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The Murder of Javier Valdez Underscores Growing Threat to Mexico’s Journalists

The Associated Press

There is no respite from the violence, and as bodies pile up across the country, more and more of them are journalists: at least 25 since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December 2012, with at least seven dead in seven states so far this year.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Drops F-Bomb During Live CNN Segment

Elite Daily

In an interview on CNN this morning, former Mexican President Vicente Fox ended up dropping an F-bomb while speaking to CNN host Alisyn Camerota, much to the consternation of the anchor.

One Year After Hurricane Earl, Officials Still Haven’t Delivered on Promises of Aid for Puebla Victims

Mexico News Daily

Fallen bridges, destroyed houses and schools and people without a place to live are the aftermath of an Atlantic hurricane that struck the Puebla communities of Chicahuaxtla and Xaltepec one year ago.

Surrender of El Chapo’s Godson Changes Dynamics of Sinaloa’s Drug War


Infamous drug lords rarely hand themselves over to the U.S. government voluntarily. But that’s precisely what Damaso Lopez Serrano did after walking through the border crossing at Calexico, California, last week.

High-Profile Human Rights Lawyers Targeted in Mexico Spyware Scandal

Associated Press

Mexico’s surveillance scandal has widened to encompass a pair of prominent human rights attorneys probing a multiple homicide case whose victims include a photojournalist and an activist.

Top Court in Mexico Allows Same-Sex Marriage in Puebla State

Agence France-Presse

Puebla joined the states of Coahuila, Campeche, Jalisco, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit and Quintana Roo, along with Mexico City, as jurisdictions where same-sex marriages are now legal in mostly Catholic Mexico.

2016 Was Mexico’s Most Violent Year Under President Pena Nieto: Report

PanAm Post

Last year, there were 23,953 homicides recorded in Mexico, the highest figure under the leadership of President Enrique Pena Nieto, according to the National Institute of Geography and Statistics.

More Than 100 Firefighters from Mexico Headed to Canada to Help Battle Wildfires

InfoTel News

There are currently more than 1,400 B.C. contract firefighters and support personnel supporting B.C.’s battle against the province’s wildfire situation. Soon additional firefighters from Mexico and the U.S. will arrive to help out.

Chiconautla State Prison Inmates Win Collective Protection Over Torture


Nearly 400 inmates of Mexico’s Chiconautla state prison will have their cases reopened after winning collective protection for torture and case fabrication.

Another Journalist Has Been Gunned Down in Mexico - the Eighth Killed This Year

The Los Angeles Times

A journalist celebrating his 29th birthday was shot dead early Monday at a bar in the Mexican resort city of Rosarito.

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