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Due to Cost and Availability, Many Latinas Heading into Mexico for Birth Control

Due to Cost and Availability, Many Latinas Heading into Mexico for Birth Control

With the high cost of birth control in the U.S. many Latinas have begun crossing into Mexico for their contraceptives. According to the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), more Latinas are crossing into Mexico and risking their health to do it continue reading »

Amnesty International Blasts U.S. Over Detained Immigrants Treatment

Amnesty International Blasts U.S. Over Detained Immigrants Treatment

The U.S. government is not meeting its obligations under international law to ensure respect for the rights of immigrants regardless of their legal status, Amnesty International USA says in a report released Wednesday. continue reading »

Report: Latino Women Paid Less Than Black Women and Rest  of U.S. Workforce

Report: Latino Women Paid Less Than Black Women and Rest of U.S. Workforce

Pay below the national average persists among the majority of Latino women, who earn, on average, 40 percent less than white non-Hispanic men, according to the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. continue reading »

HS Narco News: US Army Lieutenant and Sergeant Arrested as They Try to Sell Services to Drug Cartel

HS Narco News: US Army Lieutenant and Sergeant Arrested as They Try to Sell Services to Drug Cartel

Mickle began negotiations with whom he thought were members of the Los Zetas Cartel, actually undercover Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, to purchase marijuana in return for stolen weapons. continue reading »

U.S. and Mexico Agree to Share $6 Million in Forfeited Assets from Money Transfer Business

U.S. and Mexico Agree to Share $6 Million in Forfeited Assets from Money Transfer Business

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales Ibáñez today signed a letter of intent for the United States to share approximately $6 million in forfeited funds continue reading »

U.S. Government Sued for $1 Million by Widow of Migrant Who Died in Immigration Detention

U.S. Government Sued for $1 Million by Widow of Migrant Who Died in Immigration Detention

The widow of an undocumented Mexican immigrant who died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement filed a lawsuit against the federal government for negligence on Tuesday. continue reading »

EXCLUSIVE: Cessylia’s Road from Teotihuacan to Life in Fear in Alabama

EXCLUSIVE: Cessylia’s Road from Teotihuacan to Life in Fear in Alabama

Cessylia didn’t want to move from Mexico. “That wasn’t important to me. I had work all the time,” she says. continue reading »

Representative of Mexican Priest’s Victims Reproaches Pope for Ignoring Them

Representative of Mexican Priest’s Victims Reproaches Pope for Ignoring Them

A representative of the victims of sexual abuse committed by late Mexican priest Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ, on Monday reproached Pope Benedict XVI "for having ignored" that group of people on his just-concluded visit to Mexico. continue reading »

Search of Mexican Prison in Tabasco Finds Drugs, Knives, Alcohol

Search of Mexican Prison in Tabasco Finds Drugs, Knives, Alcohol

According to Spanish-language news source El Excelsior, Mexico's federal police performed a surprise search of a Tabasco Prison a facility and found a number of alarming items. Upon searching the prison's State Center continue reading »

Guards Foil Attempted Prison Escape in Mexico

Guards Foil Attempted Prison Escape in Mexico

Police and guards foiled an attempt by inmates to escape from a prison in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, over the weekend, state officials said, adding that a police officer was wounded in the incident. continue reading »

640,000 Come Out to Hear Pope’s Mass in Mexico

640,000 Come Out to Hear Pope’s Mass in Mexico

Among the 640,000 people attending the Mass celebrated Sunday by Pope Benedict XVI in the Parque Guanajuato Bicentenario in Silao were the four Mexican candidates for the presidency of the world's second-largest Catholic country. continue reading »

Murder of Transgender Advocate Agnes Torres Sulca in Mexico Condemned

Murder of Transgender Advocate Agnes Torres Sulca in Mexico Condemned

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of Agnes Torres Sulca, a trans person and human rights defender of lesbians, gays, trans, bisexuals and intersex persons (LGTBI) in Mexico. continue reading »

Issue of Church’s Role in Child Sex Abuse Surfaces in Pope’s Mexico Visit

Issue of Church’s Role in Child Sex Abuse Surfaces in Pope’s Mexico Visit

Mexicans who denounced the sexual abuses committed by Marcial Maciel (1920-2008), founder of the Legion of Christ, asked Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday to acknowledge the church's responsibility in covering up his case and to announce that "never again" will pederasty be tolerated. continue reading »

10,000 Victims of Violence in Mexico Remain Unidentified

10,000 Victims of Violence in Mexico Remain Unidentified

Nearly 10,000 bodies of victims of organized crime-related violence, including Central American and Mexican migrants, remain unidentified in Mexico, activists told the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an autonomous organ of the Organization of American States. continue reading »

Mexico City Takes First Step in Banning Bullfighting

Mexico City Takes First Step in Banning Bullfighting

A commission of the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City approved a bill that would ban bullfights in the Mexican capital. Three of the panel's members endorsed the measure, while two others abstained and a sixth member walked out before the vote. continue reading »