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Mexican senate votes to keep troops in police role despite outcry from rights groups

Lawmakers push through ‘interior security law’ amid heavy security Mexico experienced most murderous year on record in 2017 Mexico’s senate has approved controversial legislation enshrining the role of the military in law enforcement,...Show More Summary

Mexico: murders of women rise sharply as drug war intensifies

Of more than 50,000 killings of women since 1985, nearly a third took place in last six years, official report says The number of women being murdered in Mexico has risen sharply over the last decade amid the country’s drug war, more than wiping out two decades of gains when the rate fell by half, a new study shows. Show More Summary

She could have been a top US soccer player. Problem was, she was undocumented

Allyson Duarte was good, worked hard, and dreamed of playing soccer at a top US college. But she soon learned talent means nothing when you don’t have papers She came to America to chase a soccer career only to learn that talent means nothing here when you are undocumented. Show More Summary

Wildcats, butterflies, tortoises: all are endangered by Trump's border wall

In the Rio Grande Valley, close to the border with Mexico, the president’s proposed barrier spells danger for the region’s plentiful wildlife Deep in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, where half the US’s species of butterflies reside in a protected swath of green, Donald Trump’s wall may soon rise from an earthen levee. Show More Summary

This is what the hours after being deported look like

Less than 48 hours ago, Luz María was removed from the US after 25 years. She’s now in Tijuana, the bustling border city that has become the land of the deported Luz María Hernández gazes blankly across the shaded courtyard, clutching a cellphone in one hand and a sodden handkerchief in the other. Show More Summary

How the original US-Mexico border markers led to decades of fear and antipathy

Photographer David Taylor documented 276 monuments erected to mark the border in 1848, in an attempt to show how they’ve affected American mentality Forget the fence: these are the real markers of the US-Mexico border – in pictures Before...Show More Summary

Forget the fence: these are the real markers of the US-Mexico border – in pictures

The 276 monuments marking the US-Mexico border were erected after the Mexican-American war which ended in 1848. David Taylor, an Arizona-based artist and professor, set out to photograph them all in 2007 – a seven-year task that took him from the Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua border to the Pacific Ocean, passing through cities and remote mountainous terrain Continue reading...

I'm queer and undocumented: how I came out twice | Jesus Daniel

I was extremely hesitant to share my immigration status, and my sexuality – but I did it, and I’m stronger for it. I say to others like me: you are not alone Put yourself in my shoes for a moment. You’re a child. You’re five years old. Show More Summary

Fury as Mexico presidential candidate pitches amnesty for drug cartel kingpins

Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he wants a dialogue on the drug war that has cost the country an estimated 200,000 lives over the last decade A leading Mexican presidential candidate has been accused to wanting to explore a deal with...Show More Summary

'We work under siege': the journalists who risk death for doing their jobs

In at least a dozen countries worldwide, the sword is proving mightier than the pen Fewer journalists have been killed this year than in the recent past. The global death toll in 2017 stands at 54, down on the 79 killed last year and on course to be the least bloody year for a decade. Show More Summary

How to sell a country: the booming business of nation branding – podcast

These days, every place in the world wants to market its unique identity – and an industry has sprung up to help put them on the map • Read the text version here Subscribe via Audioboom, iTunes, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Acast & Sticher and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Continue reading...

'You can get killed': journalists living in fear as states crack down

Independent journalists are under siege in a growing list of supposedly freer countries such as Brazil, Turkey, India and Mexico Some languish in hiding, exile – or jail. Others self-censor, use pseudonyms or seek pre-approval from officials before they go to press. Show More Summary

Mexico creates vast new ocean reserve to protect 'Galapagos of North America'

Fishing, mining and new hotels will be prohibited in the ‘biologically spectacular’ Revillagigedo archipelago Mexico’s government has created the largest ocean reserve in North America around a Pacific archipelago regarded as its crown jewel. Show More Summary

Belichick wary of Patriots return to Mexico due to volcanoes and quakes

New England played Oakland in Mexico City on Sunday Patriots head coach says natural hazards are a concern for team The New England Patriots got the result they wanted on their trip to Mexico City on Sunday, beating the Oakland Raiders 33-8. Show More Summary

Rat soup, anyone? Mexican politician bids to restore delicacy to the menu

Guadalupe Flores, of the Zacatecas state legislature, wants to ‘demystify the consumption of field rats’ by encouraging people to eat caldo de rata As policy platforms go, it is unlikely to become mainstream. But a local politician in...Show More Summary

Morgues shut doors as ultra-violent Mexican state is overwhelmed by bodies

With eight to 10 corpses arriving daily workers have shut down mortuaries in Guerrero where violence has also emptied villages and forced buses off the road Violence in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero has emptied entire villages, closed schools and forced bus companies off the road. Show More Summary

Mexico drug cartel's grip on politicians and police revealed in Texas court files

Los Zetas pumped money into elections in the border state of Coahuila but the detailed testimonies have been met with official denial and public apathy The accusations made in three Texas courtrooms were staggering. Witness after witness...Show More Summary

On the run from the law, a polygamist patriarch builds a secret world

Orson Black, wanted for assault on the minor girls who became his ‘wives,’ was arrested after two of his sons and a man were found dead near his Mexican ranch Rancho El Negro is a five-hectare property amid rolling fields of corn and...Show More Summary

Mexican troops waging war on drug gangs not punished for rights abuses – report

Research shows most abuses go unsolved and unpunished despite reforms letting civilian authorities investigate and prosecute such crimes The vast majority of human rights abuses allegedly committed by soldiers waging Mexico’s war onShow More Summary

How to sell a country: the booming business of nation branding

These days, every place in the world wants to market its unique identity – and an industry has sprung up to help put them on the map. By Samanth Subramanian Lipetsk is already on the map: right there, on page 23 of the Collins World Atlas, a region of 1.2 million people, dead south from Moscow and not far from the border with Ukraine. Show More Summary

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