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Historic Femicide Trial Gets Underway

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, May 05, 2009

Marking the first time the Organization of American States court has heard a Mexican femicide case, the historic legal proceeding centers on the slayings of three young women who were found with five other female victims in a Ciudad Juarez cotton field in 2001.

swine flu

If Pigs Could Fly: Traveling in the Time of Swine Flu

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, May 04, 2009

One day before the Maoist-led coalition government fell in Nepal, the front page photo in The Himalayan Times, the leading English daily, was of three men wearing white masks. Nepal wasnt sure if its fledgling democratic process was going to implode, but it was determined to keep swine flu out.

Journey into a Paranoid Mexico

El Mensajero, Commentary, Mara Antonieta Meja, Translated by Elena Shore, May 03, 2009

At the height of a swine flu outbreak, Mexicos government and citizens descend into paranoia, during one woman's recent visit to the country.

Drug Cartels Use Women As Gun Runners

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley, May 01, 2009

BELO TV in El Paso, Texas reports on Mexican drug cartels using women as weapons purchasers and smugglers; and the long-time Mexico Bureau Chief of Dallas Morning News describes the dangers he faces covering narcoviolence.

Swine Flu, Border Security and Public Priorities

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Kent Paterson, Apr 29, 2009

New border walls or state-of-the-art cameras didn't stop swine flu from crossing the border.

New Report Reveals Accounts of Torture, Violence by Mexican Army

New America Media, News Report, Apr 27, 2009

The following are three excerpts from the hundreds of testimonies presented to Chihuahuas Human Rights Commission in Ciudad Jurez. Names and other means of identification have been changed at the request of the victims. Lea el informe en espaol

Obama Leaves Mexico Dry

New America Media, News Report, Jos Luis Sierra, Apr 18, 2009

President Obama's visit to Mexico signaled what he called a "new era" in relations between the two countries. But in the border town of Juarez, locals aren't holding their breath.

Obamas Challenge: Free Trade

New America Media, Commentary, Adam Sgrenci, Apr 17, 2009

President Obama needs to break with the failed policies of the Bush administration at the Summit of the Americas, writes the commentator.


Obama Can Solve Illegal ImmigrationBail Out Mexico

New America Media, Commentary, Bill Ong Hing, Apr 16, 2009

At the end of the day, economic investment in Mexico is whats needed to solve the undocumented migration challenge, writes the commentator.

Mexico: The Buzz Over Obama

Frontera NorteSur, News Report, Staff, Apr 16, 2009

The sudden U.S. interest in Mexico stems not so much from love but from the United States' fear that Mexico is a possible threat to national security, according to Mexican academics.

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