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Central Americans Flood North Through Mexico to US

Associated Press

Central American migration remains small compared to the numbers of Mexicans still headed north, but their steeply rising numbers speak starkly to the violence and poverty at home.

US Report Challenges Mexico's Choices in Drug War

Associated Press

Mexico's reliance on the military to combat widespread drug violence and crime has been largely ineffective and has led to increases in human rights violations, according to a US congressional report released Thursday.

Human Rights Watch Denounces Barriers to Abortion

Human Rights Watch is asking the United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women to condemn Mexico for failing to remove "barriers" to abortion.

Mexico Border City Killings Plunge This Year

Associated Press

Killings by criminal gangs in the drug violence-wracked border city of Ciudad Juarez fell by 42 percent in the first six months of this year from the same period of 2011.

Migrant Shelter Shuts Its Doors Amid Discord

Catholic News Service

A Catholic-run shelter serving the masses of migrants stealing rides on trains passing through the rail yards north of Mexico City closed its doors July 9 after enduring endless quarrels with its neighbors.

After Attack, Mexico Paper Won't Cover Violence

Associated Press

A newspaper in the northern Mexico border city of Nuevo Laredo says it will no longer cover violent criminal acts after the second of two grenade attacks against its office.

Thousands of Migrants Stranded in Eastern Mexico


About 3,500 migrants, the majority of them Central Americans, are stranded in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, due to the derailment of a train and a bridge collapse.

Mexico Kills 2.5M Poultry to Contain Bird Flu

Agence France-Presse

Officials have slain 2.5 million birds at poultry farms in western Mexico over the past three weeks in an attempt to contain a bird flu outbreak.

Operation Fast and Furious: US Unveils Wanted List

Associated Press

Authorities made a rare disclosure linked to the botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious, revealing identities and requesting the public's help in capturing four fugitives accused in the shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent 18 months ago.

President Calderon Says Vote-Buying is Unacceptable


Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday said vote-buying in the presidential election was "unacceptable" and urged election officials to investigate and punish the practice.

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