Corruption reigns in Mexico’s prisons

The notoriously crooked system extorts bribes from prisoners' friends and families to ensure they receive even the most basic services.
Dec 6, 2017

Mexico City Day of the Dead parade honors earthquake victims, rescuers

Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans gather in the wake of two devastating earthquakes to celebrate Día de Muertos with colorful costumes and parade floats.
Oct 31, 2017

Mexican shoppers flock to modern malls as middle-class credit grows

Traditional markets were once mainstays of Mexican social and economic life, but shopping malls with chain stores and restaurants are on the rise.
Sep 7, 2017

Mexica celebration ushers in paquini yancuic xihuitl (happy new year)

This Mexica new year leaves behind tecaptl, the year of the flint knife, and ushers in calli, the year of the house.
Mar 20, 2017

Pangea Giving: Funding Social Justice Around the World

Unlike many large institutional donors, Pangea Giving does not come with its own silver bullet agenda, but rather listens to and supports what communities say they need.
Mar 10, 2017
Wind farms on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca state. (Photo from Wikipedia)

Indigenous people confront the energy industry, from Oaxaca to Standing Rock

Multinational energy corporations have built wind farms to meet Mexico’s “green” energy goals. But indigenous communities whose land they're on aren't getting a say.
Dec 14, 2016

Mexican program offers bus money for public service

High school students, older residents and the disabled can exchange four hours of service a month for bus rides in some Nuevo León cities.
Oct 5, 2016
The author, left, with her great aunt Aucencia Lagunas Aguilar and great uncle Pedro Mansevo in their home in Taxco, Guerrero. (Courtesy photo)

Undocumented students go “back home” to Mexico for the first time

A group of undocumented youth used an obscure legal process called advanced parole to travel back to Mexico and meet family members for the first time.
Sep 21, 2016

Victims of violence in Mexico get help from unique university program

Academic program offers victims' families legal and mental health help, and in some cases publicity to pressure the government to investigate crimes.
Sep 20, 2016

Hispanic backers move away from Trump after immigration speech

Some Hispanic conservatives are reconsidering their support of Trump after he delivered a speech on immigration Wednesday.
Sep 1, 2016
Cilviana Hernandez (second from left) grew up in a Skagit Valley migrant farmworker family. Now she's part of the film "Every Row a Path" that details the challenges of migrant youth trying to balance work and education. (Photo courtesy Janice Blackmore)

Farmworker filmmakers put Skagit Valley migrant life on screen

The film “Every Row a Path,” which screens in Seattle this weekend, shows the challenges of growing up in the fields as a migrant farmworker.
Jun 24, 2016

Afro-Mexicans still struggle for recognition in Mexico

The cultural, economic and social contributions of Africans and their descendants in Mexico have gone unappreciated.
Jun 22, 2016

Chicago immigrant claims U.S. retaliated over her activism

Ireri Unzueta, who was denied DACA renewal, says she worries other students who speak up about immigration issues could be targeted.
May 25, 2016

Once just a transit point, Mexico becoming home to refugees

For some people seeking refuge or asylum from their countries of origin, Mexico has become not just a stop on the way to the U.S., but a permanent home.
May 24, 2016
Jenny Chen, a resident of Wallingford, has gone missing while backpacking in Mexico. Here, Chen is seen while traveling in Puebla, Mexico, in March. (Courtesy of Jonathan Reinhard)

What do you do when a loved one goes missing abroad?

Frustration with uncooperative embassies and local police are common when Americans go missing abroad.
May 20, 2016

Seattle woman reported missing during solo Mexico backpack trip

Jenny Chen, 26, was backpacking in Mexico for several weeks. Her friends last heard from her April 11, her husband says.
Apr 27, 2016

Now free, Nestora Salgado continues her fight against corruption in Mexico

Nestora Salgado is now a free woman, but that doesn't mean her fight is over. She says she intends to continue to fight corruption in Mexico.
Apr 25, 2016

Update: Community police leader Nestora Salgado released from Mexican prison

Renton grandmother and Mexican community police force leader Nestora Salgado had been jailed for two and a half years awaiting trial on kidnapping charges.
Mar 17, 2016

UN rules Nestora Salgado illegally detained in Mexico

Supporters of Nestora Salgado, a U.S. citizen who organized a community police force, are urging the U.S. government to press Mexico for her freedom.
Feb 9, 2016

Artist Ernesto Ybarra bridges cultures for “In Between Worlds”

Ernesto Ybarra's art shows influences from his upbringing in Minnesota and his Mesoamerican roots.
Jan 6, 2016