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12Aug2015
Human Rights Groups Call for Immediate Release of Imprisoned Nestora Salgado

La Jornada

NGO human rights advocates launched an urgent appeal to the federal government and Guerrero state government to effect the immediate release of Nestora Salgado, the commander of the Olinala Community Police, who was arrested in August, 2013.

12Aug2015
Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte Denies Involvement in Journalist's Death

Deutsche Welle

Under pressure for a series of journalists' deaths, Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte has denied involvement in the murder of Ruben Espinosa. The journalist was found dead with four others in a Mexico City apartment.

12Aug2015
Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Couple Adoption Ban Unconstitutional, Stikes it Down

IBTimes

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a 2013 law in the southeastern state of Campeche that forbids same-sex couples from adopting children is unconstitutional and struck it down.

11Aug2015
Rights Commission Finds Government Negligent in Caring for Migrant Girl

Fronteras Desk

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission has issued a report reprimanding state and federal authorities for mishandling the case of a migrant girl who died in a shelter last year.

11Aug2015
Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancera Says New Law Will Protect Journalists

Television del Sur

A week after the murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinoza, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancera says that a new law will protect journalists. Of the 88 murders of journalists in the country since 2000, 97% went unpunished.

11Aug2015
Court Confirms Halt to Mexico Drug Lord Chapo Guzman's Extradition Order

Agence France-Presse

A Mexican court upheld a ruling suspending the arrest warrant to extradite escaped drug trafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, in a setback for government lawyers.

10Aug2015
Impunity Feared in Veracruz Photojournalist Ruben Espinosa's Murder

BBC Mexico

The 31 July murder of photojournalist Ruben Espinosa along with four women in a middle-class neighborhood of Mexico City is a crime that many fear will once again go unsolved.

10Aug2015
Government Hands Out 10 Million Free TVs to the Poor in Massive Giveaway

McClatchyDC

It’s a program costing the Mexican treasury $1.6 billion in a push to convert the nation from analog television signals to a digital format - and it’s not just the recipients of TVs who benefit.

10Aug2015
Activist Who Helped Search for Mexicos Missing Students, Shot and Killed

Reuters

At least fifteen people were killed during the weekend in the southwestern state of Guerrero, including an activist who helped lead efforts to find 43 students who disappeared and were presumed murdered last year, according to Mexican officials.

09Aug2015
Attorney General Says Sinaloa Cartel Grew More Powerful During Chapo's Prison Stay

Fox News Latino

During his time behind bars, the cartel expanded its presence from six to seven states and increased the number of criminal groups at its service from eight to 10.


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