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Report Shows Government Is ’Gravely Deficient’ in Its Anti-Corruption Plan


A new report indicates that the Mexican government is not doing enough to combat corruption within the country.

Zombies Roam Mexico City, Collect Relief Materials for Quake Victims


Tens of thousands of people gathered in Mexico City for its annual zombie walk. Participants donated food parcels that will be given to victims of the recent earthquake that struck the city.

Powerful Mexico Crime Groups Grew by Extorting Avocado Trade: Report

InSight Crime

A new report suggests that two organized crime groups in Mexico initially funded their criminal enterprises through extorting and kidnapping avocado farmers, shedding new light on how these now-powerful players got their start in the underworld.

Is the PRI Back from the Dead? Party Is Able to Dodge Mounting Corruption Scandals

President Enrique Pena Nieto has been so battered by corruption scandals, surging violence and rising inflation that his popularity ratings have been pummeled. But miraculously, the PRI suddenly appears back from the dead — even before it announces its candidate.

In a Land Where Drugs Rule, Mexican Journalism Is a Dangerous Trade

Al Jazeera English

Worldwide over the past decade, more than 800 journalists have been killed for doing their jobs. In Mexico, 2017 is set to be a record year for the number of journalists killed.

Indigenous Raramuri Runners of the Sierra Tarahumara Chase Olympic Dreams

For decades, the Raramuri’s only means of transportation between remote, far-flung communities has been by foot. Although the Raramuri have mastered extreme distances, they’ve fallen short in even the longest of Olympic events.

’Not One More’: Mexico Women Protest Violence in Skeletal Day of Dead March

Thomson Reuters

Wearing black clothing and skeletal face paint, dozens of women marched in downtown Mexico City to commemorate the growing number of women murdered and pressure the government to put an end to what they say is the rampant impunity fueling it.

About 16,000 Schools to Be Rehabilitated in Mexico After Earthquakes

Prensa Latina

Almost 16,000 schools will have to be rehabilitated or rebuilt in Mexico after the September earthquakes, at an estimated cost of 20 billion pesos.

Politician Under Fire for Giving Chickenwire to Prevent Sexual Assaults on Indigenous Community

The Guardian

A politician in northern Mexico has come under fire for giving away chickenwire to inhabitants of an indigenous community as way to stop sexual assaults.

Secretary Osorio Chong Rejects US Assertion That 90% of Heroin Is from Mexico

Mexico News Daily

The interior secretary has rejected a claim by United States President Donald Trump that 90% of the heroin in the U.S. comes from Mexico.

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