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Mexican government blasts pope for ‘mexicanization’ comment

Mexican government blasts pope for ‘mexicanization’ comment

March 4
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By Maria Baluch When Pope Francis assumed his position as pontiff in March 2013, he received many praises for his service and acts of compassion. He is widely remembered for embracing Vinicio Riva, a disfigured man who suffers from neurofibromatosis, inviting homeless men to a Mass and a meal at the...

Parents of missing students planning US awareness tour

Parents of missing students planning US awareness tour

Dani Marrero
February 25
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Amid frustration because of the lack of response from the Mexican government, parents of the missing 43 students from the state of Guerrero are organizing a U.S. tour to raise awareness of the violence happening in their country. A series of protests have sparked across Mexico since the disappearance....

Mexico continues protest over disappearance of 43 students

November 19
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By Karina Santiago Tension has spread across parts of Mexico after the disappearance of 43 students in Guerrero. The missing students are now a part of the 20,000 people that have disappeared in Mexico in the past eight years, highlighting the country’s alarmingly high rates of insecurity and v...

Mass grave in Mexico: Local authorities are main suspects

Mass grave in Mexico: Local authorities are main suspects

Alexa Gagosz
October 8
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By Alexa Gagosz Forty-three students have gone missing in Mexico since Sept. 27, last seen being shoved into police vans. Now, on the outskirts of the town of Iguala, a mass grave has been found; whether or not the bodies are those of the missing students remain unknown. The bodies “were covered...

Opinion: Searching for humanity in immigration crisis

Opinion: Searching for humanity in immigration crisis

Dani Marrero
October 8
Filed under Featured Stories, World

The first item I saw on the immigration crisis was a photo on social media of the door of Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas, with a sign that asked for volunteers. It had transformed an area of their facilities into a station for immigrants who had just left the detention center and would soon board...

Man-made borders and bullets that slip through: A reflection from a Mexican-American student

Man-made borders and bullets that slip through: A reflection from a Mexican-American student

Dani Marrero
June 5
Filed under Featured Stories, World

Borders are made to divide things and to control things. There are also natural boundaries, such as mountains and oceans, that centuries ago kept our ancestors in different regions separated from each other until we invented ways to climb, float, and fly beyond our mere human abilities. But the division...

From All Corners: Opinions on the vigilante situation in Michoacan province, Mexico

Matt Bacon
April 9
Filed under World

The power of the drug cartel known as The Knights Templar in southern Mexican province of Michoacan has given rise to a unique balance of power in the area over the last year. As the locals became unsatisfied with the government’s handling of the Templars, known for their brutality, a number of vigilante...

Re-examining NAFTA, 20 years later

Re-examining NAFTA, 20 years later

Sam Humphrey
February 26
Filed under World

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), implemented to boost trade between Canada, America, and Mexico, turned 20 years old at the beginning of 2014. President Obama made the annual trip to meet with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts, but their meeting yielded little  substance besides...

The Story In Between: Case 001

The Story In Between: Case 001

Dani Marrero
September 23
Filed under Featured Stories, The Story in Between

In the following interview, 20-year-old Kawon "Jenny" Kim tells her story of living in three different countries. She was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1993, but her family moved to Guadalajara, Mexico when she was in the first grade. Jenny shares that after returning to Seoul to visit a couple of yea...

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