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Stories about Mexico

2 October 2015

Meet ‘Droncita,’ Mexico's First Graffiti-Artist Drone

On the first anniversary of the Iguala mass kidnapping, Droncita's first act was to graffiti a portrait of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, demanding his resignation.

27 September 2015

Ayotzinapa: Nine Possible Answers to Questions Remaining One Year After the Disappearance of 43 Students

One year after the disappearance of 43 students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College in Iguala, there are still many unanswered questions about what actually happened.

14 September 2015

Egypt Kills 12 People, Including Eight Mexican Tourists, and Then Makes Excuses for It

Eight Mexican tourists were among 12 people shot to death from a helicopter in a popular tourist spot, in the Western Desert, in Egypt. Why have they been targeted?

12 September 2015

The Parents of Mexico's Missing Ayotzinapa Students Haven't Given Up the Fight for Justice

It's been almost a year since 43 student teachers disappeared. Their parents are outraged due to the lack of response to their sole demand: the safe return of their children.

6 September 2015

State Government Construction Endangers the ‘Last Lung’ of the Mexican City of Oaxaca

Over 50 organizations, artists, and hundreds of citizens are protesting against the destruction of the natural heritage of El Fortín Hill, 'the last green space' in the city of Oaxaca.

4 September 2015

The Mesoamerican Abacus That Gives Modern Calculators a Run for Their Money

Nepohualtzintzin, an abacus that was used in some Mesoamerican cultures, is still used nowadays to solve math problems as accurately as a calculator.

1 September 2015

Donald Trump's Spat with News Anchor Jorge Ramos Highlights His Xenophobic Message

"It's a grave error not to take Trump seriously. His ideas are very dangerous. Many millions of Americans think the way he does, and this is what is very dangerous".

30 August 2015

Why Indigenous Communities in Mexico Need Community Self-Defence

"Today, the community suffers not only at the hands of criminal groups but also at those of the Federal Police and the Army of Mexico."

Urban Planning Project Puts One of the World's Most Populated Cities to the Test

"Resident participation on projects like the [Cultural Corridor Chapultepec] must occur from the design stage and not once everything has already been decided. This is a sham."

26 August 2015

Dismissal of Mexico Coach Sparks Debate Over Freedom of Speech

A dispute between a Mexican football coach and a sports reporter who criticized him has resulted in physical assault and sparked a debate about the freedom of speech.

23 August 2015

Want to See the First Free African Town in the Americas? Go to Mexico

Afro-Mexicans proudly share the story of “El Yanga,” apparently an enslaved prince from the Yang-Bara tribe from Gabon, who helped slaves to be free from the Spanish around 1570.

17 August 2015

‘Las Patronas': Making Mexico’s ‘Train of Death’ a More Humane Place

How a petition on pushed a family improving the lives of thousands of U.S-bound migrants towards a nomination at the 2015 Princess of Asturias awards.

13 August 2015

Impunity Is the Tie That Binds the Tlatlaya Massacre, the 43 Missing Students and El Chapo's Escape

Repeatedly officials charged with obeying the law decided instead to flout or ignore it, whether out of greed, inadequacy, fear or revenge.

5 August 2015

Mexico: “We Are the Problem Because We Disturb the Government and the Narcos”

“How many journalists have been murdered, and what has come of it? How many students, activists, and human rights defenders have been killed, picked up, or disappeared?"

10 Months On, Families March Across Mexico in Search of Missing Ayotzinapa Students

The parents say for the last 10 months they have lived through hell, but thanks to the support of many Mexicans, they have the strength to demand justice.

4 August 2015

14 Journalists From Veracruz, Mexico Have Been Murdered During Governor Duarte's Rule

Most of them were critical of Durante, who took office in December 2010.

The Biggest Threat to Mexican Journalists Aren't Drug Cartels Anymore

Public officials and police officers are now suspected of most attacks against journalists.

30 July 2015

Need to Thank the Saints? Mexico Has You Covered

Retablitos, a form of popular art in Mexico made to give thanks for miracles, reflect people's daily anxieties and social realities. You can find collections of them online.

28 July 2015

Ostula and Mexican Army Hold to Clashing Versions of Recent Attack

In Mexico, the independent investigation agency SubVersiones has published a compilation video that chronologically shows what events that took place on July 19, 2015, in the indigenous Nahua community of Santa María de Ostula. That day ended...

Destroying a Mountain: Mexican President Orders Expropriation of Native Lands for Freeway Project

A presidential decree was enough to expropriate almost 100 acres of land from the indigenous Otomi community for the construction of a new highway.

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