos Loret de Mola | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Carlos Loret de Mola

"Mexico's Moment" was a mirage. It is time for Mr. Peña Nieto to acknowledge this and understand that above energy, telecommunications, and finance, what Mexico really needs is judicial reform, one that cleans and strengthens law-enforcement institutions.