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Time to Look Beyond Mexico Drug Violence

BBC News

News about Mexico in the past few years has been dominated by gruesome drug violence. But as Mexicans prepare to elect a new president on 1 July, San Diego University's Trans-Border Institute argues for an end to overly negative views of the country.

American Children, Now Struggling to Adjust to Life in Mexico

New York Times

In all, 1.4 million Mexicans — including about 300,000 children born in the United States — moved to Mexico between 2005 and 2010. The result is an entire generation of children who blur the line between Mexican and American.

Mexico, US Activists Announce Peace Caravan

ABC News

Mexico's largest crime-victim's movement says it will join with U.S. groups to launch a "peace caravan" across the United States this summer.

La Opinion: A Dream Comes True

La Opinion

An editorial of La Opinion celebrates Obama's decision to protect young people raised in the United States from deportation, arguing that even if it is politically motivated in an election year, it is the right thing to do.

Mexico's Subpar Schools Put Shackles on Its Future

McClatchy Newspapers

When experts talk about Mexico's future, they bemoan the condition of its schools. It's here, they say, that Mexico's possibilities of one day rivaling Europe as an economic power founder.

Change of US Deportation Policy Will Benefit 800,000


After deporting a record number of undocumented immigrants, the administration of President Barack Obama announced changes on Friday that may benefit as many as 1.4 million minors and young adults, most of them Hispanics.

How a Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Its Billions

New York Times

It's no accident that the world's biggest supplier of narcotics and the world's biggest consumer of narcotics just happen to be neighbors. "Poor Mexico," its former president Porfirio Diaz is said to have remarked. "So far from God and so close to the United States."

Time Magazine 'Covers' Undocumented Immigrants

Fox News Latino

"We are Americans." That's the headline of the cover of this week's edition of TIME Magazine which showcases the plight and success stories of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Is it Possible to Negotiate with Criminal Groups?

Plata o Plomo

Analyst Alejandro Hope asks whether it makes sense for Mexico to negotiate a solution with its criminal gangs, looking at the successful - and not-so-successful - precedents in El Salvador and Colombia.

Cracks Form in Mexico's Student Movement

Al Jazeera

Students break away from the popular #YoSoy132 campaign, alleging political bias.

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