Report Shows 20 Environmental Activists Were Killed in Mexico in 2023
Mexico News Daily
Environmental activists in Mexico continue to face violence despite a slight decrease in attacks in 2023 compared to the previous year.

Presidential Candidate Xóchitl Gálvez Says U.S. Must Send Money to Mexico to Support Stuck Migrants
Border Report
While polls indicate she’s unlikely to win, Gálvez is making waves for demanding the U.S. send money to Mexico to support migrants passing through the country. She says Mexico has turned into “the third country” for people heading to the U.S.

Mexican Journalist Says He Was Abducted by Armed Men About His Reporting
The Associated Press
A prominent journalist who went missing this week in western Mexico said Wednesday he was abducted, beaten and questioned by an armed gang about his reporting before being let go with a warning to tone down his journalism.

How ‘Hometown Associations’ Help Immigrants Support Their Communities in the US and Back in Their Homelands
The Conversation
Hometown associations are an example of what’s known as collective remittances, the technical term for immigrants pooling money earned abroad and sending it back to their homelands.

Mexico’s Female Matadors Return to the World’s Largest Bullring
Bullfighting returned to Mexico City after the Supreme Court of Justice overturned a 2022 ban that prevented these events from taking place in the capital.

’Rainbow Catholics’: Mexican Church Welcomes LGBTQ Community
Agence France-Presse
Mexico City approved same-sex marriage in 2010, becoming a pioneer in Latin America. Twelve years later the Supreme Court legalized it throughout the Catholic-majority country, where same-sex couples have begun receiving blessings with the pope’s endorsement.

Forty-three Mexican Students Went Missing. What Really Happened to Them?
New Yorker
One night in 2014, a group of young men from a rural teachers’ college vanished. Since then, their families have fought for answers.

Key Issues at Stake in the Upcoming 2024 Mexican Elections
Associated Press
Ruling-party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum leads in polls on the race leading to the June 2 vote. The second-place candidate is also a woman. A man running for a small third party essentially has no chance of winning.


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