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Meet the Border Angels, the Advocacy Group Trying to Save Migrants’ Lives


Border Angels is an immigrant-advocacy group that organizes hikes into the southern California desert to distribute water along various routes for migrants crossing the US-Mexico border.

’Brand New, Recently Stolen’: Inside Tijuana’s Sex Tourism Trade of Young Children

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Prostitution has long been tolerated in Tijuana’s La Zona Norte, where customers — many of them Americans — easily find commercial sex on the street or in established brothels. Young children are offered more covertly, authorities say.

Classified JFK Files Will Be Released Next Week as Required by Law

New York Magazine

All, or at least most of the JFK assassination-related files from the ‘60s and ‘70s are expected to be released, including more than 3,000 never-before-seen files which detail events like assassin Lee Harvey Oswald’s trip to Mexico City two months before killing Kennedy.

Canadian Government Pressured to Recognize Human Rights Abuses in Mexico


The government of Canada has come under pressure to increase its response to the escalating human rights crisis in Mexico.

‘Human Flow’ Looks Straight at Global Refugee Crisis Without Blinking

The Washington Post

Chinese contemporary visual artist Ai Weiwei’s heartbreaking new documentary “Human Flow,” on the subject of the global refugee crisis, continues a tradition of making work that is pungent conceptually and aesthetically.

Mexico Earthquake Humanitarian Situation Report One Month Review


The top priorities of UNICEF’s Response plan 1)are for children to be protected from violence, exploitation and abuse in shelters; 2) to promote educational continuity; and 3) to ensure access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.

El Chapo Is Going Down. How Many Drug Lords, Politicians and Policemen Will He Take with Him?


How much El Chapo will reveal and what will become of his cartel are the two outstanding questions now that his fate is all but sealed, his life spent behind bars almost guaranteed.

Mexican Spymaster’s Car Theft Ring Shows CIA’s Tolerance for Corruption


Agency considered spymaster Miguel Nazar Haro’s brutal reign a period of “stability” that justified his ties to narcotics, the murder of a DEA agent, and even genocide.

Ending Global Poverty Over the Next 13 Years Means Boosting Resilience Now


If the world has vowed to eradicate poverty by 2030 we need to invest in boosting communities’, countries’ and entire regions’ resilience in the social, economic and environmental fronts. Reducing vulnerabilities - in its multiple aspects - is a crucial path to leave no one behind.

Criminalizing Resistance: Militarization, Murder, and Extractivism in Chiapas

Upside Down World

The struggle faced by mining communities in Chiapas illustrates the important nexus between global capitalist expansion, state investment in security initiatives, and increasing violence and human rights abuses in communities.

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