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04May2017
Government Funding to Media Groups Cripples the Country’s Free Press

Al Jazeera English

Mexican authorities are paying out vast sums of money for advertising space to media groups, which is having a crippling effect on the country’s independent press.

04May2017
Overwhelming Majority of Women Experience Some Form of Harassment in Their Daily Journeys

UN News Centre

Studies show that a large majority of women worldwide have been victims of sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces; in Mexico City, a recent national survey found that nearly 90 per cent of women feel unsafe on buses and on the subway.

04May2017
Over 1M Mexican Minors Tasked with Hazardous Jobs

PanAm Post

An estimated 2.48 million Mexican children and teenagers work, of which 2.22 million perform work that is illegal, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography’s Child Labor Module.

04May2017
Victims of Police Crackdown in Mexico Still Seeking Justice 11 Years Later

Agencia EFE

A group of women who were beaten, wrongfully detained and sexually assaulted 11 years ago during a violent police crackdown on a demonstration in central Mexico are placing their hopes for justice in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

04May2017
Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexico’s Independence Day

BlastingNews

Cinco De Mayo is more than eating Mexican Foods such as tacos, drinking margaritas, dancing and having fun. It is good to celebrate the holiday, but it is even better to know why the day is celebrated.

03May2017
Killer Whales Go on ’Unprecedented’ Killing Spree

CalCoastNews.com

For more than a week, a pod of nine killer whales has been on a hunting spree in California’s Monterey Bay. The gray whales are currently migrating from Mexico to Alaska.

03May2017
US-Mexican Soccer Players Are Heading South to Mexico for Better Future

The Guardian

U.S.-born players on top-flight Mexican teams rebuke Donald Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric while navigating multicultural identities abroad in a new documentary from The Guardian.

03May2017
On World Press Freedom Day, Mexico Is Still Failing Its Journalists in Face of Deadly Violence

Reuters

Three successive Mexican presidents have failed to halt a cycle of violence against journalists and impunity for their killers that is stifling freedom of expression.

03May2017
Bamboo Gets Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior

Inter Press Service

The bamboo plant can be found in abundance in several Caribbean countries, but the director of the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan says its importance in dealing with climate change has been missed by many of these countries.

03May2017
Eugenio Derbez Delivers Box Office Hit With ’How To Be A Latin Lover’

Forbes

The debut blew away analysts expectations, landing in as the second most popular movie in its opening weekend grossing over $12 million. And the driving force behind the movie’s success: Hispanic viewers.


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