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07Oct2017
Impunity and Machismo Drives the Growing Femicide Epidemic in Mexico

McGill International Review

The word “femicide” entered the Mexican vernacular in the 1990s where there was a wave of misogynistic violence in the border city of Juarez. Despite various governmental efforts and international attention, the femicide issue persists and it is bigger today than ever.

07Oct2017
Donald Trump Flunks Hispanic Outreach in the Most Trump Way Possible

Vanity Fair

Donald Trump kicked off his presidential campaign by torpedoing his relationship with the Hispanic community. On Friday, the awkwardness continued at the White House, which hosted an event for Hispanic Heritage Month.

06Oct2017
Some Haitian Migrants Stranded in Northern Mexico Put Down Uncertain Roots

VOA News

Thousands of Haitian migrants, beginning in early 2016, set off for the United States. But, dissuaded by tightened U.S. immigration policy, some have been stranded south of its border. They’ve modified their own dreams and are putting down at least tentative roots in Mexican soil.

06Oct2017
Brazil’s Indigenous Amazon Rainforest Tribes in Danger of Extinction

Al Jazeera

They have been living in reserves set up for their protection, but the country’s economic crisis and growing pressure to exploit the rich resources on those reserves could lead to the extinction of many communities.

06Oct2017
Borders Don’t Stop the Search for Mexico’s Missing Ayotzinapa Students

Fusion

Three years after 43 students were attacked by police and went missing, a group of friends run marathons and hold protests outside the Mexican consulate, continuing to demand answers.

05Oct2017
For DACA Teachers, Uncertainty Lingers on the Last Day to Renew for Program

NPR

There are nearly 700,000 people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and Thursday is the final deadline for them to renew their DACA status. The Department of Education says an estimated 20,000 teachers are eligible to apply for DACA.

05Oct2017
CDMX Probes Corruption Allegations Arising from Earthquake Building Damage

CNSNews.com

Authorities here have opened 140 separate investigations into possible building construction, design, and permitting irregularities following the collapse of nearly 40 buildings during the earthquake on Sept. 19.

05Oct2017
Indigenous Voices Centered on Institutional Reform Reenter Mexican Politics

James A. Baker III Institute

The nomination of María de Jesus Patricio Martinez marks the National Indigenous Congress’ next step in its incursion into the Mexican political scene.

04Oct2017
Is This Male-Only Feminism Panel in Mexico the Definition of Machismo?

Latina

Mexico’s largest university, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, is hosting a feminism conference this month. Yay, women! The two panels, consisting of 11 participants, are made up totally of men. Wait, huh?

04Oct2017
Forgotten in Life and Death: Inequality for Mexico’s Invisible Underclass After Quake

The Guardian

A collapsed factory in a working class area, and the lack of information about who died there, is a poignant reminder that in Mexico City not all deaths are equal.


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