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Indigenous land rights key to stopping deforestation in Central America

Without their traditional land managers, conservation reserves in Central America are left vulnerable to corporate interests, report finds. Climate Home reports Conservation reserves in Central America have shut indigenous peoples off from their traditional lands and driven deforestation, community leaders have told Climate Home. Show More Summary

4 Federal Police killed, burned in Zihuatanejo

The bodies of four Federal Police officers who had been abducted in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, were incinerated in a pickup truck yesterday afternoon 100 meters away from the city’s Federal Police FULL STORY The post 4 Federal Police killed, burned in Zihuatanejo appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

US government scrambles to respond to surge of migrants at Mexico border

The influx stems in part from the fear that Trump will build a wall, but is mainly a consequence of continuing violence and economic distress in Central America In another context you might guess the giant marquees are being set up for a grand wedding. Show More Summary

Blockades are back: CNTE renews protests

The dissident CNTE teachers’ union has announced protests in its stronghold states of Chiapas, Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca. The teachers are demanding that the federal government return to the negotiating table FULL STORY The post Blockades are back: CNTE renews protests appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Students lose phones to ‘student teacher’

When a student teacher in Puebla offered to optimize students’ cell phones to help them with their school work, about 60 readily agreed and handed over their phones. But unfortunately FULL STORY The post Students lose phones to ‘student teacher’ appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

A migration crisis in Baja, says governor

The seemingly unending flow of migrants from Haiti and African countries threatens to bring chaos to the border city of Tijuana, Baja California. State Governor Francisco Vega stated this week that the FULL STORY The post A migration crisis in Baja, says governor appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Santander investment will be biggest yet

The Spanish bank Santander will invest 15 billion pesos (US $738 million) over the next three years to modernize branches and develop new business. It will be the bank’s biggest FULL STORY The post Santander investment will be biggest yet appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Dale, dale, dale: senators whack Trump

Senators of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party had some fun with United States president-elect Donald Trump during their Christmas party Tuesday night. A Trump piñata was one of the attractions FULL STORY The post Dale, dale, dale: senators whack Trump appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Walmart will invest US $1.3bn in logistics

Walmart México has announced it will invest US $1.3 billion to expand and strengthen its logistics infrastructure. The money will go into building new distribution centers and expanding existing ones FULL STORY The post Walmart will invest US $1.3bn in logistics appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Historical glyph stone removed from hotel

A large stone with historical value has been removed temporarily from a hotel in Mérida where it had sat for more than 60 years. A team of specialists from the National Institute FULL STORY The post Historical glyph stone removed from hotel appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

IMSS doctor warns against street food

Eating street food can be bad for your health, warns a doctor at the Guerrero office of the Social Security Institute, or IMSS. Catarino Antonio Camero Herrera said food prepared FULL STORY The post IMSS doctor warns against street food appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Fossil thought to be huge, prehistoric shark

A fossil discovered on the coast of Guerrero could be a now-extinct species of giant shark that lived between 23 million and 2.6 million years ago, according to the National FULL STORY The post Fossil thought to be huge, prehistoric shark appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Another ex-governor accused of corruption

The ex-governor of Zacatecas joins the ranks of those accused of corruption but Miguel Alonso Reyes has fired back with a defamation suit. Former Deputy María Soledad Luévano Cantú of the left-wing Morena party FULL STORY The post Another ex-governor accused of corruption appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Reserves good but not without management

The announcement of four new natural protected areas that was made this week at the COP13 biodiversity summit in Cancún was welcomed by the Mexican chapter of Greenpeace, but with some reservations. The environmental organization and FULL STORY The post Reserves good but not without management appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Mexico's war on drugs: what has it achieved and how is the US involved?

Felipe Calderón launched the war after being elected in 2006, and since then the US has donated at least $1.5bn – but the biggest costs have been human On 10 December 2006, the newly inaugurated president, Felipe Calderón, launched Mexico’s...Show More Summary

'Impunity has consequences': the women lost to Mexico's drug war

At least 50 women disappeared in the Veracruz capital of Xalapa over three nights in 2011 – just some of the thousands of victims in the 10-year battle against drug trafficking Lizbeth Amores dropped off her son at her mother’s house before heading to a house party with her friend Verenice Guevara. Show More Summary

Latin American authors bewildered by Donald Trump: 'I just can't believe it'

Some of Latin America’s leading literary figures gathered at the Oaxaca International Book Fair and discussed the president-elect and what lies ahead At the 36th edition of the Oaxaca International Book Fair in Mexico, Donald Trump’s name was on everyone’s lips. Show More Summary

Mexican man's open invitation for daughter's birthday goes too viral

Video posted to Facebook drew millions of responses to Rubi Ibarra’s quinceañera as well as tributes and spoofs from companies, singers and actors Millions of people have responded to an invitation to a coming-of-age party for a girl in rural northern Mexico after her parents’ video innocently asked “everybody” to attend. Show More Summary

US Border Patrol uses desert as ‘weapon’ to kill thousands of migrants, report says

Arizona advocacy group says agents chase border crossers from Mexico into hostile terrain in a strategy that leaves many injured, dead or lost The US Border Patrol agency has engineered the death and disappearance of tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants by using the desert wilderness as a “weapon”, according to an advocacy group. Show More Summary

Health workers strike over unpaid salaries

Financial problems are not only affecting states where new administrations have been taking office. Since last week, health care workers in Nayarit have been taking job action to protest arrears in payments to workers FULL STORY The post Health workers strike over unpaid salaries appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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