Posts Tagged: Mexico

“Right now we’re just leaving, later on we’ll see how to live”: The Migration Crisis in Central America Turned Humanitarian Crisis

By: Diana Sandoval, Sharon Giang, Rachel Hinojosa, Jose Ballesteros Immigration is an international issue facing countries with weak capacities to deal with the large influx of people. Specifically, Central American immigration into Mexico and the United States has grown drastically

“Right now we’re just leaving, later on we’ll see how to live”: The Migration Crisis in Central America Turned Humanitarian Crisis

By: Diana Sandoval, Sharon Giang, Rachel Hinojosa, Jose Ballesteros Immigration is an international issue facing countries with weak capacities to deal with the large influx of people. Specifically, Central American immigration into Mexico and the United States has grown drastically

Mexico’s War on Journalism

By Eliana Carter, Vijay Mittal, and Preston Moore Looking up from the phone screen on the walk home, it becomes apparent that you have a tail. Seeing a hand move inside of the trench coat, the outline of a weapon

Mexico’s War on Journalism

By Eliana Carter, Vijay Mittal, and Preston Moore Looking up from the phone screen on the walk home, it becomes apparent that you have a tail. Seeing a hand move inside of the trench coat, the outline of a weapon

Femicide In The Country of Mexico

By: Adamaris Gallo, Andrea Cabezas, and Eric Garnica Femicide is defined as: “the extreme and ultimate manifestation of existing forms of violence against women in patriarchal societies. Crimes of this kind reinforce the idea that women are sexual objects and

Femicide In The Country of Mexico

By: Adamaris Gallo, Andrea Cabezas, and Eric Garnica Femicide is defined as: “the extreme and ultimate manifestation of existing forms of violence against women in patriarchal societies. Crimes of this kind reinforce the idea that women are sexual objects and

The Constant Escalation of Drug Related Violence in Mexico

By Daniel Farinha and Edgar Alvarez-Rosa On December 11th of 2006 the Mexican president Felipe Calderon announced that he would begin a war against drugs by aiming to disband the world’s most powerful and dangerous cartels. Just three years after

The Constant Escalation of Drug Related Violence in Mexico

By Daniel Farinha and Edgar Alvarez-Rosa On December 11th of 2006 the Mexican president Felipe Calderon announced that he would begin a war against drugs by aiming to disband the world’s most powerful and dangerous cartels. Just three years after

The Suppression of Freedom of Speech, Press, and Media: The Case of Mexican Journalists in the 21st Century

By Angel Cardoza, Mysee Xiong, Krista Keplinger, Shaylene Fischmann …“we must not be silent, we must continue to write. Silence is an act of death and complicity.” — Jesús Javier Valdez Cárdenas Over time, freedom of press and speech in

The Suppression of Freedom of Speech, Press, and Media: The Case of Mexican Journalists in the 21st Century

By Angel Cardoza, Mysee Xiong, Krista Keplinger, Shaylene Fischmann …“we must not be silent, we must continue to write. Silence is an act of death and complicity.” — Jesús Javier Valdez Cárdenas Over time, freedom of press and speech in

Central American Migrant Experiences Through Mexico

Anastasie Lenoir, Katrina Manrique, Sarah Mayorga, & Nicole Rapista In 2017-2018, the caravana migrante, or migrant caravan, composed of Central American migrants fleeing violence, political repression, and economic instability, started to make its way from the Northern Triangle through the

Central American Migrant Experiences Through Mexico

Anastasie Lenoir, Katrina Manrique, Sarah Mayorga, & Nicole Rapista In 2017-2018, the caravana migrante, or migrant caravan, composed of Central American migrants fleeing violence, political repression, and economic instability, started to make its way from the Northern Triangle through the

Thompson, Amy, Rebecca Maria Torres, Kate Swanson, Sarah A. Blue, Óscar Misael Hernández Hernández. “Re-conceptualising agency in migrant children from Central America and Mexico.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 45:2 (2017) :235-252.

It is a fact that children migrate from their countries of origin to the United States unaccompanied—their age, however, places yet another barrier to overcome. In the United States there is the idea that children may not inherently have agency,

Thompson, Amy, Rebecca Maria Torres, Kate Swanson, Sarah A. Blue, Óscar Misael Hernández Hernández. “Re-conceptualising agency in migrant children from Central America and Mexico.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 45:2 (2017) :235-252.

It is a fact that children migrate from their countries of origin to the United States unaccompanied—their age, however, places yet another barrier to overcome. In the United States there is the idea that children may not inherently have agency,

Santamaria, Gema, and David Carey Jr. Violence and Crime in Latin America Representations and Politics. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

The book is divided into three sections, part I is about “Extralegal violence and its justifications,” Part II talks about “Constructing crime,” and lastly part III discusses “The politics of making violence visible.” Although the book is divided into sections

Santamaria, Gema, and David Carey Jr. Violence and Crime in Latin America Representations and Politics. University of Oklahoma Press, 2017.

The book is divided into three sections, part I is about “Extralegal violence and its justifications,” Part II talks about “Constructing crime,” and lastly part III discusses “The politics of making violence visible.” Although the book is divided into sections

Bartman, Jos Midas. “Murder in Mexico: Are Journalists Victims of General Violence or Targeted Political Violence?” Democratization 25, no. 7 (Mar. 2018): 1093-1113.

Image Context: Ruben Espinosa had sought refuge in the capital after receiving numerous threats when his photographs were used in various articles that criticized the governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte de Ochoa, in 2015. The author Jos Midas Bartman uses

Bartman, Jos Midas. “Murder in Mexico: Are Journalists Victims of General Violence or Targeted Political Violence?” Democratization 25, no. 7 (Mar. 2018): 1093-1113.

Image Context: Ruben Espinosa had sought refuge in the capital after receiving numerous threats when his photographs were used in various articles that criticized the governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte de Ochoa, in 2015. The author Jos Midas Bartman uses

Bejarano, Cynthia L. “Memory of Struggle in Ciudad Juárez: Mothers’ Resistance and Transborder Activism in the Case of the Campo Algodonero.” Aztlán. 38, no. 1 (2013): 189-204.

The Author, Cynthia Bejarano, recalls on the tragedy that was the Campo Algodonero case of 2001 where the bodies of eight girls were found and how this case played an important role in the justice for femicides and the feminicidal

Bejarano, Cynthia L. “Memory of Struggle in Ciudad Juárez: Mothers’ Resistance and Transborder Activism in the Case of the Campo Algodonero.” Aztlán. 38, no. 1 (2013): 189-204.

The Author, Cynthia Bejarano, recalls on the tragedy that was the Campo Algodonero case of 2001 where the bodies of eight girls were found and how this case played an important role in the justice for femicides and the feminicidal

Muñoz, Perla Barbosa B., and Jerjes Izcoatl Aguirre I Ochoa. “Human Rights and Central American Migrants in Mexico: A Judicial Perspective.” Asian Social Science 10, no. 13 (2014): 263-70.

Image Caption: Alcides Padilla, from Honduras, wakes up at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Abd, Rodrigo / Associated Press Photo) I chose the featured image because it personifies the current conditions of Central American

Muñoz, Perla Barbosa B., and Jerjes Izcoatl Aguirre I Ochoa. “Human Rights and Central American Migrants in Mexico: A Judicial Perspective.” Asian Social Science 10, no. 13 (2014): 263-70.

Image Caption: Alcides Padilla, from Honduras, wakes up at the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Abd, Rodrigo / Associated Press Photo) I chose the featured image because it personifies the current conditions of Central American

Laura Carlsen, Mexico’s False Dilemma: Human Rights or Security, 10 NW. J. HUM. RTS. 146 (2012).

Carlsen’s article focuses on the execution of the war on drugs by the Mexican Government and the use of the army to fight it. There have been thousands of people that have died because of the war on drugs and

Laura Carlsen, Mexico’s False Dilemma: Human Rights or Security, 10 NW. J. HUM. RTS. 146 (2012).

