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Mexico Protests

Protest In Mexico Marks Four Months Since Disappearance Of Students

AP | Posted 01.27.2015 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Protesters in Mexico City are marking four months since the disappearance of 43 rural teachers' college students in southern Mexi...

We Deserve a Safe, Just, and Prosperous Mexico

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 12.12.2014 | 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 Releases Horrifying New Details In Missing Students Case

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Mexican authorities on Sunday said that mounting evidence and initial DNA tests confirmed that 43 trainee teachers who were abducted by co...

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.

Elena Poniatowska: 'As a Mexican, I Am Ashamed'

Sergio Muñoz Bata | Posted 01.20.2015 | World
Sergio Muñoz Bata

The mood in Mexico is so depressing that even Elena Poniatowska, the novelist-journalist who chronicled the 1968 massacre of students in Tlatelolco, feels a chill when she talks about the murder of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, who were found burned to death in a municipal trash dump. At 82, Poniatowska keeps on exposing social injustice in Mexico in memorable books like Here's to You, Jesusa, Nothing No One: The Voices of the Earthquake and thousands of journalistic articles in newspapers and magazines all over the world. This year, she won the prestigious Premio Cervantes, the equivalent of the Nobel for Spanish language writers.

Fierce Clashes Between Protesters And Police In Mexico

AP | MARK STEVENSON and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 01.20.2015 | 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 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.

CNN Reporter Hit With Tear Gas In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.13.2014 | Media

Rafael Romo, CNN's Senior Latin American Affairs Editor, was hit with tear gas while reporting on violent protests in Chilpancingo, Mexico, this past ...

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...

Protestors In Mexico Take To Social Media As There Is Still No Sign Of Missing Students

The Huffington Post | Christy Havranek & Ana Benedetti | Posted 11.08.2014 | Latino Voices

On Sept. 26th, 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Mexico. The teacher-trainees from Ayotzinapa were on their way to a day of protests in Iguala whe...

Driver Mows Down Protesters In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.11.2014 | World

A protest in Mexico turned into chaos on Wednesday when an angry motorist drove through the crowd, injuring at least 12. Graphic video shows a man...

Mexican Police Stop Protest For Drug Kingpin

AP | Posted 03.03.2014 | Latino Voices

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Police in northern Mexico detained about 40 people Sunday who were apparently planning to demonstrate in support of captured...

WATCH: Mexico Teacher Protests Result In Four Arrests

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Mexican prosecutors say four leaders of violent teachers protests have been arrested on charges of sedition, terrorism, rioting and property damage. ...

Reports: Arbitrary Detentions During President's Inauguration

AP | Posted 12.06.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico City's human rights commission says police arbitrarily detained people during protests against the party of the president who wa...

WATCH: Videos Of Alleged Mexican Police Violence Go Viral

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices

Mexico’s newly sworn in President Enrique Peña Nieto faced protests across the country as he took office this weekend, with videos of the police re...

Thousands Of Mexicans March In Protest Of Election Results

AP | Posted 09.21.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Thousands marched through Mexico City's center on Sunday to protest what they called the "imposition" of the candidate of the old ...

Gas Station Fire Hero Dies Of His Injuries

AP | Posted 03.03.2012 | World

ACAPULCO, Mexico — A gas station attendant who died of burns after shutting off pumps set alight during a violent protest was being honored Mond...