Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this week delivered a vigorous case for respecting migrants, but immigration experts say his words are at odds with the reality of how Mexico treats migrants fleeing violence in Central America.
September 22, 2016, 11:08 PM EDT
September 13, 2016, 7:25 PM EDT
The Venezuelan journalist Braulio Jatar, jailed after he reportedly posted a video online of a confrontation between angry citizens and President Nicolas Maduro, could face a long time behind bars as the human rights crisis in the country worsens, according to an Amnesty International official.
September 8, 2016, 7:57 PM EDT
Thousands of citizens are murdered in Mexico’s drug war each year, but experts say clandestine mass graves, inadequate forensics and corrupt local law enforcement make it impossible to know the true scale of the killings.
August 31, 2016, 8:39 PM EDT
A surge of migrant children and families fleeing Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador attempting to enter the U.S. via Mexico is not slowing down in spite of the apprehension of tens of thousands of Central American migrants by the U.S. Border Patrol, according to a report issued by UNICEF.
August 25, 2016, 12:03 AM EDT
The administration of Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro is doubling down on policies blamed by some for the country’s massive recession and widespread shortages of food and medicines, according to a Caracas business leader.
August 22, 2016, 9:34 PM EDT
Investors and the government plan to spend more than one billion U.S. dollars over the next few years in the hopes of returning crime-ridden Acapulco to its former glory as an “international jet-set” resort that once attracted the likes of John F. Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor.
August 12, 2016, 9:21 AM EDT
The number of Mexicans immigrants living in the U.S. has largely stabilized at approximately 11.5 million, according to a recently released report by Mexico’s BBVA Bancomer Foundation.
August 5, 2016, 12:39 AM EDT
Experts who help foreign companies build factories in Mexico report a recent surge in interest by U.S. and international firms, with executives voicing less concern about Mexico’s crime and security problems.
July 28, 2016, 8:14 PM EDT
Four sitting mayors in Mexico have been assassinated during the course of this year – adding to a total of 40 over the past ten years – prompting an urgent call by the national mayors’ association for federal protection measures.
Mexican Activists Praise Historic Disclosure Laws Forcing Politicians to Disclose Wealth and Tax Compliance
July 21, 2016, 6:01 PM EDT
Anti-corruption activists vigorously applauded new laws signed by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this week that will require public servants to disclose their financial assets, interests and tax payments for the first time in the nation’s history.
Mexican President’s Reforms Under Fire as Nearly 70 Percent Say Country is Moving in the Wrong Direction
July 13, 2016, 6:34 PM EDT
President Enrique Peña Nieto is facing the worst approval ratings of his six-year term – in spite of enacting significant structural reforms to Mexico’s tax and education systems, economy and energy sectors.
June 30, 2016, 5:32 PM EDT
Torture by law enforcement and the military in Mexico “remains a serious problem,” according to a just-released Amnesty International study, while a Mexican expert monitoring judicial reforms – aimed in part at stopping torture – says that corruption, if not eliminated, will stand in the way.
June 23, 2016, 12:18 AM EDT
Increased gang violence and extortion in Central America is forcing more men, women, children, and even the elderly to flee to Mexico in hopes of crossing into the U.S. illegally according to a Mexican expert in migration studies.
June 16, 2016, 12:20 AM EDT
A newly released study says Mexico needs to shift the focus of education reform urgently from primary to secondary schools and higher education, as the government wages a pitched battle with teachers and unionists who blocked highways and occupied buildings in ongoing protests against reforms passed in 2013.
June 8, 2016, 7:37 PM EDT
Despite rising crime and an international reputation for widespread narcotics trafficking violence, Americans are choosing to vacation in Mexico more than ever before.
May 26, 2016, 7:02 PM EDT
Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Antonio Garza.
May 19, 2016, 8:19 PM EDT
Mexico’s government faces the lowest level of public confidence seen in nearly a generation, with 61 percent of respondents in a recent poll saying the country is headed in the wrong direction.
May 12, 2016, 10:09 PM EDT
Facebook and Twitter are increasingly being used to threaten female journalists in Mexico, where authorities “aren’t interested” in investigating the growing digital menace to freedom of expression, according to local and international human rights groups.
US Radar Has Detected Hundreds of Illegal Low-Flying Aircraft Attempting to Cross Border From Mexico
May 5, 2016, 11:13 PM EDT
Hundreds of illegal U.S.-Mexico border-crossing attempts by low-flying aircraft have been detected in the last 21 months, according to a U.S. border protection official.
April 28, 2016, 10:52 PM EDT
Mexico’s new ambassador to Washington plans to make a top priority helping Mexicans living in the U.S. to get citizenship to avoid deportation if they commit crimes.