Mexico


Eight Immigrants Found Dead Amongst Thirty Nine Others In Trailer-Truck: The Horrific Cost of Human Smuggling

Thirty-nine migrants were found in the back of a truck in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas, in what is believed to have been a human smuggling operation. Eight were found dead and many more in critical condition when police and emergency services arrived on the scene at […]


Mexico’s Drug War Moves Into Mexico City Amid Its Greatest Spike In Violence In 20 Years

Mexico’s military clashes with drug cartels in the nation’s capital, which has long been considered isolated from the drug violence afflicting other regions of the country. Last Thursday, amid a backdrop of spiraling violence across Mexico, marines exchanged gunfire with a heavily armed gangs and eventually shot down eight gangsters […]


Cartel-Persecuted Journalists To Receive Greater Government Protection In Mexico

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico has vowed to enhance the protection of journalists in his country.  Reuters reports that President Peña Nieto will strengthen measures in investigations into attacks against journalists.  In a press conference held Wednesday 17 May, he announced these changes but was met by heckles from journalists who […]


Mexico Named Second Deadliest Conflict Zone After Syria

Mexico has surpassed Iraq, Afghanistan and several conflict-ridden African countries as the second deadliest zone after Syria, according to a new report on the global armed conflict. The 2017 Armed Conflict Survey, released on Tuesday by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), showed the number of fatalities as a […]


Migrating In A Globalizing World: The US And Latin America

The immigration, illegal and legal, of Mexico nationals to the United States (US), has been a controversial topic of conversation in recent years as the US experiences the effects of immigration.  Controversy has begun with illegal immigrants, undocumented workers, Executive Order 13767: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, and the economic […]


Mass Mexican Grave Discovered: A Grim Reminder Of The Ongoing War With The Cartels

A mass grave, containing over 250 skulls has been found in the Mexican state of Veracruz. These are thought to be the remains of those killed in Mexico’s decade-long war against the drug cartels. Veracruz has been the centre of much of this violence due to the prominence of the […]