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

Homero Aridjis | Posted 11.23.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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.

Fierce Clashes Between Protesters And Police In Mexico

AP | MARK STEVENSON and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of ...

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

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

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

Three Causes Behind Mexico's Crisis of Corruption and Impunity

Claudio Lomnitz | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Claudio Lomnitz

There is a deep history behind Mexico's current horrors of crime and impunity that only Mexicans can deal with. A weak state, the informal economy and lack of accountability because of a low tax base all play key roles -- but U.S. drug and gun policies are also responsible.

Parents Of Mexico's Missing Students Cling To Hope

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 11.15.2014 | World

TIXTLA, Mexico (AP) -- Maria Telumbre knows fire. She spends her days making tortillas over hot coals, and experience tells her a small goat takes at ...

Mexico Captures Fugitive Mayor, Wife In Missing Students Case

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Mexican police have captured a fugitive former mayor and his wife who the government says were the pr...

Mexico Is Looking For 43 Missing Students. What Has Been Found Is Truly Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

After a student protest in Iguala, Mexico, last month, dozens of young men were seen being hauled off into police vans. Then, they vanished. One mo...

Mexico Signs Landmark Energy Law

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of the state-run oil, gas a...

Mexican Vigilantes: Caught Between Cartels and U.S. Drug Consumers

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

Public opinion polls show that the majority of Mexicans believe self-defense is the best way to protect your community and a larger majority sees nothing wrong with vigilante justice. One could argue that such an outcome is predictable in a country where 105,000 people are kidnapped for ransom every year, where criminal groups blackmail one of every 10 Mexicans and 96 percent of recorded crimes go unpunished.

Latin America's Ukraine

Jorge G. Castañeda | Posted 05.27.2014 | World
Jorge G. Castañeda

Paradoxically, whereas the Western powers are probably powerless in Ukraine, Latin America's major players could exert great influence in stopping the unfolding economic, political, and human rights catastrophe in Venezuela. But doing so requires what most Latin American governments sorely lack: vision and courage.

Last Call For Monarchs

Homero Aridjis | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Homero Aridjis

2014-02-07-monarchbutterflymigrationhorero.jpg There has been a dramatic plunge in the monarch butterfly population that overwinters in Mexico after flying thousands of miles south from the northern and eastern United States and southern Canada. On the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, I (and all who cherish the monarch butterfly) am urging Presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper to put monarch survival on the agenda of their February 19-20 summit meeting in Toluca, in the state of Mexico.

Flu Season Hits Mexico With Death Toll Over 300 In 2014

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 02.06.2014 | Latino Voices

There have been 314 confirmed deaths in Mexico from influenza during the first month of 2014, according to the Health Secretariat in the country, and ...

Mexico In 2013: The Good, The Bad And The Bizarre

Fusion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Open Source is hosted by a Mexican-born journalist in love with the United States. Leon Krauze brings a unique perspective to stories and interviews r...

A Year Of Change In Mexico

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 12.14.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — This week's opening of Mexico's oil industry to private and foreign investment caps a remarkable series of legislative victories ...

Mexico's Stolen Cobalt-60 Safely Recovered

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 12.11.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's nuclear safety director says workers have succeeded in safely removing a shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 that had sat ...

2 Dead After Mexico Vigilantes Take Over Another Town

AP | Posted 11.17.2013 | Latino Voices

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Vigilantes belonging to a "self-defense" movement took over another town in the Mexican state of Michoacan Saturday amid conf...

Mexico Poised To Raise Tax Rates For The Weatlhy

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2013 | World

By Dave Graham and Miguel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Mexican senators debated on Wednesday parts of a t...

Drug Cartel Attack Leaves 11 Mexican Towns Without Electricity

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

Unidentified assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails attacked power stations in a violence-torn western Mexican state Sunday, leaving 11 town...

Mexico Wants U.S. To Further Probe NSA Spying

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Mexican Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade called on the United States on Tuesday to ...

Mexican President Proposes Historic Social Programs

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed sweeping changes to Mexico's social programs Sunday, laying out a plan for the country's first nationwide pensio...

Mexico Finds Mass Grave East Of Capital

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

TLALMANALCO, Mexico — Mexican authorities said Thursday they have found a mass grave east of Mexico City and are testing to determine if it hold...

Over 100 Women Take Up Arms In Mexico To Defend Community

EFE | Posted 08.20.2013 | Latino Voices

Mexico City (EFE).- More than 100 women in the southern Mexican town of Xaltianguis have taken up arms to protect their community from organized crime...

7 Severed Heads Found By Mexican Highway

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY, July 3 (Reuters) - Authorities have found seven severed heads stuffed in plastic bags on the edge of a highway near the city of Guadala...

Mexico Isn't Happy With Border Security Measures

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY, June 25 (Reuters) - The Mexican government on Tuesday voiced concern about U.S. congressional proposals to beef up security along the U...