La cercanía Ken Salazar con AMLO preocupa en el gobierno de Biden

Altos funcionarios estadounidenses temen que la relación de Ken Salazar con el presidente de México esté resultando contraproducente y pueda ser un retroceso para los intereses de Washington en la región.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #los-angeles-calif, #mexico, #salazar-ken, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Has Biden’s Top Diplomat in Mexico Gone Too Far, Officials Ask?

Administration officials fear that the U.S. ambassador’s cozy relationship with the Mexican president has backfired, and may be setting back American interests in the region.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #los-angeles-calif, #mexico, #salazar-ken, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

More Mexicans Are Migrating to the U.S. After a Decade-Long Drop

The death of at least 53 migrants in Texas, more than half of whom were from Mexico, is testing U.S. efforts to enlist Mexico in deterring migration.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #mexican-americans, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #san-antonio-tex, #texas, #united-states, #veracruz-mexico

Supreme Court Sides With Biden’s Efforts to End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

The program, adopted during the Trump administration, requires some migrants to wait in Mexico while their cases are heard.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Pandemic Health Order Has Contributed to Rise in Border Crossings.

Technically, the border is closed to most migrants under a 2020 order. But the policy, known as Title 42, has had the unintended effect of encouraging people to repeatedly attempt to cross the border.

#immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #texas, #washington-dc

A Chance Encounter Helps Return Sacred Artifacts to an Indigenous Group

The United Nations helped the Yaqui Nation, an Indigenous group in Mexico and the United States, reclaim a deer’s head and other items from a Swedish museum.

#arts-and-antiquities-looting, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #museums, #sonora-mexico, #stockholm-sweden, #sweden, #united-nations

A Caravan of Migrants Is Heading Toward the U.S. Border

Some 6,000 migrants, many of them from Venezuela, set off from southern Mexico last week as leaders from across the Americas met in Los Angeles to discuss issues including migration.

#human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #politics-and-government, #venezuela

Biden to Host Latin American Leaders at Summit in Los Angeles

The president is already the subject of a boycott by some of the region’s most important heads of state, and his agenda is being met with deep skepticism.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #el-salvador, #guatemala, #harris-kamala-d, #honduras, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #latin-america, #los-angeles-calif, #mexico, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Violence in Rural Mexico Ensnares Doctors, Causing Worker Shortages

As criminal organizations control more territory in less-populated regions, health care workers, caught in the crossfire, grow reluctant to work in such places.

#doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #medicine-and-health, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-autonomous-university, #organized-crime, #rural-areas

How Asylum Seekers Cross the Border

The southern border is seeing a historic spike in migrant crossings. Many are coming in hope of asking for asylum, a right that has been unavailable because of pandemic-related restrictions on immigration. A New York Times photographer documented three ways that people cross the border into the United States.

#asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #photography, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #texas

Hurricane Agatha Makes Landfall in Southern Mexico

The storm was the first Category 2 to ever make landfall in the eastern Pacific, and threatened to bring floods and mudslides to the state of Oaxaca.

#hurricane-agatha, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mexico

‘I Want to Reset My Brain’: Female Veterans Turn to Psychedelic Therapy

Traumatized by war and sexual assaults, some U.S. veterans and veterans’ spouses are seeking help in a Mexican clinic that treats depression and addiction with potent hallucinogens like toad poison.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #dr-martin-polanco, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mexico, #nemeroff-charles-b, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

Thousands of Migrants Have Been Waiting for Months to Enter U.S.

People from around the world have been lingering on the border, awaiting the end of pandemic restrictions. Their fate remains one of the Biden administration’s biggest challenges on immigration.

#arizona, #asylum-right-of, #border-patrol-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mayorkas-alejandro, #mexico

An Intimate Look at Mexico’s Indigenous Seri People

The identity of the Seri is integrally tied to their natural environment, which in recent years has been susceptible to an increasing number of existential threats.

#gulf-of-california-mexico, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #mines-and-mining, #solar-energy, #sonoran-desert, #travel-and-vacations, #women-and-girls

Fernanda Melchor Explores the Human Capacity for Violence, and Grace

“Art must leave a wound,” said the author, one of the most celebrated in new Latin American literature.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #hughes-sophie-translator, #melchor-fernanda, #mexico, #violence-media-and-entertainment

Trump Proposed Launching Missiles Into Mexico to ‘Destroy the Drug Labs,’ Esper Says

It is one of the moments in his upcoming memoir that the former defense secretary described as leaving him all but speechless.

#a-sacred-oath-memoirs-of-a-secretary-of-defense-during-extraordinary-times-book, #baghdadi-abu-bakr-al, #defense-department, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #esper-mark-t, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #meadows-mark-r-1959, #mexico, #miller-stephen-1985, #obrien-robert-c-1952, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Roe Inspired Activists Worldwide, Who May Be Rethinking Strategy

Feminist movements in some countries similarly sought abortion protections in their courts, but for others, the goal was legislative change.

