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05May2017
Mexican Author Stresses Need to Avoid the Language of the Establishment

Latin American Herald Tribune

Mexican author Emiliano Monge says he painstakingly chooses the words he puts to paper and that as part of that effort he uses language that differs from the establishment voice.

04May2017
Unauthorized Migration Is Worth Billions for Latin American Organized Crime

InSight Crime

Experts say unauthorized migration generates billions of dollars for criminal groups in Latin America, earnings that are set to grow as a result of tightening US immigration policies.

04May2017
Overwhelming Majority of Women Experience Some Form of Harassment in Their Daily Journeys

UN News Centre

Studies show that a large majority of women worldwide have been victims of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces; in Mexico City, a recent national survey found that nearly 90 per cent of women feel unsafe on buses and on the subway.

04May2017
Victims of Police Crackdown in Mexico Still Seeking Justice 11 Years Later

Agencia EFE

A group of women who were beaten, wrongfully detained and sexually assaulted 11 years ago during a violent police crackdown on a demonstration in central Mexico are placing their hopes for justice in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

03May2017
Study Finds Even in Death, Indigenous Borderland Crossers Are Marginalized

Phys.org

Of the hundreds of people who die trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico each year, those with indigenous backgrounds are less likely to be identified than those with more European ancestry, a new analysis reveals.

03May2017
On World Press Freedom Day, Mexico Is Still Failing Its Journalists in Face of Deadly Violence

Reuters

Three successive Mexican presidents have failed to halt a cycle of violence against journalists and impunity for their killers that is stifling freedom of expression.

03May2017
Battle Over Impunity Requires Stiff Convictions for Corrupt Politicians Followed By Time in Prison

Townhall

For outraged Mexicans, the word "impunity" signifies the deep injustice and corruption embedded within their nation’s governing institutions. Mexico’s politically-connected and wealthy can commit horrendous crimes and then avoid accountability.

02May2017
The History of How Crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border Became a Crime

The Conversation

It was not always a crime to enter the United States without authorization. In fact, for most of American history, immigrants could enter the United States without official permission and not fear criminal prosecution by the federal government. That changed in 1929.

02May2017
Final Cache of Secret JFK Assassination Records Set for Release This Year

Star Tribune

Documents that show what the government knows about Lee Harvey Oswald’s 1963 trip to Mexico City have been kept secret for more than 50 years. Now, these records are among the remaining sealed documents about the JFK assassination set for release in coming months.

02May2017
A Lost Generation of Young Mexican Girls Robbed of Innocence and Education

The Guardian

Hundreds of thousands of young girls across Mexico are being driven into relationships and marriages with older men, denying them a childhood and an education, new research reveals.


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