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​’A hitman could come and kill me’: the fight for indigenous land rights in Mexico

Nurse-turned activist Isela Gonzalez lives with bodyguards and constant threat in her fight against destructive economic interests Not all land defenders fight in remote forests and coastlands. Some take the battle to the centres of power: to courtrooms, parliament buildings… Continue Reading →

Incoming Mexico leader blasts campaign fine as ‘act of vengeance’

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s incoming president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday slammed a decision by the electoral authority to fine his party $10 million over a campaign financing breach, calling it an “act of vengeance” against his landslide… Continue Reading →

Young People Adapt To A Changing Life At The Texas-Mexico Border

Kenia Guerrero, 23, stands on the El Paso, Texas, side of the Paso del Norte International Bridge, also known as the Santa Fe Street Bridge — a port of entry into the U.S. from Mexico. Guerrero is from Juarez just… Continue Reading →

Demand for flights to Mexico beaches falling amid security concerns

The shoreline near Cancun can be seen from an American Airlines flight bound for Charlotte on Jan. 4, 2017. (Photo: Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY)   Airlines say demand for travel to Mexico’s beach resorts is in decline, a development that comes as… Continue Reading →

Dispatches From Mexico’s Southern Border: Mexico: A Migrant Graveyard

“Five over there. Five over there. Ten up ahead. Nineteen beyond that.” It’s a sticky hot day in Tapachula, Chiapas, and sweat beads roll down the caretaker’s forehead as he points to piles of dirt lining the sandy walkway of… Continue Reading →

‘I’m asking for help’: Mexico’s poor petition outside president-elect’s HQ

Petitioners gather daily outside Andrés Manuel López Obrado offices in Mexico City, seeking jobs and justice José Fidel had driven through the night in search of his worldly miracle. “We wanted to be the first,” said the 64-year-old coffee farmer,… Continue Reading →

Why fears over Mexico’s next president are unfounded

Mexican voters chose change over continuation of the status quo on July 1, when they overwhelmingly elected the 64-year old Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, as their next president. López Obrador won 53 percent of the vote, more than… Continue Reading →

Mexico’s AMLO: Rhetoric vs. Reality

REUTERS/Jorge Luis Plata On July 1st, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) won Mexico’s presidential election in a landslide. He pulled in a whopping 53% of the vote. This left the candidate from the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), José Antonio… Continue Reading →

Cory Booker: I went to the US-Mexico border. What I saw there horrified me.

A few weeks ago, I traveled to a border community in South Texas to witness firsthand the human impact of the crisis brought about by President Trump’s cruel immigration policies. I’m emotionally raw from the trip. How our country treats… Continue Reading →

5.7 magnitude quake rattles Mexico; no damage reported

MEXICO CITY — A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled southern and central Mexico on Thursday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Workers at some Mexico City office towers temporarily evacuated their buildings, but quickly re-entered after the swaying… Continue Reading →

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