An old, familiar face is joining thousands of migrants trying to cross into the US to seek asylum: Mexicans. A rising number of Mexican citizens are fleeing states slammed by violence
In the eight months since the Trump administration began implementing its euphemistically named Migrant Protection Protocols, the government has returned more than 35,000 asylum seekers
Mexico says it has complied with a 90-day deadline from the US to reduce the flow of migrants through its territory. Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard is to give a final report
A flood of people, a rise in murders, a dearth of energy. Three big crises face Mexico today. How it resolves these challenges will reverberate far beyond its borders. The US, which has played a part in creating some of these problems, should be part of their solution. Migration is the crisis with the highest
The long read about Mexico and the immigration crises at the border sheds a lot of light on several issues and situations which the media fails to report. The focus on the media is “migrant crises” at the US-Mexico border. The author states that hundreds of thousands of Central Americans have passed through Mexico in the last five years,
Overall, just over half of the deaths this year — 259 — were caused by drowning, such as through shipwrecks in the Caribbean or failed river crossings. About 65 were from highway crashes, and around 20 each on railroad routes, from dehydration or exposure, violence including homicide, and sickness or lack of medical care.
Mexico’s central bank (CB) has hinted that further monetary policy easing could be on the way. The bank cut its key lending rate on Thursday for the first time since June 2014, citing slowing inflation and increasing slack in the economy.
When the image of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy, rattled collective human conscience and made global headlines after he drowned on Sept.2, 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea, it was expected that the approach of governments and people towards refugees and migrants would turn more humane.
Along rivers prone to overflowing, people sometimes talk of preparing for a 100-year flood — a dangerous surge of muddy, debris-filled water so overwhelming it comes only once a century. In our political world, we are now seeing a 100-year flood of toxic speech and attitudes. The sludge washing ashore
Last week, President Trump threatened to shut down the “border, or large sections of the border” unless Mexico stops “all illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern border.” This comes on the heels of $1 billion in Pentagon funding for new wall construction, all on top of the 600 miles of fencing on the US-Mexico border that stands already — a product of the 2006 Secure Fence Act.