Tag Archives: Mexico

The return of the mighty migrant dollar: Remittances to Mexico climb

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A robust flow of remittances to Mexico has returned from the decline marked after the 2008 world economic crisis. As the new year turned the corner, the official Bank of Mexico reported that dollars sent home from migrants working abroad totaled $22.576.35 billion from January to November 2015, ringing up a 5.44 percent increase from the similar period in 2014.

Meth changes from domestic dilemma to international issue

The ingredients used to make methamphetamine create a reaction that is highly flammable and leaves toxic traces behind even after a clandestine lab is gone. (Pennsylvania National Guard photo by Sgt. Matt Jones.)

The ingredients used to make methamphetamine create a reaction that is highly flammable and leaves toxic traces behind even after a clandestine lab is gone. (Pennsylvania National Guard photo by Sgt. Matt Jones.)

Alicia Alvarez | Scripps Howard Foundation Wire

WASHINGTON – The methamphetamine problem in the United States is complex. It ranges from the simplicity of a clandestine lab in a Wal-Mart bathroom to a failed attempt at sending a drone carrying 6 pounds of the synthetic drug into the country over the border from Mexico.

Mexican drug trafficking organizations are moving to fill the void left by dismantled U.S. meth labs. Mexico’s regulations of meth’s key ingredients – pseudoephedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine products – are less strict than those in the U.S., where the sale of allergy and cold pills containing any of the decongestants was limited in 2006.

Democracy Now: Missing student’s father calls for ending US drug war aid to Mexico

UN investigator outs Mexico’s effort to whitewash torture report

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez released a letter on April 1 alleging the Mexican government tried to pressure him into changing his report.  (Photo: UN / Mark Garten)

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez released a letter on April 1 alleging the Mexican government tried to pressure him into changing his report. (Photo: UN / Mark Garten)

Special rapporteur: Human-rights violations go virtually unpunished

Elisa Vásquez | Pan Am Post

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez says he was pressured by the Mexican government to alter the results of an investigation that determined torture in the country is “widespread” and goes virtually unpunished.

FNS: Dreamers, deportees and daredevils: Justice for migrant children and youth

 

The fence along the US-Mexico border is yet another symbol of the Unites States' broken immigration policy.

The fence along the US-Mexico border is yet another symbol of the Unites States’ broken immigration policy.

FNS Note: A review of the 11th Annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium held last month at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. This article is dedicated to the memory of Nohemi Alvarez Quillay.

Kent Paterson | Frontera NotrteSur

Maria Eugenia Ponce grew up in what she calls “Puebla York.” Brought to the Big Apple as a young girl in the 1990s, Ponce recalled her undocumented parents working very hard to pay for private schools so their children could get ahead in life. But as she became older, the daughter of migrants from the Mexican state of Puebla grew increasingly restive when she was told to be quiet and not draw attention to herself.

Political developments chill immigration reform

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In new signs that prospects for immigration reform legislation are all but dead for now, developments in both state and national arenas have pushed a solution to the issue farther down the political tracks.

For starters, Texas Republicans readopted a tough stance at the party’s convention in Fort Worth last weekend. Drawing more than 7,000 delegates, the Lone Star GOP convention voted to remove a 2012 position statement known as the “Texas Solution” which backed a guest worker system for undocumented people. 

Boomer expatriates demand security in Mexico

The Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende is a popular destination for U.S. retirees and other expatriates. (Photo courtesy of Jiuguang Wang via flickr under Creative Commons license. Terms below.)

The Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende is a popular destination for U.S. retirees and other expatriates. (Photo courtesy of Jiuguang Wang via flickr under Creative Commons license. Terms below.)

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Foreign-born residents joined Mexican nationals in a recent demonstration demanding security for a storied but troubled town. Dressed in white and carrying candles, about 400 people staged a silent march late last week through San Miguel de Allende in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato.

Searching for migrants — dead or alive

Kent Paterson | Frontera NortyeSur

On the migrant roads of North America, rallies, press conferences and remembrances were held Dec. 18, the International Day of the Migrant. North and south of the border, the common themes were justice for migrants, respect for human rights, an end to deportations, and the legalization of the undocumented.

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