David Agren

americas

Parents of Mexico's Missing 43 Students Fear They Will Never Get Answers

The families had pinned their hopes for finding out what happened to the students on a panel of international experts monitoring the government’s probe. Now those experts are about to leave the country because the government will not renew their...
David Agren
4.25.16
americas

International Experts Say Mexico Is Blocking Efforts to Find Out the Fate of the 43 Students

After disputing the Mexican government's version of events, a group of experts is claiming that the government is behind a smear campaign intended to destroy their reputations.
David Agren
4.6.16
americas

What It’s Like to Be a Priest in the Trouble Spots the Pope is Visiting in Mexico

The Pope is heading for Chiapas, Michoacán, and Ciudad Juárez. Local priests talk about working in places where indigenous traditions mean chickens are sacrificed in church, poor farmers ask if it's ok to grow drugs, and where cartels rule.
David Agren
2.15.16
americas

Mexico's President Has Dug Himself Into a Hole — And It's Going to Be Hard to Climb Back Out

He arrived in 2012 with promises of "Saving Mexico," but ever since, Peña Nieto has dropped in the polls and responded poorly to a string of embarrassing scandals.
David Agren
12.1.15
crime & drugs

Mexico's Crime Prevention Point Man Is Wanted by the Law

The Green Party's Arturo Escobar was already a controversial appointment thanks to a long-dubious reputation, but now prosecutors are seeking his arrest for vote buying as well.
David Agren
11.27.15
americas

The Pope is Planning to Visit Very Troubled Parts of Mexico

Government and church sources have indicated the pope will visit past and current drug war hotspots Ciudad Juarez and Michoacán state, as well as the poverty-stricken state of Chiapas where Central American migrants are facing a government crackdown.
David Agren
11.18.15
americas

Still a Long Way to go Before Marijuana Becomes Legal in Mexico

Wednesday's supreme court ruling allowing four individuals to grow and consume marijuana has opened the possibility of forcing reform in the future and triggered an unprecedented debate, but the legalization is still a long way off.
David Agren
11.5.15
americas

Pope Francis is Done Punishing This Mexican Order With a Sordid Reputation

Experts say the Pope's granting of an indulgence to the Mexican Legionaries of Christ order despite the sexual crimes of its founder is probably the result of pressures from conservative forces in the Vatican.
David Agren
11.2.15
mexico

Hurricane Patricia Gives the Mexican President a Rare Chance to Look Good

Monster storm gives President Enrique Peña Nieto a rare chance to counter constant criticism for his handling of crises and scandal and bask in praise for his government's quick response.
David Agren
10.26.15
americas

As an Era Ends in Argentina, More Hate Than Love Between Pope Francis and the Kirchners

These days Pope Francis and President Fernández pose together smiling for the cameras. Things used to be very different.
David Agren
10.22.15
Canadian election

Canadians in Mexico Care About the Election — Just Not Enough to Vote

In the expat community of Ajijic, Mexico, Canadians have subdued sentiments about the Oct. 19 election, and really don't want to draw attention to themselves.
David Agren
10.16.15
americas

Mexican Government Takes Down Ad that Told Citizens to Stop Complaining

The advert was removed from the government YouTube channel after citizens griped about being lectured.
David Agren
10.14.15
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