Mexican Asylum Seekers Included In Controversial ‘Secure Third Country’ Deal

On Monday the 6th of January, the United States’ government released a public email detailing a new ruling that will see those seeking asylum into the U.S. from Mexico sent to Guatemala as part of a controversial ‘secure third country’ deal. This is in addition to deals signed last year […]

127 Deaths Reported In A Single Day: The Most Homicidal Day In Mexican History

December in Mexico began with a scathing review of its approach to tackling violent drug cartels. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, commonly referred to as AMLO, vowed to be the president of “hugs, not bullets” in response to Mexico’s surging criminal violence. However, this approach has now been brought into […]

Mexico Holds Its Breath As López Obrador Starts To Implement New Strategy Against Drug Cartels

On 2 July 2018, Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the Mexican general elections in what has come to be considered a historic victory in Mexico. López Obrador became the first president in recent Mexican history who was not a member of the two parties (PRI-Partido Revolucionario Institucional and PAN-Partido de […]

“Un Violador En Tu Camino”: Chilean Women Say No

“Y la culpa no era mía, ni dónde estaba, ni cómo vesía” “and it wasn’t my fault, not where I was, nor what I wore”   On the 20th of November 2019, a group of women wearing blindfolds and bandannas staged a protest in Valparaíso, Chile. Amid the widespread anti-government […]

Displacements Continue In Mexico With Latest Tragedy At Colonia Lebaron

On Nov. 4th, nine members of a renown Mormon family in Northern Mexico were killed, all of them women and children, slaughtered by drug cartel dealers. Due to the increasing insecurity in the area due to cartel violence, more than 100 people, all U.S citizens, have left the states of […]

Mexico’s Battle To Combat Cartel Violence

While organized crime leads Mexico to its deadliest year, communities surrounded by cartel activity continue to be severely affected. A Mormon colony, whose settlement in Northern Mexico dates back to the early 1900s, suffered tragic losses on Monday when heavily armed gunmen fired about 200 bullets at families travelling along […]

Gunfights In Culiacán Highlight The Failure Of Military Solutions To Organized Crime

Last Thursday, October 17, 2019, a sprawling gunfight broke out in Culiacán, Mexico when officials attempted to arrest a son of the infamous drug lord, “El Chapo” Guzmán. The United States indicted the son, Ovidio Guzmán López, alongside his brother, with conspiracy to distribute drugs to be into the country […]

Mexican State Of Oaxaca Passes Abortion Bill

In Mexico, the southern state of Oaxaca decriminalized abortion in a 24-10 vote in the state legislature, on September 25 2019. Abortion restrictions during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy were lifted. This decision makes this state only the second part of Mexico to decriminalize abortion. Mexico City, capital of […]

Johnson & Johnson To Pay $572 Million In Landmark Opioid Crisis Trial 1

On Monday, Judge Thad Balkman of the Cleveland District Court delivered the ruling in a landmark trial against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. The state of Oklahoma, originally seeking $17 billion from the company, was awarded $572 million dollars (New York Times). In his ruling, Judge Balkman stated that Johnson […]

Mexico Women Protest Against The Growing Threat of Femicide

Women in Mexico have demonstrated their outrage at the gendered violence that has continued to ravage the country. August 12th and 16th saw women protesting in Mexico City following the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl by police officers earlier this month. These actions have become popularised as the Glitter […]