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University Auditorium in Mexico Has Been Occupied By Political Protesters for 17 Years

The New York Times

Since 2000, UNAM’s Justo Sierra Auditorium has been commandeered by political protesters, making it one of the longest-running occupations of a university building in history and putting more famous college takeovers to shame.

Video Played at Hearing Shows BP Agent in Fatal Cross-Border Shooting of Mexican Teen

Arizona Daily Star

Federal prosecutors showed glimpses Monday of video footage of a Border Patrol agent firing through the border fence in Nogales and killing a 16-year-old boy.

Latin American Laws on Access to Public Information Are Among the Best in the World, Experts Say

Journalism in the Americas

With the exception of Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Venezuela, most countries in Latin America have laws that guarantee access to official information. Even some Latin American laws are considered among the best in the world.

Corruption Problems in Mexico Continue to Be Among the World’s Deepest

The Conversation

Mexico has struggled with corruption for a long, long time, but recent events indicate that the situation is now at a truly intolerable pitch.

What’s Happening with Trump’s Immigration Laws? The Latest on Who Is Safe and Who Isn’t


The Trump administration announced last week it would continue the Obama administration’s policy allowing Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to country as young children, to remain in the United States.

The Murder of Mexican Journalists Points to a U.S. Role in Fueling Drug War Violence

The Intercept

One month ago, journalist Javier Valdez was pulled from his car and killed in broad daylight near his office in Culiacan. Valdez is the sixth journalist to be assassinated in Mexico this year, and his killing has sparked outcry and sent new shockwaves of fear through the country’s media.

Old Obstacles in Mexico Hinder the New Concept of Fatherhood

Agencia EFE

Mexico, which celebrated Father’s Day this Sunday, is more and more open to the new roles that fathers must play in the family – but the machismo, the wage gap and the lack of specific policies are slowing its development.

In Mexico Presidential Campaign, Front Runner AMLO Strikes Out at US ’Xenophobia’

Washington Examiner

President Trump’s strong stand against illegal immigration has become a top issue in the upcoming Mexican presidential election and the front runner has just released a new book blasting the president’s "xenophobia."

Trump’s New Cuba Policy Is Dramatic, But Not as Dramatic as He Said


President Donald Trump announced on Friday a rollback of some of the Obama administration’s policies that loosened restrictions on United States–Cuba economic relations.

’Shameful’ Raid on #NoMoreDeaths Aid Camp at US-Mexico Border Puts Lives at Risk

The Guardian

Border Patrol officers have raided a humanitarian aid camp set up to give shelter and water to migrants crossing the scorching Arizona desert, in an operation that activists said puts lives at risk.

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