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09May2017
Cartel Battles Push Mexico to Second Place on Global Conflict List in 2016

CNN

The battle between criminal gangs and Mexican government forces made the country second only to Syria for deaths in armed conflict last year.

09May2017
Blast at a Fireworks Warehouse in San Isidro Kills at Least 14, Injures Dozens

Fox News

At least 14 people were killed and 22 were injured after an explosion at a fireworks warehouse in Puebla, Mexico. Five of those killed were children, officials said.

08May2017
Foreign Secretary Videgaray Expresses Discord Over New Texas Sanctuary City Ban

KWTX

The Mexican government is expressing regret over a new Texas ban on so-called sanctuary cities, saying the law could step on the rights of its citizens who choose to live just across the border.

08May2017
Army Fights Surge in Violence for Control in State of Guerrero’s Poppy Country

Reuters

The Mexican army says its fight against surging opium production that feeds U.S demand is increasingly complicated by the rise of smaller gangs disputing wild, ungoverned lands planted with ever-stronger poppy strains.

08May2017
Governing PRI Party Exploits Refugees and Migrants in Its T-Shirt Factory

Green Left Weekly

At the same time as President Enrique Pena Nieto deports undocumented migrants trying to enter or pass through Mexico, his own party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), is under-paying migrants and refugees in its T-shirt factory.

07May2017
Angry Residents Protest Massive New Airport on Their ’Sacred Lands’ in Atenco

TRT World

Farmers community in Mexico’s Atenco made it clear to the Mexican government that they would oppose the multi-billion dollar plan to build a new international airport.

06May2017
U.S. Judge Sets April 2018 Trial Date for Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Guzman

The Associated Press

A U.S. judge has set an April 2018 trial date for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on charges he oversaw a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking organization responsible for murders and kidnappings.

06May2017
Mexico Joins Latin American Nations to Denounce Venezuelan Violence Against Civilians

The Wire

Mexico’s Foreign Ministry announced that seven other Latin American nations co-signed a statement condemning “the excessive use of force by Venezuelan authorities against civilians who are protesting government measures that affect democratic stability and cause the loss of human life.”

05May2017
Outrage Builds on Social Media After CDMX Prosecutor Blames a Woman’s Lifestyle for Her Death

BBC News

In Mexico, the hashtag “If I’m murdered” has gone viral as social media users to protest what they saw as victim-blaming statements about a young woman who was killed at a university campus in Mexico City.

05May2017
President Pena Nieto Pledges to Prioritize Journalist Safety and Combat Impunity

Committee to Protect Journalists

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has pledged to prioritize combating impunity in the murders of journalists for the remainder of his term. He said the safety and protection of journalists would also be a priority.


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