In Mexico, what happens when a miscarriage is treated as a crime?

A recent study found that at least 4,118 women in Mexico had been charged with the crime of abortion between 2000 and 2017.
May 15, 2019

Chef in Mexico seeks to instill taste for indigenous cuisine

Claudia Ruiz Santiz, whose family is part of the Tsotsil population, recreates recipes from her grandmother’s kitchen at Kokonó, her restaurant in Chiapas.
Apr 25, 2019

Mexican football player with visual impairment finds new future in sport

After injuring his eye, a Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, a major opportunity has given him a new purpose.
Apr 1, 2019

Seattle supporters of Latino films excited by Alfonso Cuarón’s Oscar win

Five out of the past six Best Director Academy Awards have gone to Mexican filmmakers, including Alfonso Cuarón, who directed "Roma."
Mar 5, 2019

More women join Mexico City’s police force

The number of women in the police is growing slowly but consistently. In 2015, there were about 18,400 women across all police sectors in Mexico City. By the time that 2016 census figures were published, there were about 19,000 women in the police force.
Nov 30, 2018

Reuniting with mom and dad in the United States

Jorge Juares and his family took different paths to get to the United States.
Jan 4, 2018

Cooking from scratch: an immigrant’s journey in the food truck industry

Artemio Coria Díaz built El Cabrito Oaxaca, now a popular hot spot, from one cutting board, a tray to hold change, a 25-foot van and hard work.
Dec 28, 2017

Native Mexican corn growers advocate local crops over global imports

Women in southern Mexico support each other in growing corn and making corn-based foods, shielding the staple crop from the volatile global economy.
Dec 27, 2017

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