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21Apr2017
US State Department Offers to Fund Mexico Heroin Fight as 2016 Output Jumps

Reuters

The United States has offered to help fund Mexico’s efforts to eradicate opium poppies, says the U.S. assistant secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, as Mexican heroin output increased again last year.

21Apr2017
New Anti-Torture Bill Sends Clear Message: 'Mexico on Path to Full Respect for Human Rights'

Mexico News Daily

The Chamber of Deputies has approved a law against torture intended to prevent, investigate and punish the practice along with other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

21Apr2017
Hugo Castro Family Fights for Transfer to US Hospital, Citing Danger in Mexico

KPBS

The family of Hugo Castro, a San Diego activist and U.S. citizen whose disappearance has captured international attention, has launched a campaign to bring him back to the U.S. so he can receive medical treatment in a San Diego hospital, saying he "remains in danger" in Mexico.

20Apr2017
Leftist PRD Party Activist Killed in State of Guerrero's Capital City

The Associated Press

Gunmen shot to death the leader of Mexico’s leftist Democratic Revolution Party in the southern state of Guerrero, authorities said today

20Apr2017
Asylum-Seekers Are Clamoring to Stay in Mexico in the Wake of US Election

Time

The number of asylum applications received by Mexico has spiked by 150% in the months after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, while detentions at the southwestern U.S.-Mexico border fell slightly during the same period.

20Apr2017
In Mexico State Femicide Crisis, 4 Women Shot Dead for Refusing Photo

teleSUR English

In Mexico, the largest number of victims of femicide comes from Mexico state, where President Pena Nieto previously served as governor.

19Apr2017
Veracruz Ex-Governor Duarte Declines Immediate Extradition from Guatemala

Reuters

The former state governor of Mexico’s ruling party who was arrested in Guatemala at the weekend, said in court he would not agree to be extradited until his lawyers were able to study a formal extradition request.

19Apr2017
States Manipulate Crime Statistics Ahead of Regional Elections, Report Shows

PanAm Post

Manipulation of crime rates, especially homicide, in Mexico has become a major problem for officials trying to address the country’s violence problem, a new report shows.

19Apr2017
Activist Who Vanished After Pleading for Help on Facebook Has Been Found Alive in Mexico

The Washington Post

Stranded on the shoulder of a busy highway in a crime-ridden area of Mexico, Hugo Castro took to Facebook Live to broadcast a desperate call for help.

18Apr2017
Once Ignored Back Home, Deportees Returning to Mexico Now Find 'Open Arms'

The New York Times

For years, as the Obama administration sent back thousands of Mexicans each week, Mexico’s establishment barely reacted. Now, politicians are eagerly embracing them, portraying deportees as the embodiment of President Trump’s hostility toward their country and their people.


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