|US State Department Offers to Fund Mexico Heroin Fight as 2016 Output Jumps|
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.
|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.
|Hugo Castro Family Fights for Transfer to US Hospital, Citing Danger in Mexico|
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.
|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
|Asylum-Seekers Are Clamoring to Stay in Mexico in the Wake of US Election|
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.
|In Mexico State Femicide Crisis, 4 Women Shot Dead for Refusing Photo|
In Mexico, the largest number of victims of femicide comes from Mexico state, where President Pena Nieto previously served as governor.
|Veracruz Ex-Governor Duarte Declines Immediate Extradition from Guatemala|
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.
|States Manipulate Crime Statistics Ahead of Regional Elections, Report Shows|
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.
|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.
|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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