The pandemic is not going to stop immigration

March 27, 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, immigration is not going to stop, especially from Central America. That’s because what migrants and refugees are leaving behind is worse than what lies ahead. Central America is home to the most intractable poverty in the Americas, and the highest rates of violence. Whether they’re headed to the United States or […]

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This remote Mexican village is arming children to fight violent drug traffickers

February 25, 2020

Besieged by violent drug traffickers, and lacking police or military support from the government, indigenous farmers in Mexico are arming women and young boys to help defend their homes and villages. The strategy has drawn the attention of news media, and Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who said that arming children is “cruel.” But […]

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This new feminist anthem is bringing an anti-rape message around the world

January 16, 2020

The song became a viral phenomenon that has circled the globe — from Chile to Turkey, from Mexico to New York City.  It’s far from a bit of pop confection, however: “The Rapist in Your Path” is a full-throated cri de couer that names the state, the police, and the man on the street as […]

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Don’t go snooping around Mexico’s capital city of sex trafficking

January 9, 2020

In the lurid promotional video, a Fox News reporter and her team are confronted on the streets of Tenancingo, Mexico, by a cluster of local police SUVs. Leave, the police say, or you’re going to get lynched. Sadly, Fox reporter Lara Logan is only the latest of a string of journalists who have been threatened […]

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The cabbies of Mexico are not stoked about Uber

October 19, 2019

Taxi drivers brought downtown Mexico City to a standstill, in an anti-Uber protest that was replicated across the country in at least eight states. The National Taxi-driver Movement (Movimiento Nacional Taxista) is taking on ride-hailing platforms that are largely unregulated in Mexico. Licensed, tax-paying drivers are angry that inexperienced drivers for Uber and other services […]

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Abortion is now legal in Oaxaca

October 9, 2019

Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s most conservative and least-developed states, has expanded abortion rights, following a vote in state congress. Previously, only liberal and comparatively wealthy Mexico City had allowed abortion. Women in Oaxaca will now be able to get legal abortions through the 12th week of pregnancy. Illegal abortions are the third-leading cause of death […]

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