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Student Who Escaped the Night 43 Classmates Disappeared in Mexico Seeks Asylum in the US

Carmelo Ramírez Morales decided it was time to flee Mexico when his family was told they would pay the price if he didn't step down from his role as a prominent spokesman within the movement demanding justice for the 43 missing students.
Andalusia Knoll
5.25.16
americas

Three Former Soldiers Held for the Murder of Honduran Activist Who Wanted to Stop a Dam

The authorities have arrested four people for the murder of Berta Caceres that caused an international outcry two months ago. Two of them are linked to the company behind the dam project Caceres was trying to stop, three to the country’s security...
Andalusia Knoll
5.3.16
americas

Pregnant Women Are the Latest Victims of Mexico’s Femicide Crisis

Six pregnant women have been murdered or disappeared in the last two years in the state of Puebla, attracting attention to its status as the latest hotspot in a wave of extreme violence directed against women in Mexico.
Andalusia Knoll
3.8.16
americas

Award-Winning Honduran Environmentalist Berta Cáceres Has Been Shot Dead

Cárceres, who won the prestigious Goldman Prize in 2015 and has headed numerous struggles against mega projects threatening indigenous rights, was shot dead in her home.
Andalusia Knoll
3.3.16
Crime & Drugs

Two Mass Kidnappings in Mexico’s Most Violent State End With the Victims Being Released

The first kidnapping involved 22 men abducted on their way to a wedding and the second five teachers taken from their school.
Andalusia Knoll
1.16.16
americas

Mexican Government Offers Big Reward for Help Finding Activist Missing for 41 Years

Rosendo Radilla went missing after being arrested by soldiers in Mexico's dirty war, but his case still haunts Mexican government under pressure to act over 25,000 disappeared.
Andalusia Knoll
10.15.15
americas

Could History Repeat Itself with Mexico City’s Ambitious Airport Plan?

Mexico wants to begin operating the new capital airport by 2020, but opposition figures, environmentalists, and the community of San Salvador Atenco are already crying foul over the project.
Andalusia Knoll
7.1.15
americas

The Man Responsible For Huge Government Blunders in Mexico Just Got a Seat on His Country's Supreme Court

Eduardo Medina Mora's office met with US officials over the failed "Fast & Furious" weapons smuggling program, reports say, capping a long list of scandals he's overseen — yet he keeps getting promotions.
Andalusia Knoll
3.13.15
americas

These Honduran Migrants Mutilated By ‘The Beast’ Want to Talk to President Obama

They fell from the train that thousands of migrants ride each year to try to reach the United States. They say their mutilations are their "visas" to enter the country.
Andalusia Knoll
3.13.15
americas

Serious Faults Found in Mexico’s Handling of Missing Students Case, Independent Team Says

Dentures were found at the dump where the students were supposedly incinerated, among other anomalies detailed by the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team. The attorney general struck back at the group, calling its assertions "speculation."
Andalusia Knoll
2.9.15
americas

Eight Killed in Three Years: The School That Draws Government Fire in Mexico

“There is still poverty in Guerrero, and while there is still poverty, Ayotzinapa has a reason to exist,” one alumnus of the rural normal school tells VICE News.
Andalusia Knoll
12.18.14
mexico

Detainees Claim Mexican Police Threatened to 'Disappear' Them Like the Ayotzinapa Students

Mexican judicial police are accused of beating and threatening 11 people who were held for 9 days after the chaotic evacuation of a protest at the Zocalo in Mexico City.
Andalusia Knoll
12.3.14
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