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What Happens When Hispanics Have No Reason to Immigrate?

Saporta Report

As the Mexican economy has become more industrialized, the U.S. has lost some of its competitive advantages to its southern neighbor. Even with the sharp drop in fertility, one of those advantages will be a younger home-grown Mexican work force.

Mexican Journalists Demand Justice

More than 100 journalists staged a protest in Mexico City this weekend to draw attention to the killings of several journalists in the eastern state of Veracruz, call for justice in the cases and demand an end to the murders of members of the media.

In Mexico, Rising Tension at Shelter for Migrants

Los Angeles Times

The San Juan Diego Migrant House is hundreds of miles from any frontier, but in many ways it crystallizes the wider border-crossing drama: the hope and desperation of those caught up in the inexorable human flow, the irritation of residents on the receiving end of so much humanity.

Modern Obstetrics and Midwives Need to Join Forces

Inter Press Service

In countries like Mexico and Brazil, many mothers still give birth at home, attended by midwives. Because of their wisdom and experience, midwives should be integrated in, not excluded from, the health system.

Suicide: The Fourth-Leading Cause of American Deaths Abroad


Suicide by an American in a foreign country is the fourth-leading cause of death abroad from non-natural causes. Every year, Mexico, is the country where more Americans commit suicide than any other.

Amazon Road Could Cut Uncontacted Tribes' Land in Half

Survival International

Peru's Congress is about to approve a highly controversial road that will slash in half the territory of at least two uncontacted tribes.

Why Mexico's Next President Should Limit Army's Crime-Fighting Role


Two months ahead of Mexico's presidential vote, all major candidates say the army should continue its policing role in the fight against organized crime. That's a big mistake, argues analyst Alejandro Hope.

A Slightly Gentler War on Drugs in Mexico

Los Angeles Times

This week, Mexican lawmakers passed a law that will recognize and compensate those affected by the drug war. It's a significant and important shift in Mexico.

Immigrants' Greatest Potential Ally - American Women

New America Media

The Latina mother – who has the power to change the demographics of the US through childbirth – has replaced the male immigrant worker as the new threat for many nativist Americans. She also has become the target of a new wave of legislation.

US Should Double Aid to Curb Violence in Central America

Inter Press Service

The United States should double aid to Central America and focus it more on programs designed to strengthen the region's criminal justice institutions to help curb the skyrocketing violence in the region, according to a new report published by an influential foreign policy group.

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