Category

English

Category

Hundreds of women protesters have taken to the streets in Mexico’s capital demanding justice for rape crimes against two girls at the hands of the police. This march went viral as activists used pink spray and threw glitter as part of their protest.  During the protest, a woman was filmed damaging the Mexico City Attorney General’s office. The video went viral, as well as the message she left explaining her actions: “The damage done to the building installations can be repaired in a day. The life of someone who has been sexually assaulted can never be repaired” Valeria Leon has the details.  https://youtu.be/2pfzqF4dO2o

Hundreds of women embark on protest in Mexico city after accusations surface that police officers raped two teenagers. These demonstrations have become known as the “glitter protests” after marchers earlier this week showered the Mexico city’s police chief in pink glitter. During the march, many expressed outrage over the high levels of violence against women and girls in Mexico. The main hashtag of this movement has become #theydontlookaftermetheyrapeme Journalist Valeria Leon has more from Mexico City. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDY1nFC1IYk

Mexicans have begun to express their concern and dissatisfaction with the growing number of Central American migrants moving through their country. “I spoke to a migrant who told me he had escaped from his country because he killed someone there, and he came to Mexico. So how peacefully will we live here close to a killer?” says Liliana a teacher speaking to TRT World. A recent public opinion survey conducted by the Washington Post and Reforma newspapers suggests 55% of Mexican respondents are in favor of deportation of migrants. Gabriela Hernandez, director of Casa Tochan Refuge blames the backlash against migrants on poor government communication. Mexico was forced to deploy thousands of troops and police at its borders in June and ramped up detentions and deportations, which only cement public sentiment against migrants as unwanted outsiders. In previous years, an estimated 500,000 migrants annually crossed Mexico in search of the “American…

Violence against women has plagued the country, nevertheless Mexican women are now coming forward to confront this crisis by taking matters into their own hands. Mexico has seen a spike in female participation in its youth self-defense course, as more women turn to the sport for strength-building and confidence-boosting.  https://www.univision.com/univision-news/survey-reveals-a-huge-increase-in-violence-against-women-in-mexico-video

A “ Crocodile bride” is baptized in a church and dressed in a white wedding gown to marry the Mayor of the Mexican town of San Pedro Huamelula. Locals call the crocodile “the little princess”, the reptile is believed to be a representation of a goddess. As part of this fertility tradition, which started in 1789, residents accompany the wedding procession through the town with band music. Each year they pay tribute to the reptile bride, they believe this wedding symbolizes the balance between man and nature. https://www.univision.com/univision-news/the-crocodile-bride-the-center-of-an-ancestral-celebration-in-mexico-video

After striking a deal with the US government to prevent bruising tariffs, Mexico has tightened border controls. As a result, citizens of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador heading to America are taking more dangerous routes to cross into the country, to avoid being detained.  An hour away from Mexico City, Tultitlan is a crossroads for freight trains and popular gathering point for migrants. But their numbers have dropped since the government became more stringent in enforcing immigration policies.  Jorge Luis Berrios has encountered eight checkpoints on his way through four Mexican states. After showing his documents, officials let him pass “Mexican authorities have told us to always carry our IDs. If we don’t, they’ll deport us. We have to avoid any sort of trouble while we’re in Mexico, ” Berrios said.” https://youtu.be/rM09y8xo0n0 Officials say that since reaching an agreement with the US to control the influx of migrants through Mexico, deportations have risen 33-percent( “As Mexico cracks down on Central Americans trying to get to the US, Mexican military have begun targeting migrants…

It’s been a year since Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected President, and seven months since he took office. He launched two of his signature programs: scholarships for young people who are out of work and pension plans for people over 65 years old. His austerity plan reduced the wages of highly paid government officials’, and budget cuts were applied in a number of federal ministries. This left many government workers without a job. For economic analyst José Luis de la Cruz these austerity measures might have a negative impact on the country’s growth Lopez Obrador’s agenda shifted after U.S. President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican goods if Mexico couldn’t rapidly reduce the northbound flow of migrants. At the national palace in Mexico City, AMLO holds a daily morning conference allowing reporters to ask questions. But the relationship between Mexico’s President and journalists has been particularly complicated.  FULL STORY: https://www.univision.com/univision-news/amlos-first-anniversary-in-power-how-voters-in-mexico-are-responding-video