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22Oct2017
Government Again Blocks United Nations Enforced Disappearance Committee Visit

teleSUR

The Mexican government didn’t allow the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances to enter the country last week, a move heavily criticized by human rights organizations seeking justice.

21Oct2017
Top Electoral Crimes Prosecutor Fired for Revealing Corruption Probe Into Ruling Party

Agence France-Presse

Mexico’s government fired the country’s top electoral crimes prosecutor on Friday for revealing an investigation that opponents say suggested possible corrupt financing for the ruling party.

21Oct2017
Scientists Rescue Baja’s First Vaquita Porpoise, Making Conservation History

VaquitaCPR

Scientists with the VaquitaCPR conservation project announced they succeeded in locating and rescuing a highly endangered vaquita porpoise this week, but in an abundance of caution the vaquita, which was a calf, was released.

20Oct2017
Mexico Says Texas Escalating Immigration Crackdown Is Creating Fear and Panic

Bloomberg

Mexico says a Texas law aimed at escalating a crackdown on undocumented immigrants is creating “fear, panic, and uncertainty” among Mexican nationals legally living in the border state and is even scaring off tourists and business travelers.

20Oct2017
Community Radio Faces Roadblocks for Broadcasting Perspectives Against the Government

Columbia Journalism Review

For decades, hundreds of community radio stations like Neza Radio were denied recognition under Mexican law. But in 2013, Mexico authorized radio licenses for commercial, public, private, and social use - opening a path to legality for such stations.

20Oct2017
Some 2,000 Officials in Mexico Currently Under Investigation for Corruption

BERNAMA-NNN

The Attorney General’s Office is currently investigating about 2,000 involved in corruption, according to a report in the hands of the Senate.

19Oct2017
CDMX has 79 Governments Responding to Two Massive Quakes – the Results Are Patchy, at Best

The Conversation

Governed by one federal, two state and 76 municipal governments, each with overlapping responsibilities, Greater Mexico City’s leaders and people have become more aware of the weaknesses and obstacles that can arise from having so many governments.

17Oct2017
Final Suspect in Border Agent Brian Terry’s Murder Arrested in Mexico

Associated Press

Authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of seven defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed a bungled federal gun operation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

17Oct2017
Zapatista-Backed Indigenous Candidate Starts Her Presidential Campaign Tour

teleSUR

Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez, the Indigenous candidate standing in Mexico’s 2018 elections, has been campaigning in the southern state of Chiapas.

17Oct2017
FBI Warns of Rise in Mexican ’Virtual Kidnapping’ Telephone Scams

IndyStar

The FBI has launched a nationwide campaign to warn potential targets and fight back against "virtual kidnapping."


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