#abortion, #argentina, #colombia, #law-and-legislation, #mexico, #poland, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #womens-rights

In Mexico, One Cartel Is Cleared, but Others Storm In

In the state of Michoacán, small drug cartels compete with larger ones for territory, leaving the residents caught in the middle of a brutal turf war.

#avocados, #drug-cartels, #jalisco-new-generation-cartel, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #michoacan-mexico, #tancitaro-mexico

La inquietante desaparición de Debanhi Escobar desata la indignación en México

El caso de la joven de 18 años ha desencadenado una protesta nacional por la incapacidad del gobierno para hacer justicia a las mujeres desaparecidas.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #domestic-violence, #mexico, #monterrey-mexico

A Woman’s Disappearance Sparks Outrage in Mexico Over Gender Violence

The case of Debanhi Escobar, 18, in Monterrey has ignited a national outcry over the government’s failure to deliver justice for missing women.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #domestic-violence, #mexico, #monterrey-mexico

Is Biden’s Immigration Reform Too Little Too Late?

How much of the blame does he deserve, and how much more can he do?

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #debatable, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #mexico, #united-states-politics-and-government

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Repeals Immigration Order

Gov. Greg Abbott said he would reissue the policy, under which all commercial vehicles arriving at the border were inspected, if illegal crossings into Texas increased.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #illegal-immigration, #mexico, #nuevo-leon-mexico, #tamaulipas-mexico, #united-states-politics-and-government

Ukrainians Face New Hurdle at U.S. Border: No Dogs

Federal health guidelines limit the entry of pets from countries like Ukraine with a high incidence of rabies. For some refugees, the rule has been devastating.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #dogs, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #rabies, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #san-ysidro-calif

As Texas Snarls Traffic at Border, Mexican Truckers Form Blockade

New safety inspections are part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s effort to crack down on border smuggling. But industry groups say it is stifling trade.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #delays-transportation, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #pharr-tex, #texas, #trucks-and-trucking

Zipolite es un oasis playero para la comunidad LGBTQ en México. ¿Podrá perdurar?

El pueblo, ubicado en el oeste mexicano, se ha convertido en un refugio para la comunidad queer. Pero, a medida que aumenta su popularidad, algunos temen que el espíritu de la población desaparezca.

#beaches, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations

This Beach in Mexico Is an L.G.B.T.Q. Haven. But Can It Last?

The town of Zipolite in western Mexico has become an oasis for the queer community. But as its popularity has surged, some worry that the town’s spirit is beginning to vanish.

#beaches, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #travel-and-vacations

Mexico Voters Back López Obrador to Stay in Office in Recall Election

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador drew overwhelming support among those who cast ballots, but the recall referendum failed to achieve the required 40 percent threshold to be binding.

#lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #morena-mexican-political-party, #referendums, #sheinbaum-claudia

México va a las urnas en la primera revocación de mandato

La votación tiene el potencial de cambiar el sistema político del país. Pero hay quienes temen que no sea más que un instrumento de propaganda.

#elections, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #referendums

Is Mexico’s Recall Election “Democracy of the Highest Order”?

The vote has the potential to upend the country’s political system. But many fear it will amount to nothing more than a tool for propaganda.

#elections, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #referendums

C.D.C. to Lift Order Restricting Immigration During the Pandemic

The change is to take effect in late May, according to people familiar with the planning, and should restore the right of migrants to request asylum once they cross the border into the United States.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #deportation, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #republican-party, #rio-grande-valley-tex, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Mexico’s New International Airport Is Not Quite Ready for Takeoff

Mexico’s president inaugurated the first of a series of long-promised infrastructure projects — possibly a little too soon.

#airports, #felipe-angeles-international-airport-zumpango-mexico, #infrastructure-public-works, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #morena-mexican-political-party, #politics-and-government, #referendums

The Overlooked Stone Carvers of Escolásticas

A small town in Central Mexico is home to around 200 open-air carving workshops, from which an astonishing array of sculptures continuously emerge.

#art, #mesoamerica, #mexico, #sculpture, #travel-and-vacations

Even Before War, Thousands Were Fleeing Russia for the U.S.

Political activists, L.G.B.T.Q. people and Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia are crossing the southern border from Mexico in greater numbers. More Ukrainians are also heading to the United States.

#asylum-right-of, #california, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #navalny-aleksei-a, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Mexico Soccer Riot Leaves 22 Injured, Querétaro Officials Say

Videos posted on social media showed violent clashes between fans in a stadium in the central city of Querétaro on Saturday.

#atlas-soccer-team, #liga-mx-soccer, #mexico, #soccer

Demetrios Papademetriou, Top Immigration Scholar, Dies at 75

He designed the “Grand Bargain,” an ambitious plan for Mexican immigrants to gain legal status in the U.S., but it collapsed after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

#carnegie-endowment-for-international-peace, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #deaths-obituaries, #grand-bargain, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #migration-policy-institute, #papademetriou-demetrios, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #september-11-2001

Colombia Decriminalizes Abortion, Bolstering Trend Across Region

The court’s decision follows years of organizing by women across Latin America for greater protections and more rights, and significant shifts in the region’s legal landscape.

