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Mexican Human Rights Lawyer Wins German Aachen Peace Prize

Hispanically Speaking News

Attorney Alejandro Cerezo received Germany's Aachen peace prize on behalf of Comite Cerezo, which works to defend human rights in Mexico.

Transparency in Mexico: Information Doesn't Come Easily

Christian Science Monitor

In Mexico it can be a long, frustrating pursuit for members of civil society or journalists to get even basic information from the government, despite an institution created to make it easier.

Taking It Naked to the Streets in Mexico City, En Masse

Ever In Transit

Mexico is no stranger to civil disobedience. When people object to policies or leadership, they take to the streets, en masse, especially the poor and disenfranchised that feel like they have nothing to lose.

Firing on US Embassy Vehicle Bodes Ill for Mexico Sovereignty

La Jornada

This situation, which puts Mexico in a condition similar to that of a U.S. protectorate, is extremely dangerous for the viability of our nation and its institutions.

Despite Privacy Concerns, Mexico Continues Scanning Youth Irises for ID Cards

Electronic Frontier Foundation

For more than a year and a half, the Mexican government has been collecting an unprecedented amount of biometric data from minors ages 4 to 17 as part of a youth ID card program.

UNICEF: Over 6 Million Children Do Not Attend School in LatAm, Caribbean

Hispanically Speaking News

Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said Friday.

Mexico: Failed State or Economic Giant?

Al Jazeera

As Mexico's drug war rages, we ask if the new government can end the violence and steer a democratic path to prosperity.

Mexico's Pena Nieto, a New Face Pledging to Break With Old Ways

Agence France-Presse

Now that the federal electoral tribunal has finally sealed his July 1 presidential election victory, Pena Nieto will get his chance to prove to Mexicans he will indeed be a man of change when he takes office on December 1.

Mitt Romney's Mexican Roots


During a convention that spotlighted nine Latino speakers, featured at least four speaking in Spanish and offered an array of Latino-focused events, Mitt Romney touted his own Mexican roots.

Poor Mexico City Youth Find Community in New Subculture; Become Targets for Police, Thugs

Associated Press

Mexico City, a bastion of liberalism in a conservative country, is showing little tolerance for poor, raucous youth imitating a foreign subculture most have seen only on the Internet. Reggaetoneros are increasingly being met with open hostility and even violence.

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