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19Apr2015
Central American Migrants' 'Way of the Cross' Convoy Reaches Mexico City

Independent.ie

A protest convoy of Central American migrants arrived in Mexico City and filed abuse complaints with the government's National Human Rights Commission.

18Apr2015
Supreme Court Strikes Major Blow for Marriage Equality in Mexico

Towle Road

This week, Mexico’s Supreme Court struck a huge blow in the fight for marriage equality by ruling that bans on same-sex marriage are inherently “discriminatory” laws.

18Apr2015
Gunfights and Roadblocks Rock Mexican City of Reynosa on U.S. Border

Reuters

Gunfights broke out and vehicles were set ablaze on Friday in one of Mexico’s biggest cities along the U.S. border, after security forces arrested a leader of one of the main drug gangs in the area.

17Apr2015
Mexico Legislators Propose to Reclassify Enforced Disappearances, Create Special Prosecutor

The News

The major political parties have presented proposals to punish enforced disappearances in Mexico. These measures include the creation of a specialized prosecutor, jail terms of 20 to 40 years and the loss of the right to run for any public office.

17Apr2015
Politician Campaigning as 'Kermit' Look-Alike Finds It's Not Easy Being Green

Fusion

In Mexico, Kermit the Frog is known as 'Rana Rene', so a Mexican politician named Rene Diaz apparently thought it would be a clever idea to use an image similar to that of the iconic green muppet in hopes of winning some votes.

17Apr2015
Congress Passes Law Expanding Reach of Freedom-of-Information Requests by Public

Associated Press

Mexico's Congress has approved freedom of information legislation that will allow public access to data from almost any entity that receives government funding.

16Apr2015
Radioactive Material Stolen in Southern Mexico, 5 States Placed on Alert

Wochit News

Authorities in five Mexican states are on alert after thieves stole potentially deadly radioactive material earlier this week.

16Apr2015
Election Watchdog Orders Ads Criticizing Mexico's President to Be Pulled

WSJ.com

Mexico’s elections watchdog has ordered that an opposition political party’s TV and radio ads accusing President Enrique Pena Nieto of misspending taxpayers’ money be pulled from the airwaves for slandering the president, raising concerns about the ability of political parties to criticize the government.

16Apr2015
Oil Thieves Puncture Pipeline in Tabasco, Thousands Left Without Drinking Water

The Canadian Press

Mexican oil thieves punctured a pipeline, dumping oil into rivers that supply water to the city of Villahermosa, leaving over 200,000 people without water.

15Apr2015
Mexican Court Backs Reporter Fired After President Pena Nieto Property Scoop

Reuters

A court ruling may force a broadcaster to negotiate the reinstatement of a high-profile journalist fired last month after helping uncover a scandal involving President Enrique Pena Nieto's family.


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