#abortion, #argentina, #colombia, #latin-america, #mexico, #women-and-girls

U.S. Lifts Temporary Ban on Avocados From Mexico

The ban was issued last week after a U.S. inspector was verbally threatened in the state of Michoacán in Mexico.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #avocados, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mexico, #united-states

Supreme Court to Review ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

The justices agreed to hear the Biden administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that blocked it from rescinding the program.

#appeals-courts-us, #asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #decisions-and-verdicts, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j

Why Are Other Languages Better at Conveying Feelings Than English?

Words that capture an entire culinary experience or mood — such as “utepils,” in Norwegian — are common in other languages. English has a few such words, too.

#english-language, #food, #japan, #language-and-languages, #mexico, #norway, #puzzles

In Mexico, Ornately Painted Churches Enshrine Years of Indigenous Resilience

As Michoacán’s centuries-old chapels undergo restorations, the buildings raise new questions about how architectural conservation should work — and whom such projects are really for.

#architecture, #art, #churches-buildings, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #michoacan-mexico, #restoration-and-renovation

2 Men Sentenced in Sex-Trafficking Ring That Preyed on Teenage Girls

Five members of a family-run operation trafficked girls between Mexico and Queens and pushed them into prostitution.

#human-trafficking, #mexico, #police-department-nyc, #prostitution, #queens-nyc, #ross-allyne-r, #sex-crimes

My Housecleaner Is Sick a Lot. Do I Have to Stick With Her?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what people owe long-term domestic workers.

#cancer, #content-type-service, #disabilities, #ethics-personal, #mexico

Conditions at a GM Plant in Mexico Spur a Labor Challenge

Mexican salaries are low, partly because of unions that collude with employers. Workers at a G.M. factory are challenging that system, testing the labor reforms in the reworked North American trade deal.

#general-motors, #labor-and-jobs, #mexico, #north-american-free-trade-agreement, #organized-labor

The Battle for the World’s Most Powerful Cyberweapon

A Times investigation reveals how Israel reaped diplomatic gains around the world from NSO’s Pegasus spyware — a tool America itself purchased but is now trying to ban.

#apple-inc, #arms-trade, #central-intelligence-agency, #commerce-department, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #djibouti, #drug-enforcement-administration, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #facebook-inc, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #google-inc, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #israel, #justice-department, #khashoggi-jamal, #martinelli-ricardo, #mexico, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #mohammed-bin-zayed, #mossad, #netanyahu-benjamin, #niv-karmi, #nso-group, #omri-lavie, #panama, #privacy, #raytheon-company, #saudi-arabia, #secret-service, #shalev-hulio, #smartphones, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-africa-command, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #washington-post, #wireless-communications

Cases Dismissed, Judges Replaced: Texas Struggles to Prosecute Migrants

More than 2,500 migrants have been arrested on trespassing charges under a program created last year by Gov. Greg Abbott. About 900 are still being held in state prisons.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #immigration-and-emigration, #mexico, #texas, #trespassing

Killing Spree Spurs Outrage Among Journalists in Mexico

The killing of three media workers in less than a month triggered protests in cities across the county this week demanding an end to the violence.

#committee-to-protect-journalists, #freedom-of-the-press, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #morena-mexican-political-party, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #tijuana-mexico

Silvana Estrada Arrives With a Devastating Album About Heartbreak

The Mexican singer-songwriter’s debut solo album, “Marchita,” paints a tender portrait of lost love, putting her voice and her Venezuelan cuatro center stage.

#content-type-personal-profile, #estrada-silvana-1997, #folk-music, #marchita-album, #mexico, #women-and-girls

National Guard Soldiers at Texas Border Describe Hapless Mission

Gov. Greg Abbott deployed thousands of Texas National Guard members to the Texas-Mexico border. But soldiers complain of difficulties and a seemingly rudderless mission.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #border-patrol-us, #illegal-immigration, #mexico, #national-guard, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #texas, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Mexico Is Buying a Texas Oil Refinery in a Quest for Energy Independence

President López Obrador wants to halt most oil exports and imports of gasoline and other fuels. Critics say he is reneging on Mexico’s climate change commitments.

#air-pollution, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #deer-park-tex, #foreign-investments, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mexico, #nationalization-of-industry, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pemex, #pena-nieto-enrique, #politics-and-government, #production, #refineries, #texas, #united-states

Leftists Are Ascendant in Latin America as Key Elections Loom

Growing inequality and sputtering economies have helped fuel a wave of leftist victories that may soon extend to Brazil and Colombia.

#arce-luis, #argentina, #bolivia, #boric-gabriel, #brazil, #castillo-pedro-1969, #castro-xiomara, #colombia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #honduras, #income-inequality, #mexico, #peru, #politics-and-government, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy