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Mexico Spied on Human Rights Investigators & Families of Missing Students Instead of Kidnappers

Democracy Now!

The Mexican government reportedly used an Israeli-made spy software called Pegasus to surveil a team of international investigators dispatched to Mexico to investigate the high-profile disappearance of 43 students in 2014.

House Panel Unveils $1.6B Spending Plan for Building US-Mexico Wall

VOA News

A House panel Tuesday unveiled legislation to begin building President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Mexico, however, will not be footing the bill.

NGOs Ask International Criminal Court for Assessment of Coahuila Case

Associated Press

Dozens of civil society organizations have presented a report to the International Criminal Court in The Hague in hopes it will lead to an investigation of possible crimes against humanity in northern Mexico.

More and More Talented People Are Saying ‘Farewell Venezuela, Hello Mexico’

PRI’s The World

The news out of Venezuela isn’t getting any better, with no resolution in sight to help the political and economic crisis. Meantime, food and medicine can still be hard to find, and street protests are now regular. So, more Venezuelans are leaving, building communities elsewhere, including in places like Mexico City.

Weekly InSight: Can Hip Hop Help Stop Gang Violence in Latin America?

InSight Crime

Governments throughout the region are recognizing the positive impacts that grassroots initiatives like Casa Kolacho and AgroArte have had on at-risk youths. And while governments have at times provided funds for such groups, they are not always consistent in their stance towards them.

The Indigenous Presidential Candidate’s Vision to Transform Mexico from Below

Common Dreams

Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez is the first indigenous woman running for the presidency of the country. This is a completely new step for Indigenous rights.

Fewer Migrants Are Crossing Mexico’s Northern Border, But More Are Dying

The Republic

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Daniel Hernandez discusses the dangers of the desert for migrants who cross illegally from Mexico to the U.S., during a walk near the border in Nogales.

Global Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Under International Law Adopted at UN

Agence France-Presse

A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on last weeek despite opposition from the United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers that boycotted negotiations.

Following Espionage Scandal, Mexico Could Face Removal from Open Government Partnership

PanAm Post

The alleged espionage committed by the Mexican government against journalists and political opposition members could see the country expelled from the Open Government Partnership, an international initiative promoting transparency.

Greenpeace: Violence Against Indigenous Peoples Destroys Our Common Home


Approximately 400 million Indigenous peoples, with 5,000 distinct cultures, represent most of the world’s cultural diversity. Their land is threatened by mining and logging companies, ranchers and farmers, oil exploration, and now by the drug cartels too.

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