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Ambulante Border Series

September 8, 2012

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“Ambulante Border Series will consist of a series of screenings followed by panels that will highlight three of the most relevant issues affecting the bilateral relations between Mexico and its Central American and North American neighbors: arms trafficking and gun control policy, freedom of expression and migration. Saturday, September 8th WHERE: Institute of the Americas […]

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Director of Battered Women’s Shelter Charged With Human Trafficking

October 20, 2011

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MEXICO.— The director of a local battered women’s shelter, Mujeres Unidas contra la Violencia (Women United Against Violence), in Ciudad Juarez has been arrested on charges of human trafficking. Soledad Griensen Porras was arrested on Monday after a woman living at the shelter reported being abused to police officer passing by the building. “Our officers […]

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Mexican Editor Decapitated for Using Social Media Networks to Report on Drug Cartel Violence

October 4, 2011

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MEXICO.— Mexican authorities have confirmed the death of the editor of a Nuevo Laredo newspaper. The body of Maria Elizabeth Macias Castro, the editor-in-chief of Primera Hora, was found decapitated next to a statue of Christopher Columbus in Nuevo Laredo with a message attacking the use of social media to report drug cartel violence. The message […]

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UCSD Holds Talk: Presidential Leadership and Democratization in México and Brazil

May 22, 2011

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SAN DIEGO.– UCSD’s Political science department  host speaker José Luis Méndez Martínez to discuss Presidential leadership and democracy in Mexico and Brazil. José Luis Méndez Martínez holds  a B.A. in International Relations from El Colegio de México as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a Fulbright Scholar in […]

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“Appearing and Disappearing Bodies” Lecture with Claudio Lomnitz at UC Irvine

May 10, 2011

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IRVINE, Ca.– On May 11, 2011, the Spanish and Portuguese Department at UC Irvine present Columbia professor of Anthropology, Claudio Lomnitz. Claudio Lomnitz works on culture and politics in Mexico and the Americas. He has published several books on the ideology, culture and politics of Mexico. The presentation focuses on the appearance and disappearance of […]

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Indigenous Community Members of Cherán Killed in Michoacan, Mexico

May 6, 2011

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DRAFTED BY: Ashly Bloxon MICHOACAN, Mx.– For several years an armed gang with links to the drug cartel in Michoacan has abducted and killed members of the indigenous Purépecha community of Cherán. As further injury has carried out incessant illegal logging on the community’s land. These criminal gangs operate with the complicity with the local police and authorities. […]

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