Among the hundreds of cases of missing Mexicans documented by a Human Rights Watch report is the one of the 10 missing hunters from Guanajuato. Two years after the group vanished while on a hunting trip, their families are still waiting for answers.
Many Mexican migrants are leaving the US and returning to Mexico. Their children often speak better English than Spanish. So back in Mexican schools, many struggle. In order to help these kids, some teachers in Mexico are now learning English.
The town of Silao, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, has seen its manufacturing base grow under NAFTA. General Motors built a plant there soon after NAFTA came into effect, and the plant is still running strong.
Mexican President Felipe Calderón officially leaves office this Saturday, heading off to teach at Harvard. Most will remember Calderon’s six-year term for his violent war on drugs. More than 50,000 were killed in drug-related violence. Reducing violence will be a top issue facing incoming president, Enrique Peña Nieto.
MC Enfermo is a rapper from Sinaloa, the home state of one of Mexico’s fiercest drug cartels. He raps about the drug culture, and why it’s bad for young people in his community.
The student movement “Yo Soy 132″ is asking for greater transparency in the presidential election vote count.
The third installment in our series on Mexican voters and what they want ahead of Sunday’s presidential election. Reporter Myles Estey profiles a Mexico City entrepeneur who favors a return to power of the PRI, the party that ran Mexico from 1929 to 2000.
Our series on Mexican voters continues, with reporter Myles Estey’s profile of a young Mexico City resident who supports the only woman among the major party candidates, Josefina Vazquez Mota of the ruling PAN. Olga Velazquez says she wants to see a continuation of the PAN’s leadership.
Mexico holds its presidential election next Sunday. The main issues are the rampant violence associated with the drug war, and whether the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) returns to power. The PRI ruled Mexico for many decades, before being ousted by the current ruling National Action Party (PAN). Reporter Myles Estey profiles one Mexican voter who thinks the PRI and the PAN have had their chances and failed.
Myles Estey reports from Mexico City on the “I Am 132″ student protest movement. Its goal is to speak out against a return to power of the PRI, the party that ruled Mexico for more than 70 years.
As Mexico plunges further into its war against drugs, death tolls have climbed above 40,000. Increasingly, the military has been called upon to keep order in the most dangerous locations.
A youth program in Guatemala City reaches out to at-risk kids before they become involved in gang violence.