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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

Stability with AMLO, without NAFTA: S&P

Mexico will maintain a stable economic outlook in 2018 even if the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is dismantled or Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins the presidency. That’s the FULL STORY The post Stability with AMLO, without NAFTA: S&P appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Drivers will be tested in CDMX next year

Getting a license to legally drive on the chaotic streets of Mexico City was long a matter of just showing up at a licensing office with the correct documents, signing FULL STORY The post Drivers will be tested in CDMX next year appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

8 new Mobil stations open in Bajío region

Eight gas stations in the west-central Bajío region are the first in Mexico to sell fuel that doesn’t come from the state oil company, Pemex. The newly-opened Mobil stations are FULL STORY The post 8 new Mobil stations open in Bajío region appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

State aid sought for Chiapas burn victim

A young man who suffered serious burns in a protest in Chiapas three years ago is now seeking state support for his medical costs. Agustín Gómez Pérez was one of FULL STORY The post State aid sought for Chiapas burn victim appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

‘Atmosphere of terror’ in Chiapas: church

More aid is arriving for displaced Tzotzil people of Chalchihuitán, Chiapas, after a roadblock was lifted Tuesday. An estimated 5,000 people have been forced to flee their homes during the FULL STORY The post ‘Atmosphere of terror’ in Chiapas: church appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Damage to rice mill hurts Morelos growers

The rice industry is one of the most emblematic of the small state of Morelos but it too was a victim of the powerful September 19 earthquake that devastated parts of FULL STORY The post Damage to rice mill hurts Morelos growers appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Despite US tax cut, SEZs more attractive

Whatever happens with the United States with regard to its free trade agreement with Mexico and tax reform, the three special economic zones (SEZs) in southeastern Mexico remain “an overwhelming opportunity” FULL STORY The post Despite US tax cut, SEZs more attractive appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

All-women police unit formed in Guerrero

A 100-strong, all-female state police unit in Guerrero will focus its efforts on fighting violence against women and children. The state government created the Gender Police Unit (Unidad Policial de FULL STORY The post All-women police unit formed in Guerrero appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

100,000 bone pieces but only 19 identified

Analyzing 100,000 bone fragments of suspected murder victims of organized crime is no easy task, authorities in the northern state of Coahuila have discovered. Torreón-based Grupo Vida, an organization formed FULL STORY The post 100,000 bone pieces but only 19 identified appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Production up 68% at Morelos parts plant

A 1-billion-peso investment (over US $53 million) by the Japanese firm Sekisui Chemical in its Jiutepec, Morelos, plant will bump its production capacity by 68%. The addition of a third FULL STORY The post Production up 68% at Morelos parts plant appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Quake victims choose monolithic house

Monolithic homes have arrived in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca in response to the need to house thousands of victims of the September earthquakes. They also respond to another FULL STORY The post Quake victims choose monolithic house appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Reject security law: UN commissioner

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called on lawmakers to reject the controversial Internal Security Law (LSI) yesterday, describing the legislation that would enshrine the role of the FULL STORY The post Reject security law: UN commissioner appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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