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Analysis

Solidaridad con los periodistas en México

Ejercer la profesión periodística en México es hoy casi como dibujarse un blanco en la espalda, donde los asesinos puedan apuntar.... Read more»

Analysis

Targets on their back: Solidarity with journalists in Mexico

Working as a journalist today in Mexico is to have a target drawn on your back, akin to working in a war zone. ... Read more»

2 years in, Mexican National Guard mission on border remains controversial

The future border role of Mexico's National Guard - deployed under threat by former President Donald Trump in 2019 amid a surge in migration from Central America - remains a concern for human rights groups and a bargaining chip for the Mexican administration. ... Read more»

Travel restrictions at U.S.-Mexico border have area businesses grappling with uncertainty

The potential collapse of cross-border commerce has added border store owners to the ranks of Texas restaurateurs and other small businesses who don’t know how they’ll be able to make ends meet.... Read more»

Social distancing is key to slowing coronavirus. That’s a shock to border culture

Social distancing may pose the biggest challenge for borderland residents who not only greet each other with handshakes and hugs but also in some cases the customary kiss on the cheek that is popular in Mexico.... Read more»

Broken Borders

Asylum-seeking migrants pushed farther south into Mexico, left to fend for themselves

Migrants have been bused to Monterrey and, they say, Chiapas under an ever-changing and often brutal “remain in Mexico” program. The policy is being carried out up and down the border by the Trump Administration in a controversial partnership with the Mexican government.... Read more»

Families divided

Mexico agrees to accept some asylum seekers while migrant advocates worry for their safety

The Mexican government has agreed to take 10,000 migrants seeking U.S. asylum, despite protests that the move threatens legal representation and exposes asylum seekers to violence.... Read more»

Mexico's presidential runner-up challenges results

The runner-up in Mexico's presidential election announced last week that he will officially challenge the contest's results in court, after making allegations of vote-buying.... Read more»

Mexico's revolution will not be televised

Yo Soy 132, Mexico's youth protest movement, is working to stage a democratic revolt against an almighty establishment: television.... Read more»

Mexico election campaigns kick off

The 2012 presidential election in Mexico promises to bring change, especially with the opposition PRI entering the race as the prohibitive favorite.... Read more»

Biden: Drug legalization debate 'legitimate'

Vice President Biden said that the debate about legalizing drugs was "legitimate," while remaining firm that the United States opposes legalization.... Read more»

Mexico's drug-war dead: 12,000 in 2011

Counts by Mexican news outlets said the death toll from the drug war in 2011 reached 12,000. Do those numbers really matter? ... Read more»

Calderon rival has new answer to the drug war

Between now and the election day in July, Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he will convince the Mexican people for a new peaceful approach to fighting drug cartels. Felipe Calderón's war on cartels, the leftist candidate said, has been a disaster for Mexico, unleashing more bloodshed and destroying the economy.... Read more»1