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  • Who holds DEA accountable when there are deaths

    Who holds DEA accountable when there are deaths

    In 2011, a DEA operation touched off a massacre in a Mexican town, yet the agency never investigated what went wrong by Ginger Thompson ProPublica In early 2011, the Drug Enforcement Administration obtained a rare and highly valuable piece of intelligence about the leaders of the Mexico-based Zetas cartel, one of the most powerful, and

  • Kids at work: there are 3.6. million in Mexico

    Kids at work: there are 3.6. million in Mexico

    Study says six out of 10 are looking for an ‘informal but honest’ way to survive Compiled by Mexico News Daily A study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has found that 3.6 million Mexican children and adolescents between five and 17 years old are currently employed in some way or another, representing

  • War on drugs killed more people than Vietnam

    War on drugs killed more people than Vietnam

    by Jack Burns Analysis For the first time in US history, more Americans have died of drug overdoses in a single year than all those killed in the Vietnam War. The drug war has been exposed as a deadly and violent failure and the federal government shows no signs of backing down. Last year’s death

  • Picking fruit at 42 C: work can be a struggle

    Picking fruit at 42 C: work can be a struggle

    But it has to be done despite the heat, says Tamaulipas laborer Compiled by Mexico Daily News When the Mexican sun is beating down fiercely and the temperature rises above 30 C — as it has done in at least 10 states across Mexico recently — there are several things one might think of doing to

  • Is the destruction of Chávez’s figure the end of Maduro?

    Is the destruction of Chávez’s figure the end of Maduro?

    Amid economic chaos, food shortages and widespread protest, some believe the government has ‘hit rock-bottom’ – yet key figures remain loyal to the president by Virginia López CARACAS – The demonstration began with a group of schoolboys, who gathered – still dressed in their school uniforms – in the palm-lined square outside the town hall

  • Uber drivers and taxis clash in Mazatlán

    Uber drivers and taxis clash in Mazatlán

    Uber’s arrival in the city has not been welcomed by taxi drivers Compiled by Mexico News Daily Tempers flared in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, this week where there were at least three confrontations between drivers of the Uber car hire service and taxi operators. On Wednesday, the two came to blows at various locations outside hotels in

  • Hidden graves in Mexico count: 1,143

    Hidden graves in Mexico count: 1,143

    Rights Commission also found that 57,861 people have been reported missing in 20 years Reported by Mexico Daily News It’s been a bad week for the government with regards to human rights. A charge of “ethical bankruptcy” of civil servants was followed by the news that the number of secret, mass graves has been counted: the total

  • Arrested while applying for a green card

    Arrested while applying for a green card

    US immigration experts fear policy shift by Susan Zalkind A report by the Guardian Multiple cases of people being arrested while seeking green cards marks a dramatic shift in immigration policy, say observers: ‘This is what we all feared’ Leandro Arriaga arrived at the immigration office with his US citizen wife and three-month-old daughter on

  • Fearing deportation, undocumented immigrants wary of reporting crimes

    Fearing deportation, undocumented immigrants wary of reporting crimes

    Activists warn that crimes will go unreported and witnesses will refuse to testify over fears that interaction with police could lead to removal from the country by Tom Dart Evidence is mounting that undocumented immigrants are increasingly wary of reporting crimes or testifying in court, for fear that they could be detained and deported, according

  • Trump faces challenge of visa overstays, the largest source of illegal immigration

    Trump faces challenge of visa overstays, the largest source of illegal immigration

    by Josh Siegle As President Donald Trump focuses on border security in his initial actions to counter illegal immigration, a new report shows the unauthorized population increasingly is made up of those who first entered the U.S. legally. In each year from 2007 to 2014, the report from the Center for Migration Studies finds, more

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