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11May2012
Shedding Light on Inequality in World's Most Unequal Region

Inter Press Service

If you look at aggregate statistics from Mexico in the last 20 years, inequality in general, and in urban areas, has declined, while rural inequality has increased, despite resources dedicated to a program specifically targeting the rural sector.

11May2012
What Mexico Hopes to Learn from US Prisons

InSight

Faced with a fraught penal system which impedes efforts to punish criminals, Mexican authorities are looking to a New Mexico prison as a model for how to improve the nation's penitentiaries.

10May2012
US Officials at MEX Border Accused of Human Rights Abuses

Guardian UK

US citizens and immigrants with full legal rights to reside in America are being subjected to widespread physical and legal abuses at the hands of US border guards at crossing points with Mexico, according to the ACLU.

10May2012
Screening Women for Domestic Violence Could Help Prevent Abuse

Hispanically Speaking News

Routine screening of women for domestic violence could reduce cases of abuse and injuries, a new analysis indicates.

10May2012
Twitter Politicking Causes Stir in Latin America

CNN

Twitter has been adopted by politicians and supporters alike, but recent controversies in Argentina and Mexico question whether some groups have crossed a line.

10May2012
Mothers March in Mexico

Frontera NorteSur

Mothers of women and men missing in Mexico embarked May 8 on a national march/caravan that will culminate in protests and meetings in the nation's capital this week.

09May2012
US President Obama Endorses Gay Marriage

Slate.com

President Obama came out in favor of gay marriage for the first time on Wednesday, saying that he thought it was important for him to "go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."

09May2012
Boring Mexico Election Won't Be a Bore

MiamiHerald.com

My opinion: Despite the current conventional wisdom, Pena Nieto will not be able to maintain his lead in the polls, and the election will be much tighter than it now seems.

09May2012
Mexican Crime Reporters Risk Becoming the Story

NPR

With the upsurge in reporter killings, Mexico has attempted to protect journalists. But it's toothless, says journalism advocate Rogelio Hernandez.

09May2012
Life After Deportation for US-Born Children

CBS News

The U.S. Border Patrol announced a new strategy Tuesday for catching illegal immigrants from Mexico: using improved intelligence to target repeat offenders. These days, though, many Mexicans heading home outnumbers those coming to the U.S.


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