Carlsen’s article focuses on the execution of the war on drugs by the Mexican Government and the use of the army to fight it. There have been thousands of people that have died because of the war on drugs and

Basok, Tanya and Martha L. Rojas Wiesner. “Precarious Legality: Regularizing Central American Migrants in Mexico.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 41, no. 7 (2017): 1274-1293

The author discusses how changes in immigration laws and policies may affect the Central American migrant flow traveling through and/or to Mexico. The article specifically examines regularization programmes in Mexico before and after the 2011 Migration Law that allow undocumented

Basok, Tanya and Martha L. Rojas Wiesner. “Precarious Legality: Regularizing Central American Migrants in Mexico.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 41, no. 7 (2017): 1274-1293

The author discusses how changes in immigration laws and policies may affect the Central American migrant flow traveling through and/or to Mexico. The article specifically examines regularization programmes in Mexico before and after the 2011 Migration Law that allow undocumented

Tetreault, Darcy. “Social Environmental Mining Conflicts in Mexico.” Latin American Perspectives 42, no. 5 (2015): 48-66. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24574867.

The author, Darcy Tetreault, explains how modernity and neoliberal reform/policy in Mexico have led to environmental injustice for several indigenous groups and communities. Global demand for metals, petroleum, and agricultural products, paired with global consumerism of the wealthy and middle class,

Tetreault, Darcy. “Social Environmental Mining Conflicts in Mexico.” Latin American Perspectives 42, no. 5 (2015): 48-66. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24574867.

The author, Darcy Tetreault, explains how modernity and neoliberal reform/policy in Mexico have led to environmental injustice for several indigenous groups and communities. Global demand for metals, petroleum, and agricultural products, paired with global consumerism of the wealthy and middle class,

U.S. Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Violence against Journalists in Mexico: In Brief, by Seelke, Clare Ribando. R45199. 17 May 2018, accessed: 22 January 2019.

Over the past two decades, Mexico has seen consistent increases in the frequency and intensity of violence targeting journalists (periodistas). The author establishes that targeted violence against the community has increased, with relative impunity. Relative impunity has been made possible

U.S. Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Violence against Journalists in Mexico: In Brief, by Seelke, Clare Ribando. R45199. 17 May 2018, accessed: 22 January 2019.

Over the past two decades, Mexico has seen consistent increases in the frequency and intensity of violence targeting journalists (periodistas). The author establishes that targeted violence against the community has increased, with relative impunity. Relative impunity has been made possible

Brambila, J. A. “Forced Silence: Determinants of Journalist Killings in Mexico’s States, 2010–2015.” Journal of Information Policy 7 (2017): 297-326. doi:10.5325/jinfopoli.7.2017.0297.

J. A. Brambila documents and provides statical data about the country of Mexico and the mass killings of journalist throughout the country. For the author’s first main point he specifies the relationship of journalist their risk of being murdered and

Brambila, J. A. “Forced Silence: Determinants of Journalist Killings in Mexico’s States, 2010–2015.” Journal of Information Policy 7 (2017): 297-326. doi:10.5325/jinfopoli.7.2017.0297.

J. A. Brambila documents and provides statical data about the country of Mexico and the mass killings of journalist throughout the country. For the author’s first main point he specifies the relationship of journalist their risk of being murdered and

Economic Inequality

Esquivel, Gerardo. “Concentration of Economic and Political Power” Extreme Inequality in Mexico. Oxfam Report. (June 2015): 5-39

In this Oxfam report by Gerardo Esquivel Hernandez, it shows how Mexico continues on being one of the most economically inefficient countries in the world. The most important factors that hinder economic growth and increase economic inequality are the wage

Economic Inequality

Esquivel, Gerardo. “Concentration of Economic and Political Power” Extreme Inequality in Mexico. Oxfam Report. (June 2015): 5-39

In this Oxfam report by Gerardo Esquivel Hernandez, it shows how Mexico continues on being one of the most economically inefficient countries in the world. The most important factors that hinder economic growth and increase economic inequality are the wage

Torres-Ruiz, Antonio. “HIV/AIDS AND SEXUAL MINORITIES IN MEXICO: A Globalized Struggle for the Protection of Human Rights.” Latin American Research Review 46, no. 1 (2011): 30-53.

