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Nobel Laureate Malala Encourages Mexican Students to Use Social Media as Political Weapon


The 20-year-old activist warned of the danger of discrimination on social network and the media in her remarks on Thursday during a press conference at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico City.

Commercial Espionage Software Used Against Mexican Anti-Corruption Group: Citizen Lab

The Hill

A commercial hacking tool sold only to governments was deployed against the director of a Mexican anti-corruption organization, according to the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab.

Latin American Rights Organizations Remember Victims of Forced Disppearances

Prensa Latina

On the International Day for the Victims of Forced Disappearances, Latin America remembered the thousands of people that have been arrested and disappeared from the public eye in the countries where they belong.

Americans Are Strangely Oblivious to the Security Crisis in Mexico

The National Interest

Mexico’s current agony continues a familiar pattern. Whenever governmental authorities eliminate a leading drug trafficker, or even an entire trafficking organization, the result is increased turmoil.

New UN Report Shows a Better Way to Stop Illegal LatAm Migration to the US

UN News Centre

A new inter-agency study found a correlation between prolonged droughts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – exacerbated by El Nino phenomenon from 2014 to 2016 – and the increase in irregular migration from these countries to the United States, the United Nations food relief agency reported.

A Scion of Mexico Fights Corruption, and Becomes a Target of Government

The New York Times

The efforts against Mr. Gonzalez Jr. and his group, Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity, offer a new window into how criticism is handled in Mexico, even within the most elite circles of society.

Officials Say Undocumented Immigrants Won’t Be Arrested if They Seek Shelter After Harvey


Undocumented immigrants who seek shelter from Harvey’s devastation don’t have to worry about ICE agents picking them up. That’s the message from immigration officials, FEMA and the city of Houston.

’Willful Blindness?’: Deportees Becoming Easy Prey for Gangs Along the US-Mexico Border

The Plain Dealer

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency knows the city of Nuevo Laredo is one of the most dangerous places in Mexico, yet it continues to send tens of thousands of deportees there every year.

United Nations Leader Urges Mexico and U.S. to Boost Refugee Protection

Thomson Reuters

The United States and other wealthy nations should do more to resettle migrants and refugees forced to flee their homelands, says U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

’Cyber-Secure’ Women in Mexico Stand Up to Vicious Digital Attacks

PRI’s The World

While state-sponsored hacking grabs headlines, the Ciberseguras collective has found that women face online abuse on many fronts.

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