Four Mexican Journalists Killed in First Four Weeks of 2022

A recent uptick of violence against journalists in Mexico has helped solidify its status as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, reports The Guardian. The January 31 murder of Roberto Toledo, a videographer for the news website Monitor Michoacan, was the final straw that sparked protests across the country from journalists, advocating for more protection, adds The New York Times.

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Mexican Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion

Mexico’s Supreme Court has passed a historic adjudication allowing pregnant women to decide their own reproductive destiny without having to face criminal prosecution. According to Jacobin, the court deemed it was unconstitutional for the state of Coahuila to penalize women for performing a voluntary abortion, an action that previously could have led to up to 3 years in prison.

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Violence Erupts in Mexico on International Women’s Day

Thousands of women took to the streets in Mexico City -some carrying their children and others bats and hammers- to protest the rising violence against women in Mexico, on March 8 which marked the International Women’s Day. The march was stimulated by public outrage over  the actions of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, commonly known as AMLO, who many see as out of touch. Lopez Obrador was heavily criticized for his continuous support of the candidate for governor of Guerrero, Felix Salgado Macedonio, who had been accused of rape on two occasions.

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Mexico Grapples with Resurgent Sinaloa Cartel

Two incidents – one a siege and the other a massacre – propelled Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel to the limelight this month. The cartel, one of the largest and most influential in Mexico, deals in everything from the deadly opiate fentanyl to marijuana and is one of the main actors in the U.S.-Mexico drug trade. 

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Focus on Walls: United States

A wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has been a pillar of President Donald Trump’s campaign and administration since inception. His vision of the wall would span 1,900 miles of land, supported by natural barriers and border patrol, and would cost any wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has been a pillar of President Donald Trump’s campaign and administration since inception

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