Latin American migration

Seeking greener pastures

The Mexican diaspora is the second largest in the world. Few opportunities, poverty and increasing crime are prompting Mexicans to leave

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Mexico needs opportunities, not violence

Mexico had high expectations of the present government’s promise to curb crime and improve security. With crime rates high and prosecution rates low, confidence in the state and its institutions is now waning further


Mexico’s racial divide

Mexico’s ideology of mestizaje, or racial mixing, obscures ingrained racism

Gender relations

Unequal opportunities

Though the law forbids discrimination in Mexico, the road to gender equity remains long

Immigration to the United States

A journey fraught with danger

Contradictory migration policies of the United States and Mexico


World famous as a result of social engagement

Mexican corporate giant Cemex is determined to supply low-income customers with building materials

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Making fun of gender stereotypes

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Organised crime

“A deal with death”

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The strongest drug cartel wins

Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel

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