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18Apr2017
Arrests of 2 Former Mexican Governors Fail to Satisfy Anti-Corruption Critics

The Financial Times

The number of other former senior officials still wanted, and the slow progress in arming a new anti-corruption system with a prosecutor to lead the fight against the country’s endemic graft, suggest a lack of political will to match the rhetoric, critics say.

18Apr2017
In Three Months, the Number of Parents Apprehended with Kids at the Mexican Border Fell 93 Percent

Slate

The Trump administration is boasting of an immigration-policy success after the Department of Homeland Security reported a 93 percent decrease in parents apprehended with children trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

18Apr2017
Longing for Dignity, Campesinos Stuck in Latin America Drug War

teleSUR

Faced with few other viable alternatives for growing profitable legal crops, many campesinos have relied on growing marijuana, coca and opium poppies to help them survive, but are subjected the rules of the state and organized crime groups.

17Apr2017
Families in Mexico Launch Their Own Searches for Missing Loved Ones

FSRN.org

More than 300 bodies have been unearthed in recent weeks, and along with the bodies come hints at the answers thousands of families have been seeking since loved ones went missing in the decade of militarized drug war.

17Apr2017
US Media Warns of Increased Russian and Chinese 'Meddling' in Latin America

WSWS.org

The warnings by the corporate press and military think tanks that Russia and China are expanding their influence in the region presages a deepening involvement of US imperialism in the region.

17Apr2017
In Mexico, Bad Men and Women Do What They Want Because They Can

Sin Embargo

In Mexico, justice doesn’t exist for the majority. What stands out is the impunity of organized criminals and drug traffickers, as well as dishonest governors and corrupt police officers

16Apr2017
California Governor Jerry Brown Pardons Three Military Veterans Deported to Mexico

The Sacramento Bee

Jerry Brown, in a spring tradition timed to the Easter renewal, extended pardons to three people who served in the U.S. military but were deported to Mexico after completing sentences for various crimes.

16Apr2017
Unity Efforts in Latin America Continue Despite Left-Wing Setbacks

People's World

Starting with the election of Hugo Chavez as president of Venezuela in 1998, Latin America saw a wave of elections of left-wing and left-center governments. This “Bolivarian pink tide” eventually brought progressive governments of various stripes to power.

15Apr2017
El Chapo Prosecutors Look to Repeat Success of Case Against Mexican Drug Lord 'El Mochomo'

New York Daily News

With so much riding on Guzman’s sought-after scalp, prosecutors will “make sure they are perfect,” while the defense will have to play poker with the hand they’ve been dealt.

15Apr2017
In Its 150th Year, Urge Canada to End the Commercial Seal Slaughter

PETA

As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday, the festivities are marred by an ugly stain: the annual commercial seal slaughter, in which tens of thousands of baby seals are shot or bludgeoned to death for their fur.


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