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Earthquakes Complicate Life for Central American Migrants Fleeing Violence

PRI’s The World

The Hermanos en el Camino shelter is an important milestone on the trek northward, but the earthquake has complicated the shelter’s work to offer migrants aid.

Police Women Fight Culture of Corruption on the Mean Streets of Guadalajara

Latin American Herald Tribune

The second most populated city in Mexico now has a force of carefully selected policewomen, better trained than the policemen, who are preventing attempts at corruption by drivers stopped for traffic offenses.

Indigenous Candidate ’MariChuy’ Draws Surprising Support in Mexico

Gulf News

Maria de Jesus Patricio is unlikely to even get on the ballot for Mexico’s presidency, yet her campaign has generated a lot of enthusiasm.

Gangs Are Recruiting Children to Guide Undocumented Across Mexico’s Border

Al Jazeera

With less of a risk of being detained, gang leaders are using minors to act as guides in the people smuggling trade.

National Human Rights Commission Calls for Gender Alert in Puebla

National Post

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says authorities should declare a gender violence alert for the central state of Puebla.

Day of the Dead Festivities Honor Mexico’s Earthquake Victims and Rescuers

The Herald

Mexico City’s central Zocalo plaza was filled by the paper mache skeletal Catrina figures and candle-covered shrines where people were invited to place photographs of those killed in two recent earthquakes.

Families of 43 Missing Ayotzinapa Students March to Demand Justice


Families of 43 missing Ayotzinapa students, who disappeared over three years ago, have marched in the capital to demand justice for their vanished children.

President Pena Nieto Tweets Mexico Will Not Recognize Catalonia’s Independence

Mexico will not recognize Catalonia’s declaration of independence from Spain, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto wrote in a post on Twitter on Friday evening.

Noroeste Journalist Honored for Reporting Vows to Never be Silenced

Agence France-Presse

A Mexican journalist recognized for his undaunted reporting vowed to never be silenced despite living in one of the world’s most dangerous countries for reporters.

Vehicle Thefts on Rise in States of Jalisco, Mexico, Puebla and Tamaulipas

Mexico News Daily

Homicide numbers are shaping up to make 2017 the most violent year in the recent history of Mexico, but auto theft is another crime that is also on the rise. The states of Jalisco, Mexico, Puebla and Tamaulipas have seen the biggest increases.

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