Politics and Security

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:02
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, embroiled along with his wife and finance minister in a scandal over homes bought from and financed by a government contractor, plans no mea culpa, his spokesman said on Tuesday, dismissing any conflict of interest.
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 06:23
Amid a deepening political crisis, international pressure and violent domestic unrest, Haiti’s prime minister announced his resignation Sunday, possibly clearing the way for overdue elections.
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 06:37
President Enrique Peña Nieto has visited the tumultuous southern state of Guerrero for the first time since 43 college students disappeared there more than two months ago, provoking the greatest crisis of his presidency.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 07:55

Please join the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a hearing on aid delivery and development strategies for long-term capacity building in Haiti.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 06:44
Just nine months after Peña Nieto appeared on the cover of Time magazine with the headline “Saving Mexico,” scandals and crises have pushed his approval rating down to around 40 percent.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 22:25
An anti-government protest in Haiti’s capital became violent as three people were apparently shot in a volatile neighborhood.
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 06:50
Shot, burned in a garbage dump and thrown into a muddy river in black plastic bags. That was the fate of the 43 missing student teachers, known as normalistas in Spanish, who vanished on September 26, 2014, according to Mexico's federal attorney general on November 7.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 21:53
La Secretaria de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena) informó la noche de este jueves su decisión de aceptar la Recomendación No. 51/2014 de la Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CNDH).
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 21:48
Un tribunal mexicano sobreseyó el amparo promovido por José Luis Abarca, presunto autor intelectual de la desaparición de 43 estudiantes, quien buscaba protección judicial.
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 08:11
Student protesters in rural Mexico have long dealt with heavy-handed police officers. But on the black night of Sept. 26, students who attended a rural teachers’ college realized they were facing a far worse menace in this southern city. Not only were police officers shooting haphazardly at them, killing three students and several passers-by; shady gunmen were also firing from the sidelines.