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Human Rights Crisis Threatens to Overshadow Mexican President Peña Nieto’s Visit to UK | VICE News

Mexico's beleaguered President Enrique Peña Nieto touched down in London on Monday for a three-day state visit intended to strengthen trade and cultural ties between Mexico and the United Kingdom.<p>Peña Nieto's arrival came with controversy in the UK, with some outlets in the British press expressing …

Mexico's glamorous First Lady Angélica Rivera charms Queen and Prince Philip at state banquet in Buckingham Palace

<p>Mexico's First Lady did her country proud when she and husband <b>President Enrique Peña Nieto</b> were guests of <b>the Queen</b> at a state banquet in Buckingham …

What has happened to the missing Mexican students, and why does it matter?

Ayotzinapa, a town in Mexico home to a teacher training college, lost 43 of its students a year ago. Only two of their bodies have been found. What happened to the students - and why has the government been so strongly criticised?<p><b>• 43 students disappeared on the night of September 26, 2014</b> <b><br>• They</b> …

New York City adds two Muslim holidays to public school calendar

New York City schools have added two Muslim holidays to their calendars for official days off, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday.<p>All public schools in the largest US system will close for Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr beginning in 2016, De Blasio said in a statement. More than 1 million …

Senators are talking about an oil deal with Mexico that could be huge for the US

There may be one more option emerging on that front, judging from news late last week.<p>Mexico.<p>A group of 21 U.S. senators has reportedly sent a request to the national Secretary of Commerce. Asking that the Obama government consider allowing American crude to be shipped south to Mexican …

Donald Trump On Oscars: ‘A Great Night For Mexico, As Usual’

Donald Trump was not pleased by this year’s Academy Awards. He went on Fox News to express his disgust at what he called “a great night for Mexico.” …

Anger over U.S. citizen turned vigilante who faces stiff sentence in Mexico | Fox News

Nestora Salgado is a Mexican-born woman who arrived in the U.S. at age 20, settled in the placid suburban town of Renton, in Washington State, and eventually got her American citizenship.<p>Then, one day six or seven years ago, she decided to return to her native Olinalá, a mountainous town in the …

Mexico 'foils Saadi Gaddafi plot'

Mexico has foiled an improbable-sounding plan to smuggle one of Col Muammar Gaddafi's sons and his family into the country, where they planned to live under false Mexican identities.<p>As the bombs fell in Libya and his father's regime crumbled, Saadi Gaddafi plotted a new life under the name of …

Fatal Protest in Acapulco Shows Tensions Remain High in Troubled Guerrero, Mexico | VICE News

One man is dead after confrontations turned violent in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero as police cleared away a road blockade staged by members of the state teachers union.<p>Claudio Castillo Peña, 65, a retired teacher, died early Wednesday from injuries sustained during the forceful removal …

Murders, threats and duopoly: the state of press freedom in Mexico

On 2 January, journalist Moisés Sánchez was kidnapped by an armed group. Nine people with covered faces stormed into his house in Medellin de Bravo, a town in the wealthy eastern state of Veracruz. They searched and grabbed documents, and took Sánchez, along with his camera, laptop, mobile phone …

If We Dust-Bowlify Mexico And Central America, Immigration Policy Will Have To Change

Immigration policy and the funding of the Homeland Security Department are front page news. But here is a rarely-asked question raised by a new NASA …

Missing Mexico teachers: Protests organised by union quashed in violent police crackdown

A series of images have emerged that bear witness to a brutal crackdown by police on teachers protesting in Acapulco, Mexico.<p>Relations between the …

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Mexico's Disappeared | Human Rights

On September 26, 2014, 43 college students were kidnapped and disappeared by local police and cartel members in Mexico's violent southern state of Guerrero.<p>Since then, outrage and indignation has spilled onto the streets as people across Mexico ask how the government could not only let something …

Mexico Riot Police Attack Protesters,Social Media Flooded with Images of Injured Teachers [VIDEO] - IBTimes India

The CETEG teachers are demanding that the government should pay up their pending salaries<p>Social media has been flooded with messges of mass outrage …

Anti-corruption in Mexico: check the fine print

Good news: After weeks of political gridlock, Mexico’s three main parties have agreed a framework for a new anti-corruption system. It should be put …

Mexican police kill one, injure dozens at teachers’ protest

Protesting teachers in Acapulco, Mexico, ran into a determined police line as they cut the main road to the city’s airport.<p>They were demanding better working conditions and justice for disappeared students and teachers, but when a bus was driven into the police line the security forces charged with …

Bright (YC W15) Aims To Bring Solar Power To Mexico

"Jonah Greenberger envisions Mexico’s rooftops covered in cost-effective, environmentally friendly, dark blue solar panels. The 28-year-old founder …

Mexico: active civil society key to ending culture of impunity

A renewal of democracy should be the means to cleanse Latin America of its history of corruption and abuses of power. But as the Mexican case shows, …

From torture to terrorism: How DEA case led to extraordinary rendition

Of all the cases of troubling corruption and stunning violence that have characterized the war on drugs in Latin America, few linger as powerfully among U.S. drug agents as the case of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who vanished on a busy street in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1985 while walking to meet his …

Berlin apologizes over German weapons use in case of missing Mexican students | DW | 26.02.2015

Germany's federal commissioner for human rights policy, Christoph Strässer, visited the southwestern Mexican town of Ayotzinapa on Thursday and met …