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Latin America Transgender Rights Movement Seeks Advances in Spite of Setbacks

Washington Blade

Advocates have celebrated a number of legislative and political advances in the region in spite of persistent violence and discrimination based on gender identity.

Medical Marijuana Legalized in Mexico – But Where Will It Go from Here?


With its new law, Mexico has joined a handful of countries that have federally legalized medicinal marijuana, along with Canada, Israel, Uruguay, Puerto Rico and Germany – though notably not the United States.

Why Cubans Are 15 Times Less Likely to Die from Hurricanes Than American Neighbors

Democracy Now!

Cuba has long been viewed as a world leader in hurricane preparedness and recovery. According to the Center for International Policy, a person is 15 times as likely to be killed by a hurricane in the United States as in Cuba.

#MakeSubwaysSafe Campaign Aims to Solve Subway Sexism in Mexico City


The dictionary Larousse have started an ad campaign in an attempt to reduce the horrifying rate of sexual harassment cases on their metro system.

Majority of Mexicans’ View of the United States Turn Drastically Negative


Mexicans’ views of the U.S. and President Trump both dropped in 2017 to the lowest reported rates in the past decade and a half, according to a poll released by the Pew Research Center.

’Repugnant’ Taco Company Cashes in on Mexico’s Historic Child Heroes

The Guardian

After a fast food chain lampoons one of the nation’s most cherished tales, Mexicans wonder whether if the past is still sacred.

Amazon Indians Plead for Help After ’Massacre’ By Illegal Goldminers

Survival International

Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected.

Coca-Cola Sucks Wells Dry in Chiapas, Forcing Residents to Buy Water


The water is disappearing in San Felipe Ecatepec, an Indigenous town three miles outside of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, in southern Mexico.

On the Front Lines of Reporting in Guerrero, Mexico’s Most-Violent State

CPJ Mexico

For journalists, working in Guerrero is often dangerous and sometimes deadly. Reporters based in the state with whom CPJ regularly speaks have likened the situation to a low-intensity civil war, especially in areas where organized crime and militia groups battle for control.

Trump’s Insults Are Pushing the Mexican Political System Into Dangerous Territory

Politico Magazine

What U.S. observers see as a bargaining tactic for Trump, Mexicans see as a litmus test for our leaders. Any concession to him will be seen as cowering and politically unacceptable for any party, President Enrique Pena Nieto’s included.

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