After the increase of hate crimes against females and the recent gruesome murders of a woman and a 7-year-old girl, many women in Mexico are preparing an unusual protest — and it’s already becoming controversial.
Last week, the gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City sparked protests against the rise of femicides. And this week, the outcries against gender-based hate crimes continue after the abduction, rape and death of a 7-year-old girl.
Thousands of asylum seekers are forced to wait on the Mexican side of the border under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” program. Mexican authorities say they will keep helping that population, as the numbers continue to decrease.
Hundreds of women’s rights activists marched in Mexico City on Friday and Saturday demanding that the government stop the rise of femicides in the country. During the protests, many painted messages on the facade of Mexico’s National Palace. And on Monday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked them to stop damaging monuments.
The gruesome murder of a woman in Mexico City this week is triggering major protests this weekend against gender-based hate crimes. People are outraged over the publication of photos of the victim's body — and comments from Mexico's president about femicide.
A group of women from all over the world have found a way to connect and share concerns and experiences with violence: They are sewing a giant blanket. The project, which started in Mexico, will soon visit the United States. Marietta Bernstorff is an artist and activist leading the Patchwork Healing Blanket project.
Two environmentalists protecting the Mexican sanctuary of the monarch butterfly were allegedly murdered last week. Activists and civil rights organizations are demanding answers and solutions from the Mexican government.
Last year was Mexico’s most murderous and violent year in decades. It was also the first year in office for Mexico’s current president, and his apparent indifference to the rising bloodshed is uniting many victims.
Hundreds of people rallied on Sunday in Mexico City demanding peace and justice to the victims of organized crime. Among them were the relatives of the women and children murdered in November in Sonora, Mexico, allegedly by traffickers.
Relatives of the women and children murdered in November in Sonora, Mexico, are among the leaders of a rally heading to Mexico City. Their goal is to put pressure on the government to stop the violence in the country.
Caravans of thousands of Central American migrants are crossing Mexico on their way to the American Dream. But the Mexican government is trying to stop them and sending many back to their homeland. Is Mexico still honoring its open-door policy to refugees or following instructions from Washington?
Last week, two people died in a school shooting in northern Mexico; one of them was the shooter himself, an 11-year-old student. The investigation is now leading to a possible link between his family and organized crime.
For about a year, Mexico’s presidential airplane has been for sale in California as part of the Mexican government’s austerity plan. But a deal hasn’t been made, and the plane will go back to its homeland.