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He said deportation would kill him. His body was found in Mexico this week.

Juan Coronilla-Guerrero promised deportation to Mexico would kill him and it did.<p>On Sept. 12, four armed men burst into a house in San Luis de la Paz in central Mexico looking for the 28-year-old married father. The gunmen went to the bedroom where Coronilla-Guerrero was sleeping with his young …

Crime

Narcoterrorism and the KKK Model: Inside the Rise of Latin America’s ‘Gangster Warlords’

A new kind of warfare defined by powerful but shadowy ‘criminal insurgencies’ is on the rise in much of Latin America. What are we going to do about …

'Against our dignity': Mexico vows never to pay for Trump's wall

Enrique Peña Nieto draws battle lines for changed relationship with the US amid fallout from Trump’s tirades<p>Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has rejected any suggestions of his country paying for a border wall and pledged to sign an updated free-trade agreement with the European Union as he …

Mexico

Former Mexican President Tells Trump To ‘Think A Little!’

Felipe Calderón says attacking Mexico will spur more immigration.<p>Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón wants U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to spend a little more time thinking about the logical consequences of relentlessly bashing the country he used to lead.<p>Trying to eliminate jobs in …

Donald Trump

As socialist Venezuela collapses, socialist Bolivia thrives. Here’s why.

Venezuela’s economy is a catastrophe of Dickensian proportions. And for plenty of readers, that’s hardly a surprise. Every time I write about it, dozens pipe in with some variant on the same comment: “Socialism leading to total ruin — who would’ve thought?!” The temptation to read Venezuela’s …

Venezuela

Mexico stood up to Reagan. It can stand up to Trump, too.

<i>Jorge G. Castaneda was Foreign Minister of Mexico and currently he is professor of New York University and member of the board of Human Rights Watch</i>.<p>A great debate is underway in foreign ministries, intelligence agencies and trade associations with regard to President-elect Donald Trump’s true …

Mexico

A Dozen 20-Minute Workouts You Can Do at Home

Of all the reasons people skip a workout, the weakest is saying, “I couldn’t make it to the gym,” as if the only way your body will ever get faster …

'El Guero', co-founder of feared Sinaloa drug cartel, released early from US jail

Drug lord Hector “El Guero” Palma, one of the founders of the Sinaloa cartel, returned to Mexico on Wednesday after serving almost a decade in a US prison.<p>US authorities handed over Palma in Matamoros, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, according to a Mexican federal official who requested …

Mexico

Read this Latina's beautiful and moving Harvard graduation speech

<i>For Dianisbeth Acquie, a proud Latina from Brooklyn and the daughter of two immigrants, it wasn't always easy making her way through college. Last</i> …

Up close with 'El Chapo': Series about cartel chief headed to Netflix, Univision | Fox News

Netflix is looking to add to the success of “Narcos” with other drug trafficker series – this time about the notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.<p>The streaming service has teamed up for a new drama series based on the life of Guzmán – who has made headlines the past year for …

Mexico

Raised in the U.S. without legal status, he attains the American dream — in Mexico

Six years ago Bernardino Hernandez boarded a plane to Mexico City with not much — his high school yearbook, a printer and his college copy of "Thomas More's Magician," a novel about creating a utopian community in 16th century Mexico.<p>He had recently graduated from<p>UC Davis, but he felt limited by …

Immigration

A Witness Places Mexican Federal Police at the Kidnapping of the 43 Missing Students

A commission investigating the disappearance of 43 Mexican students says it has found a witness who puts two federal police officers, and officers …

Owner of home used in cross-border drug tunnel is arrested in Arizona

The owner of the Calexico home where authorities discovered a drug tunnel that stretched across the border into Mexico was arrested Thursday in Tucson and charged with drug trafficking and money laundering, federal prosecutors said.<p>Augustin Enrique Cruz, who goes by the moniker "Tinky," was …

Corruption

Time to go

DILMA ROUSSEFF’S difficulties have been deepening for months. The massive scandal surrounding Petrobras, the state-controlled oil giant of which she …

Rap pioneer Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest dies at 45

NEW YORK (AP) — Phife Dawg, a masterful lyricist whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, died Tuesday from complications resulting from diabetes, his family said in a statement on Wednesday. He was 45.<p>Born Malik Isaac Taylor, he was known as the …

Uber's new service will drive you into Mexico (but it won't drive you back)

Uber is offering a new way to visit Mexico.<p>On Friday, it will launch Passport, its first cross-border service, offering one-way transportation from San Diego to anywhere in the northern Baja California region.<p>Destinations can be as far south as Ensenada and as far east as Mexicali. The service is …

Transportation

A Reporter Tweeted a Video of Her Sexual Assault to Highlight Impunity in Mexico | VICE News

An escalating storm over the case of a reporter who tweeted a video of herself being sexually assaulted in Mexico City has shone a spotlight on impunity for sex crimes in the country — and triggered an outpouring of misogyny.<p>It all began when Andrea Noel was walking down a leafy street last week in …

Three leaders from Latin America call for decriminalizing drug use

Outdated drug policies around the world have resulted in soaring drug-related violence, overstretched criminal justice systems, runaway corruption and mangled democratic institutions. After reviewing the evidence, consulting drug policy experts and examining our own failures on this front while in …

Human Rights