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The Monarch Migration in Peril!

Turk Pipkin | Posted 10.16.2016 | Green
Turk Pipkin

In partnership with The Monarch Butterfly Fund, Monarch Watch and other partners, The Nobelity Project is releasing my new short film on the Monarchs ...

Mexico Police Executed 22 On Ranch In 'Grave' Rights Abuse, Report Finds

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 08.19.2016 | World

(Reuters) - Mexican police arbitrarily executed nearly two dozen suspected gang members on a ranch last year, the government’s National Human Rights...

Dear Obama, Trudeau and Peña Nieto: Act Now to Save the Monarch Butterfly

Homero Aridjis | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
Homero Aridjis

We, the undersigned scientists, writers, artists and concerned citizens, call upon North American governments to preserve one of the the most extraordinary and iconic creatures on the planet.

The Gringo Who Understands Mexico's Drug War

Rafael Fernández de Castro | Posted 02.23.2016 | Entertainment
Rafael Fernández de Castro

A few months ago, we met an American filmmaker who perfectly captured a turning point in our country's drug war. His documentary film, "Cartel Land," which was recently nominated for an Oscar and won a prestigious George Polk Award, made us -- and many self-described drug war analysts -- look like opinionated snobs.

1,000 Worshippers Welcome Pope Francis With A Living Portrait

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

Incredible! >1,000 people form "living portrait" at Morelia, #Mexico to welcome #Pope #PapaexMex (pic: @torreon) pic.twitter.com/XzUPBAiGUJ— Jon Wil...

The Mexican Federal Police Don't Have Public Standards on When to Shoot People

Laura Weiss | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Laura Weiss

The Mexican Federal Police, Mexico's primary public security institution, does not have a public manual on the use-of-force, meaning no current standards define when a member of the police can use force, including lethal, on another person.

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...

30 Years of Mexico and Me

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 09.22.2014 | Latino Voices
R. Andrew Chesnut

I first came to Mexico to visit my college girlfriend in the summer of 1984, and over the past three decades have returned numerous times to visit relatives, conduct research and travel throughout this beautiful country.

La Michoacana Ice Cream: Stubborn Peter Pans or Viable Economic Model?

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 08.02.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

To anyone far removed from the Wall St. titans of finance, it would seem that this huge chain of ice-cream stores is a model for successful business. This was my impression until a couple of weeks ago when I read "Business in Mexico: The Peter Pan Syndrome," published in The Economist.

San Hugo Chavez and San Naza Moreno: Latin America's Newest Saints

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

What we can be sure of is the enduring vitality of grassroots religious practice in Latin America beyond the pale of institutional Christianity.

Drugs, Cock Fights and Iron Ore -- a Chinese Connection to the Michoacán Crisis?

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 04.12.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

I look forward to investigative reporters digging deeper into the causes and consequences of the current Michoacán crisis to help us understand the many layers that lay behind a conflict that is often reported as one between evil extortionists and a noble popular uprising.

Returning Migrants and the Michoacán Autodefensas - An Entangled Past, Present, and Future

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 04.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

We cannot yet speak about a new Mexican Revolution, but we can affirm with some certainty that the current uprising in Michoacán is transforming the way the Mexican state relates to its people.

In Tense Mexican State, Vigilantes Refuse To Disarm

Agence France Presse | Leticia Pineda | Posted 07.23.2013 | World

Farmers wearing bulletproof vests and toting assault rifles ride in pick-up trucks emblazoned with the word "self-defense" to protect this rural Mexic...

PHOTO: 7 Executed And Left On Mexican Roundabout

Posted 03.26.2013 | World

A gruesome photo out of Mexico appears to show the bodies of seven men, propped up in plastic chairs on a busy traffic circle. All appear to have been...

The Minor Miracles Of Morelia, Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

So how many matches have actually come about? Martinez says she hears about some wishes coming true from time to time, but she doesn't keep count.

Mexico's Amazing Copper Captial

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.06.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

If you like things made out of copper, you'll love the little village of Santa Clara del Cobre out in the boonies of the western Mexican state of Michoacan. Here, the cobbled streets are lined with hundreds of shops selling everything from copper jewelry to copper vases, pots and frying pans to huge copper bathtubs -- and all at stunningly low prices.

The Powerful Appeal of Opera To Ethnic Communities (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when a new musical based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem began its pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit, the producers feared the show might be "to...

Make Guacamole, Not War

Jim Benning | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Benning

Michoacan -- once a sleepy, humble, unselfconscious Mexican haven -- is now center stage in Mexico's drug war.