organized crime

Washington's Priority in Latin America: Ending Drug Trade

 06/16/2017 - 06:30
US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera
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US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras and the vice president of El Salvador within the framework of the economic and security conference on Central America being held in Miami. The Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle was created in 2014 by the US, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador due to the wave of US arrivals of undocumented and unaccompanied Central American minors. 

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US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

Mexico-US border counts deadly toll- "His body was handed over to us in pieces"

 06/13/2017 - 05:13
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

In the context of expansion of organized crime in Mexico, migrants have become easy targets, as they are more visible, easily identifiable as migrants and, in many cases, they walk on a predetermined route. At least 400 immigrants were killed on their way from Central America to the US in 2015.  

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 4:45am
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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents stand beside a raft, reportedly used by people to cross the river, under the bridge along the Rio Grande River near Rio Grande City, Texas, USA, 01 March 2017. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Lydia Cacho, Mexican Journalist: "We're war correspondents in our own country"

 06/02/2017 - 05:55
Mexican activist and journalist Lydia Cacho during an interview with EFE in Madrid, Spain, Jun. 1, 2017. EFE/LUIS MILLAN

In her 2005 book "Los Demonios del Eden" (The Demons of Eden), Lydia Cacho exposed pedophile rings in Mexico operating under the protection of politicians and business leaders. A total of 126 reporters have been killed since 2000 in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists to work.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:45am
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Mexican activist and journalist Lydia Cacho during an interview with EFE in Madrid, Spain, Jun. 1, 2017. EFE/LUIS MILLAN

Electing a new president won't solve Mexico's problems, writer Diego Osorno says

 05/26/2017 - 03:12
Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

The 36-year-old journalist made his remarks in the border city of Tijuana, where he presented the latest edition of his book "Oaxaca sitiada" (Besieged Oaxaca). He first wrote the work a decade ago to tell the story of a 2006 uprising in that impoverished, largely Indian-populated state against then-Gov. Ulises Ruiz.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 3:00am
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Mexican journalist Diego Osorno in Tijuana, Mexico on May 24, 2017. EFE/Alejandro Zepeda

In Mexico, seeking solutions to stop the killing of journalists

 05/18/2017 - 03:56
Investigative journalists Lydia Cacho (L), and Enrique Osorno, during the presentation of a book on widespread impunity in the Aztec nation, "La ira de Mexico" (Mexico's Ire), in Mexico City, Mexico on May 17, 2017. EFE/Sashenka Gutierrez

Mexico's Drug War Reporter Javier Valdez shot dead in Sinaloa

 05/16/2017 - 04:29
Mexican journalist and author Javier Valdez during an interview with EFE in Mexico City, Mexico. EFE/Alex Cruz

[OP-ED]: Cacería de periodistas en México

 03/28/2017 - 13:40
Periodistas protestan por el asesinato de tres de sus compañeros, en Guadalajara (México) en 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) y Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE
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Libertad de prensa a la mexicana. Es una manera triste, cínica quizás, de referirse a la interminable matanza de periodistas en el país azteca.  Perpetrada con total impunidad, todo indica que hay una cacería inmisericorde de comunicadores sociales al sur de la frontera.

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Periodistas protestan por el asesinato de tres de sus compañeros, en Guadalajara (México) en 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) y Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE

[OP-ED]: Open Season on Mexican Journalists

 03/28/2017 - 08:24
Journalists are protesting the murder of three of their comrades, in Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) and Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE
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Freedom of the press Mexican style. It is a sad, even cynical way of referring to the unending slaughter of journalists perpetrated with impunity in our neighbor to the South, where it’s open season on freedom of speech.

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Journalists are protesting the murder of three of their comrades, in Guadalajara (Mexico) in 2017: Miroslava Breach (Chihuahua), Ricardo Monluí (Veracruz) and Cecilio Pineda (Guerrero). EFE

Mexicanos en Pensilvania exigen justicia para estudiantes desaparecidos

 11/07/2014 - 10:58
El miércoles pasado decenas de miles de manifestantes marcharon por la ciudad de México exigiendo más acción por parte de las autoridades federales. EFE
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Una protesta se llevará a cabo el 10 de noviembre a las 4:00 p.m. frente a las instalaciones del Consulado de México en Filadelfia, localizado en el 111 South Independence Mall.

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 9:47am
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El miércoles pasado decenas de miles de manifestantes marcharon por la ciudad de México exigiendo más acción por parte de las autoridades federales. EFE

Mexicans in Pennsylvania demand justice for missing students

 11/07/2014 - 09:59
On Wednesday, tens of thousands of demonstrators brought parts of Mexico City to a standstill as protesters demanded more action from federal authorities. EFE

A protest will take place Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. outside the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia, at 111 South Independence Mall.

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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 9:47am
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On Wednesday, tens of thousands of demonstrators brought parts of Mexico City to a standstill as protesters demanded more action from federal authorities. EFE