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Electing a New President Won’t Solve Mexico’s Problems, Author Says

Agencia EFE

Mexicans must use their indignation as fuel for collective action that strikes at the root of the nation’s problems, which cannot be solved merely by replacing one president with another, an author and journalist said.

Should Mexico Follow Colombia’s Example in Combating Rampant Fuel Theft?

InSight Crime

Colombia’s finance minister said Mexico should look to the South American country as an example to follow in the fight against fuel theft, but the statement raises questions about how successful Colombia’s approach to the issue has really been.

Interactive Documentary, Anyone’s Child Mexico, Exposes the Urgent Need for Drug Policy Reform


Anyone’s Child aims to expose the human cost of the drug war and show that moving away from prohibition and decriminalization will better protect communities around the world.

What Mexico Is and Isn’t Doing to Prevent Violent Crimes Against Journalists

PBS Newshour

In 2017, Mexico became the deadliest country in the world for journalists, despite efforts by the government to crack down on violence against members of the press.

Mexico City: One City, Two Governments Bitterly Opposed on Gay Rights

Unicorn Booty

It’s a city is known for its lively queer culture. Foreign travelers even come here to get married. But despite what you might expect, that glitter and gay rights don’t extend very far - not even to all of Mexico City.

US Deporting So Many MS-13 Gang Members That El Salvadorian Officials Are Panicking

The Blaze

President Donald Trump’s administration is deporting so many MS-13 gang members that officials in Central America have recently held emergency meetings to address the issue.

The Campaign to Save Mexico’s Vaquita Porpoise Faces the Same Problems as the War on Drugs

The Conversation

The Mexican government has spent ten years and more than US$60m trying to clamp down on the supply of illegally hunted vaquita, with no success. The message from critics is “double your efforts”.

’There Is No Democracy in Venezuela,’ Says Mexican Foreign Minister Videgaray

Miami Herald

Venezuela lacks democracy, its regime has authoritarian traits and poses risks for the Latin American region, said Mexico’s foreign secretary, Luis Videgaray Caso.

Anabel Hernandez on the Death of Javier Valdez & Mexican Journalists Confronting a Surge in Violence

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman speaks with Mexican journalist Anabel Hernandez, who has faced attacks and death threats for her reporting on the Mexican drug trade and has said, "A journalist who has to walk with bodyguards is an embarrassment for any nation."

UN Refugee Agency: Urgent Help Needed for Central American Children on the Run


The number of unaccompanied and separated children driven to run for their lives from the violence suffocating the North of Central America has doubled every year since 2011, in what has become a silent crisis that can no longer be ignored.

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