Court Order Allows Texas’ Floating Barrier on US-Mexico Border to Remain in Place for Now

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday allowed Texas’ floating barrier on a section of the Rio Grande to stay in place for now, a day after a judge called the buoys a threat to the safety of migrants and relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

  • Sep 8, 2023
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‘Hope, Soledad’ Centers Inner Worlds of Indigenous Mexican Women

‘Hope, Soledad’ is an arresting, powerful film portraying a different slice of Latinidad than is normally seen on screen, centering the interior lives of two Indigenous Mexican women, and drawing on their own cultural traditions in a world that does not value them.

  • Aug 23, 2023
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In Mexico, Accusations of ‘Communism’ and ‘Fascism’ Mark School Textbook Debate

A series of about three dozen government-written, free textbooks will be required reading for first through ninth grades in every school in Mexico starting on August 28. The books, issued by the López Obrador administration, contain glaring factual errors and criticize capitalism.

  • Aug 9, 2023
  • 11:36 AM

Colorful Native Corn Makes a Comeback in Mexico

Corn is the most fundamental ingredient of Mexican cuisine, and heirloom varieties make up far less than one percent of total domestic corn production in Mexico. But for the first time in years, many are hopeful about the crop, with some in the academic and public sectors hoping to increase its production.

  • Jul 26, 2023
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Netflix Doc ‘Lady of Silence’ Tells Wild, Frustrating Story of Mexico Serial Killer (REVIEW)

From 1998 to 2005, 49 elderly women were robbed and strangled in their homes in Mexico City by a serial killer dubbed the “Mataviejitas” (The Little Old Lady Killer), the subject of a Netflix documentary by director María José Cuevas.

  • Jul 26, 2023
  • 11:55 AM

Barbie Mania Sweeps Latin America, Sometimes Taking on a Dark Tone

Latin America is taking Barbie mania to an extreme, with everything from pink-colored tacos and pastries, commercial planes bearing the Barbie logo, political ads, and even Barbie-themed protests.

  • Jul 24, 2023
  • 2:37 PM

Volcano Rumbles Near Mexico City, Coating Towns With Ash, Disrupting Flights

Towering a couple of hours from one of the world’s largest cities, the Popocatepetl volcano has been coating nearby towns with ash and disrupting flights at Mexico City’s airport, the busiest in Latin America.

  • May 25, 2023
  • 10:59 AM

Mexico Prosecutors Withdraw Case Against Woman Sentenced to Prison for Killing Man Raping Her

Mexican prosecutors announced Saturday night that they are withdrawing a case against a woman who was sentenced to six years in prison for killing a man as he raped and attacked her.

  • May 23, 2023
  • 10:25 AM

She Killed the Man Raping Her. Now Mexican Woman Faces 6 Years in Prison

A Mexican woman who killed a man defending herself when he attacked and raped her in 2021 was sentenced to more than six years in prison, a decision her legal defense called “discriminatory” and vowed to appeal Tuesday.

  • May 17, 2023
  • 11:33 AM

As Mexicans Observe Mother’s Day, Parents of Disappeared Demand Answers

With the hope of finding their children dwindling, hundreds of parents whose children are missing marched through Mexico City demanding answers as the country observed Día de la Madre (Mother’s Day).

  • May 11, 2023
  • 10:35 AM

Mexico President Complains US Is Funding Opposition

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has again complained to the United States that the U.S. government is funding organizations opposed to his administration, this time in a letter to President Joe Biden.

  • May 4, 2023
  • 10:39 AM

US, Mexico Agree on Tighter Immigration Policies at Border

U.S. and Mexican officials have agreed on new immigration policies meant to deter illegal border crossings while also opening up other pathways ahead of an expected increase in migrants following the end of pandemic restrictions next week.

  • May 3, 2023
  • 10:48 AM

Canelo Álvarez Returning Home to Guadalajara to Fight Ryder

Fighting in his native Guadalajara for the first time in 12 years has presented some different challenges for Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, like finding out just how many tickets he needs to accommodate family and friends.

  • May 2, 2023
  • 10:48 AM

Mexico Has ‘Unprecedented Appetite for Baseball’ After WBC

The San Diego Padres will play against the San Francisco Giants next weekend at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú in the country’s capital, where fans are eager to watch more baseball after Mexico’s deep run at the World Baseball Classic in March.

  • Apr 28, 2023
  • 10:48 AM

Mexico Human Rights Agency Slams States for Marriage Bans on People With HIV, Serious Diseases

Mexico’s governmental human rights commission on Wednesday called on ten of the country’s 32 states to get rid of old laws that ban marriage between people with “chronic, incurable, hereditary or contagious diseases,” saying that could discriminate against the HIV-positive or people living with AIDS.

  • Apr 27, 2023
  • 10:46 AM

Mexico Migrant Camp Tents Torched Across Border From Texas

About two dozen makeshift tents were set ablaze and destroyed at a migrant camp across the border from Texas this week, witnesses said Friday, a sign of the extreme risk that comes with being stuck in Mexico as the Biden administration increasingly relies on that country to host people fleeing poverty and violence.

  • Apr 24, 2023
  • 10:34 AM

Mexico Court: National Guard Shift to Army Unconstitutional

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that last year’s transfer of the newly created National Guard from civilian to military control was unconstitutional, dealing a blow to President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador who created the security force in 2019.

  • Apr 19, 2023
  • 10:36 AM

Mexican Man: National Guard Killed Pregnant Teen, Other Man

A Mexican man said Monday that Mexico’s quasi-military National Guard opened fire on his SUV in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, killing his pregnant 15-year-old girlfriend and a 54-year-old friend, and wounding two other people.

  • Apr 18, 2023
  • 10:39 AM

Mexican Immigration Agency Chief to Be Charged in Fatal Fire

Mexico’s top immigration official will face criminal charges in a fire that killed 40 migrants in Ciudad Juárez last month, with federal prosecutors saying he was remiss in not preventing the disaster despite earlier indications of problems at his agency’s detention centers.

  • Apr 12, 2023
  • 10:30 AM

‘Chupa’ Director Jonás Cuarón Defends the Film’s Title (INTERVIEW)

In ‘Chupa,’ a fun family film with an awkward title, we see a Mexican American boy go from shame to triumph, and all it takes is a little magic and a lot of love.

  • Apr 7, 2023
  • 3:58 PM

Migrant Deaths in Mexico Put Spotlight on US Immigration Enforcement Policy

Among the factors that led to the fire-related deaths of migrants in a detention facility in Juárez is the decadeslong immigration enforcement policies of the U.S. and Mexican governments that have seen the number of people kept in such facilities skyrocket.

  • Apr 6, 2023
  • 3:33 PM

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