Tag Archives: Guerrero

Searching for Mexico’s drug war ‘disappeared’

By Tom Bateman-Today programme Photos of missing people on a wall outside the mortuary in Acapulco With thousands of people missing after six years of murderous violence linked to Mexico’s drugs cartels, families say they want more done to find … Continue reading

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A Deadly Syndrome Stalks the Mexican Elections

Call it the Michoacan Plus Syndrome. Exposed during last fall’s elections in the Mexican state of Michoacan,  kidnappings and other crimes against actual or potential political candidates are now surfacing in Mexico’s state and federal elections scheduled for July 1.  … Continue reading

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Preparing Mexico’s 2012 Elections

  As Mexico’s political season rapidly unfolds, attention is focused on the candidates and their political parties. But underneath the glare of the media spotlight, the nuts-and-bolts work of organizing the July 1 elections is quietly taking place without much … Continue reading

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Fewer but Deadlier Border Crossings

Migrant crossings and Border Patrol apprehensions of undocumented immigrants might be sharply down, but attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border without the proper papers could be a much deadlier proposition than in the past.  Mexican consular reports reveal that while 369 Mexican … Continue reading

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MEXICO’S INDIGNADOS

Like young people the world over, Mexican youth taking to the streets in demand of jobs, education and a new economic order. This past week, thousands of Mexican students staged demonstrations for a better future in the Pacific coast states of Nayarit, Colima and Guerrero.  … Continue reading

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Acapulco: 1967-2011

In 1967, the Mexican resort of Acapulco was shining in all its splendor and glory. Showered in fame and fortune,  Acapulco was the playground of Hollywood stars and a must-shoot for Mexican filmmakers.  Enjoying a reputation as a peaceful but … Continue reading

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Cocaine Kids

On a hill overlooking Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Lesly Narvaez Castanon and her staff wage a struggle against substance abuse. Opened in 2005, the government-supported Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo Youth Integration Center(CIJ) became the first drug prevention and treatment center to serve this Pacific Coast … Continue reading

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