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U.S. Immigration Officials Frequently Use Coercive Tactics to Deport Mexican Migrants

Immigration Impact

A new report from the American Immigration Council details the alleged experiences of 600 deported Mexican migrants during their apprehension, custody, and removal by US Customs and Border Protection.

While Wealthy Neighborhoods Swamped By Quake Aid, Poor Feel Abandoned


Relief supplies and volunteers are piling up at rescue sites in upscale districts of Mexico City following last week’s deadly earthquake in a show of solidarity that has contrasted with the government’s struggle to get aid to people most in need.

El Chapo Betrayed Mexican Cartel Kingpin Beltran-Leyva, Then Hired His Lawyer


Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Alfredo Beltran-Leyva were friends and relatives by marriage — until they became bitter enemies. Now the years-long saga between the pair has taken a peculiar new turn: They have the same lawyer.

Indigenous Peoples Face Severe Inequality in Disaster Relief Efforts

Intercontinental Cry

Indigenous Peoples’ increased vulnerability to climate change or politically-related disasters has been moderately well documented at this point. The next step is going to be more fully examining and addressing the underlying politics and disparities in disaster relief efforts.

The Devastating Earthquakes Have Revealed Mexico’s Strength and Solidarity


Destruction, and desolation. This is the reality for Mexico city after September 19’s earthquake. But this won’t dampen Mexicans spirit as they come together in aid.

Facebook Blocks Cuba’s Mariela Castro After Post Urging Hurricane Aid


Facebook blocked the profile of Mariela Castro, daughter of President Raul Castro after she published information of a bank account created to receive aid after the destruction of Hurricane Irma in Cuba.

Thirty-Two Years After Quake, Many Angry Mexicans Still Wait for Homes

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Three decades on, hundreds of its victims are still living in hovel encampments across the sprawling city of 20 million, waiting for long-promised government-subsidized homes - and now the latest quake has made thousands more people homeless.

Mexico Enthralled Then Furious as ’Frida Sofia’ Story Turns Out to Be Fake

America Magazine

A 12-year-old girl was reportedly buried under the remains of a collapsed school and still alive. As emergency workers slowly labored through the rubble to find her, national and international media worked themselves into a frenzy. But the girl, as it turned out, never existed.

California to Sue Trump Administration Over US-Mexico Border Wall Plan

Al Jazeera English

The wall was a central pillar of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. But the proposal is unpopular in California and other states that have large immigrant populations.

Susannah Rigg: ’I Am in Awe’ at Show of Solidarity in Mexican Citizens


The display of solidarity is something that defines Mexico for me. As a British transplant, I am in awe of everyone’s commitment to assist in the recovery efforts - even if it means potentially endangering their own lives.

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