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Cubans Pay Tribute to Ernesto ’Che’ Guevara on 50th Anniversary of His Death

AFP News

Tens of thousands of Cubans turned out on Sunday to pay tribute to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader, on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Why Mexicans Have Always Been Exploited in the United States


As many US states and municipalities have begun to eschew the colonial tradition of "Columbus Day" in favor of adopting Monday’s holiday as "Indigenous Peoples’ Day," one might wonder where people of Mexican heritage fit in.

Impunity and Machismo Drives the Growing Femicide Epidemic in Mexico

McGill International Review

The word “femicide” entered the Mexican vernacular in the 1990s where there was a wave of misogynistic violence in the border city of Juarez. Despite various governmental efforts and international attention, the femicide issue persists and it is bigger today than ever.

Donald Trump Flunks Hispanic Outreach in the Most Trump Way Possible

Vanity Fair

Donald Trump kicked off his presidential campaign by torpedoing his relationship with the Hispanic community. On Friday, the awkwardness continued at the White House, which hosted an event for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Some Haitian Migrants Stranded in Northern Mexico Put Down Uncertain Roots

VOA News

Thousands of Haitian migrants, beginning in early 2016, set off for the United States. But, dissuaded by tightened U.S. immigration policy, some have been stranded south of its border. They’ve modified their own dreams and are putting down at least tentative roots in Mexican soil.

Brazil’s Indigenous Amazon Rainforest Tribes in Danger of Extinction

Al Jazeera

They have been living in reserves set up for their protection, but the country’s economic crisis and growing pressure to exploit the rich resources on those reserves could lead to the extinction of many communities.

Borders Don’t Stop the Search for Mexico’s Missing Ayotzinapa Students


Three years after 43 students were attacked by police and went missing, a group of friends run marathons and hold protests outside the Mexican consulate, continuing to demand answers.

For DACA Teachers, Uncertainty Lingers on the Last Day to Renew for Program


There are nearly 700,000 people in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and Thursday is the final deadline for them to renew their DACA status. The Department of Education says an estimated 20,000 teachers are eligible to apply for DACA.

CDMX Probes Corruption Allegations Arising from Earthquake Building Damage

Authorities here have opened 140 separate investigations into possible building construction, design, and permitting irregularities following the collapse of nearly 40 buildings during the earthquake on Sept. 19.

Indigenous Voices Centered on Institutional Reform Reenter Mexican Politics

James A. Baker III Institute

The nomination of María de Jesus Patricio Martinez marks the National Indigenous Congress’ next step in its incursion into the Mexican political scene.

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