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26Apr2017
Ted Cruz Proposes 'El Chapo Act' to Pay for Mexico Wall By Seizing Narcos' Assets

San Diego Union-Tribune

Cash seized from notorious Mexican drug lords, such as El Chapo, could be used to cover the cost of Donald Trump’s border wall.

26Apr2017
World Press Freedom Day: The Role of Media Is Only as Strong as the Desire for Truth

IPS World Desk

The media can provide a platform for a multitude of voices and perspectives to help strengthen tolerance, dialogue and critical thinking. They can also offer counter narratives to challenge the ideas promoted in violent extremism narratives.

25Apr2017
Where Widespread Machismo Is Entrenched, Mexico's Focus Moves to the Trenches

The New York Times

Machismo has long been widespread in Mexican society. Male entitlement - reflected in telenovelas, movies, work settings, families and romantic relationships- has been tolerated, even celebrated. But times are changing for the Mexican macho man.

25Apr2017
I Want to Believe: Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Appealing to So Many

Lifehacker

Over half of American adults believe in at least one wacky theory, but why are these absurd and complex ideas are so appealing?

25Apr2017
Census Highlights 'Extreme Poverty' Among Southern Mexico's Indigenous Population

Humanosphere

A new census in Mexico’s southern state of Veracruz has for the first time measured economic status differences among ethnic groups, revealing staggeringly high rates of poverty within its indigenous community.

24Apr2017
How Trump's Border Wall Demands Could Lead to a US Government Shutdown

The Takeaway

The deadline for Congress to pass a new federal budget is fast approaching, and recently, there appeared to be bipartisan support for a compromise. However, the White House introduced a new spending measure that seems to have scuttled that progress and could, potentially, result in a government shutdown.

24Apr2017
Should Mexico's Lethal Military Force Really Be Deployed as Police?

The Conversation

The governing Revolutionary Institutional Party, which holds a majority of seats, is pushing for “fast track” approval of legislation that would formalize the role of the armed forces in law enforcement. Should the armed forces even have a law enforcement role?

24Apr2017
New Bill Will Make Canada the Second Country in the World to Legalize Marijuana

Reason

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kept a campaign promise by introducing a bill that will make Canada the second country in the world to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The government expects legal sales to begin by the middle of next year.

23Apr2017
Undocumented Mexican Mom Hiding in Denver Church Among TIME's 100 Most Influential People

CNN

Mexican immigrant mother Jeanette Vizguerra is facing deportation while she takes sanctuary in a Colorado church.

22Apr2017
Will Drop in Border Apprehensions Mean Fewer Migrant Deaths This Summer?

The Arizona Republic

Higher temperatures usually means more migrants will attempt the perilous trek through the U.S.-Mexico border. It also means more emergency calls, rescues, and even deaths. This year, however, is less predictable.


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