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El Chapo’s Life Sentence a ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ for Mexico as Violence Soars – The New York Times

In the bloody churn of the global drug trade, there are no fixed, permanent characters. Cartel leaders are seldom more than temporary players, rising and falling with unfailing predictability as a new cast rushes in to replace them. So it… Continue Reading →

Soon you’ll be able to buy Frida Kahlo-inspired makeup

Cosmetics inspired by the Mexican artist includes an ‘eyebrow palette’ that could be used to reproduce her well-known unibrow The Frida Kahlo Foundation is partnering with US cosmetics retailer Ultra Beauty to launch a line of makeup inspired by the… Continue Reading →

El Chapo: Mexican drug lord sentenced to life in prison

US district judge imposed life sentence plus 30 years at hearing in federal Brooklyn court Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States,… Continue Reading →

In Mexico, confusion and fear over U.S. policy denying asylum claims – NBC News

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find… Continue Reading →

Unauthorized immigrants face public backlash in Mexico, survey finds – The Washington Post

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador takes part in the inauguration of the government’s new militarized national guard police force. (Carlos Jasso/Reuters) July 17 at 6:00 AM [Leer en español ] MEXICO CITY — Mexicans are deeply frustrated with immigrants… Continue Reading →

An Asylum Officer Said She Won’t Enforce “Immoral” Asylum Standards At The US–Mexico Border – BuzzFeed News

She and her colleagues received no warning about the sweeping changes, which have already been challenged in court. By Hamed Aleaziz Hamed Aleaziz BuzzFeed News Reporter Last updated on July 16, 2019, at 5:13 p.m. ET Posted on July 16,… Continue Reading →

Pipelines dispute adds to Mexico investment fears – Financial Times

A dispute in Mexico over gas pipeline contracts is threatening to undermine fragile business confidence at a time when it is already shaken following the resignation of the country’s finance minister. The dispute is about whether CFE, the state-owned electricity… Continue Reading →

LGBT asylum-seekers exempt from ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy and can stay in US – Washington Examiner

Asylum-seekers who arrive at the southern border and claim to be LGBT are exempt from the U.S.-Mexico “Remain in Mexico” policy and will not be returned to Mexico to await decisions by U.S. immigration judges, several U.S. border officials told… Continue Reading →

Most Migrants at Border With Mexico Would Be Denied Asylum Protections Under New Trump Rule – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Most migrants who travel by land to enter the United States from the Mexican border will be denied asylum protections according to plans the Trump administration announced Monday. The new rule was expected to be immediately challenged in… Continue Reading →

Mexico’s Not Paying for Trump’s Wall. It Has Become His Wall. – The Daily Beast

SALTO DE AGUA, Mexico—Having trod a clandestine path through the rugged hills from the border with Guatemala, migrants arrive weary and worn out at the Santa Marta shelter in this scruffy railway stop. The route here was rife with risks… Continue Reading →

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