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Uninsured Immigrant Women Go Underground for Birth Control Pills

New America Media

Most undocumented immigrants in Arizona either can't afford private health insurance or don't qualify for state insurance programs for low-income families. As a result, many seek alternative ways of meeting their health care needs by tapping into an underground market for medications, including birth control pills.

Pope Condemns Corruption, Drug Trade in Mexico


Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday condemned drug trafficking and corruption in Mexico, urging people to put aside violence and revenge in the country where a murderous war between cartels has led to tens of thousands of deaths.

Judge Delays Deportation of US Gay Man's Mexican Partner


An immigration judge in California decided to delay the deportation of an undocumented Mexican immigrant who wed his U.S. citizen partner in New York, where same-sex unions are recognized.

Pope Will Meet a More Modern Mexico

Al Jazeera

The head of the Roman Catholic Church is on his way to Mexico, but Pope Benedict XVI may be greeted by a changing religious landscape in the Mexican capital.

Mexico: Overcrowded Prisons Spark Crisis


In 2011, Mexico had 430 correctional facilities capable of housing 184,193 inmates, but the country had 224,246 prisoners, meaning there was an overflow of 40,053 convicts.

Abuse Charges Test Latin American Faith

Al Jazeera

As Mexico prepares to host Pope Benedict the XIV, the American continent is seeing more of the faithful to stay away from church following continued allegations of sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests.

Campaign Puts a Face to Victims of Violence


The NGO Raul Murrieta Foundation launched the exhibition called Giving a Face to the Victims in Ecatepec, with giant photographs placed around the city as part of a campaign against violence.

Protestants on the Rise as Pope Visits Mexico


Worshipers jumping about in church, waving their hands to the swell of keyboards and electric guitars is not a sight any pope would hope to find in Mexico, for long one of the worlds most devout Roman Catholic countries.

US Man Tries to Stop Deportation of Mexican Husband


Undocumented Mexican immigrant Alfonso Garcia, who married a U.S. man - Brian Willingham - in New York in 2011, this week will attend a hearing to try and halt his deportation while he pursues a petition for legal residence based on his matrimonial union.

In Mexican War on Drugs, Veterans Struggle With PTSD

New America Media

For almost a century, Mexico enjoyed the rare privilege of not having waged war. Now, almost six years into the War on Drugs, the military is confronting an issue increasingly familiar to veterans and their families in the United States: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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