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Murder Rate Climbs In Mexico, Even As The Government Celebrates El Chapo’s Recapture

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

WASHINGTON -- Intentional homicides in Mexico rose nearly 8 percent last year to 18,650, reversing a steady decline in the number of killings that au...

El Chapo Recaptured: Not Exactly "Mission Accomplished"

Ted Lewis | Posted 01.15.2016 | World
Ted Lewis

Violence will continue to plague Mexico and Central America until the United States and is neighbors abandon the discredited drug war strategy that was started by Richard Nixon 45 years ago -- and that continues to drive international policy today.

Mexicans Disgusted By El Chapo and Sean Penn Saga

Vocativ | Posted 01.12.2016 | World

Twitter users in Mexico accused authorities of using the much-publicized chase, not to mention the bizarre Sean Penn interview, to distract the media from social and economic ills plaguing their country.

El Chapo's Capture: A Distraction From the Disaster That Is the Drug War and Peña Nieto's Presidency

Daniel Robelo | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Daniel Robelo

With crisis after crisis, scandal after scandal, human rights violation after violation, the Mexican public has lost all confidence and trust in its state institutions.

Drug Lord El Chapo: Captured Again

Nicholas Denmon | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Nicholas Denmon

Seven months after his arrest, the drug lord has been captured yet again.

GOP Contenders and Mexico: Amateur Hour at the Rio Grande

Bennet Kelley | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

If the GOP front-runners have such a cartoonish view of an ally with whom we share a border and cling to a world that ceased to exist over a generation ago, how can we trust them to manage our affairs on a global level? The answer is simple, we cannot.

Peña Nieto at the Halfway Point

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Rodrigo Aguilera

To ascribe Mexico's institutional deficiencies to Peña Nieto and the PRI is unfair. At worst his government can be blamed for easing back into a system that it helped create after 70 years of power, one which the PAN was all too comfortable fitting into rather than challenging during its two terms in office in 2000-12.

Mexican President Rules Out Marijuana Legalization

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.10.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday he opposes any eventual legalization of marijuana, five days after the Supr...

Mexico Says Drug Boss Guzman Narrowly Evades Capture

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The world's most-wanted drug boss, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, narrowly evaded security forces searching for him in th...

White House Silent On Torture In Mexico's Missing Students Case

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

Mexico’s investigation into the disappearance of 43 students has been marred by torture, refuted by journalists and roundly rejected by forensi...

Mexico Broadcasts Sign Calling President A 'Murderer'

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.17.2015 | World

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Mexico Tortured The Alleged Killers Of Missing 43 Students: Report

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

Four men named by Mexican authorities as drug cartel members who allegedly killed 43 missing students are actually impoverished construction workers ...

Ayotzinapa: 10 Reasons to Keep the Search for Truth Alive

Ted Lewis | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
Ted Lewis

A body of independent experts, appointed by Inter-American Human Rights Commission rejects the Mexican government's conclusions about key elements of last year's attacks on unarmed students during which six people were killed and 43 forcibly disappeared.

Mexico’s Unpopular President Defends Himself In National Speech

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto defended his handling of security, human rights and the national economy amid widespread criticism during...

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.