An activist holds a rainbow flag during a protest by the LGBT community against violence against transgenders outside Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Mexico, November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Torres-Ruiz, Antonio. “HIV/AIDS AND SEXUAL MINORITIES IN MEXICO: A Globalized Struggle for the Protection of Human Rights.” Latin American Research Review 46, no. 1 (2011): 30-53.

An activist holds a rainbow flag during a protest by the LGBT community against violence against transgenders outside Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Mexico, November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Radonic, Lucero. “Environmental Violence, Water Rights, and (Un) Due Process in Northwestern Mexico.” Latin American Perspectives 42, no. 5 (2015): 27-47.

The author focuses on a case study involving the Yaqui Tribe in Sonora, Mexico to demonstrate that modern-day water rights struggles are not physically violent but are still a form of environmental violence and an erasure of indigenous human rights

Radonic, Lucero. “Environmental Violence, Water Rights, and (Un) Due Process in Northwestern Mexico.” Latin American Perspectives 42, no. 5 (2015): 27-47.

The author focuses on a case study involving the Yaqui Tribe in Sonora, Mexico to demonstrate that modern-day water rights struggles are not physically violent but are still a form of environmental violence and an erasure of indigenous human rights

Examination of the Street Children of Mexico: A Look into Who They Are, What They Do, and How They Connect to the World and to Human Rights.F

Street children in UNICEF’s most recent definition is describes street children as  as “any girl or boy… for whom the street (in the widest sense of the word, including unoccupied dwellings, wasteland, etc.) has become his or her habitual abode

Examination of the Street Children of Mexico: A Look into Who They Are, What They Do, and How They Connect to the World and to Human Rights.F

Street children in UNICEF’s most recent definition is describes street children as  as “any girl or boy… for whom the street (in the widest sense of the word, including unoccupied dwellings, wasteland, etc.) has become his or her habitual abode

Maquiladoras, Misogyny, and Migration: Exploring Femicide in Ciudad Juárez

This dossier is examining the multiple components that contribute to the proliferation of femicide, as well as the actions being taken to curb it.

Maquiladoras, Misogyny, and Migration: Exploring Femicide in Ciudad Juárez

This dossier is examining the multiple components that contribute to the proliferation of femicide, as well as the actions being taken to curb it.

Sex Trafficking in Mexico: A Human Rights Violation and Humanitarian Crisis

Many immigrants from Mexico dream of moving to the United States where they will be able to obtain a job, earn a paycheck, and support their families. Due to the fact that working as an undocumented immigrant is not unheard

Sex Trafficking in Mexico: A Human Rights Violation and Humanitarian Crisis

Many immigrants from Mexico dream of moving to the United States where they will be able to obtain a job, earn a paycheck, and support their families. Due to the fact that working as an undocumented immigrant is not unheard

Kids of the Street “Domínguez, Mario, Martha Romero, and Griselda Paul. “Los “Niños Callejeros”: Una vision de sí mismos vinculada al uso de las drogas.” Salud Mental 23, no. 3 (2000): 20-28.”

“Ninos de la calle” “Kids of the street” these are street kids that reside in the streets due to social conditions that prevail in Mexico City. This work is an approximation to the living conditions that these kids go through

Kids of the Street “Domínguez, Mario, Martha Romero, and Griselda Paul. “Los “Niños Callejeros”: Una vision de sí mismos vinculada al uso de las drogas.” Salud Mental 23, no. 3 (2000): 20-28.”

“Ninos de la calle” “Kids of the street” these are street kids that reside in the streets due to social conditions that prevail in Mexico City. This work is an approximation to the living conditions that these kids go through