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Why migrants who speak indigenous languages slip through cracks in US schools
Many students end up in special education classrooms as schools lack infrastructure and have few, if any, translators Looking back on her first day of high school in New York, Elisa, 18, can now laugh about it. But on that day, she was nervous. She and her dad navigated the New York subway to get her to class, but they could barely read the maps and were unable to ask anyone for help.
10 hrs ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret
A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world - and overwhelms the poorest nationsThis week we're exploring plastic pollution as part of our six-month Toxic America series. Please support this journalism and help us hit our $150,000 goal. What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According to promotional materials from America's plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new.
1 day ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret
A Guardian report from 11 countries tracks how US waste makes its way across the world - and overwhelms the poorest nationsThis week we're exploring plastic pollution as part of our six-month Toxic America series. Please support this journalism and help us hit our $150,000 goal. What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According to promotional materials from America's plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new.
1 day ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Up to four avocado trucks stolen in Mexican state every day
Packers and exporters took out newspaper adverts to decry situation in Michoacn, a battleground for warring crime factions Up to four trucks carrying avocados are stolen every day in the violent Mexican state of Michoacn, as organized crime groups seek to take advantage of consumers' seemingly insatiable appetite for the fruit. Avocado packers and exporters took out newspaper adverts on Friday to decry a worsening security situation in the state, which has long been a battle ground for warring crime factions. Related: Mexico's avocado army: how one city stood up to the drug cartels Continue reading.
4 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

UK rights advocate co-owns firm whose spyware is 'used to target dissidents
Exclusive: Yana Peel co-owns NSO Group that licensed Pegasus software to authoritarian regimes A leading human rights campaigner and head of a prestigious London art gallery is the co-owner of an Israeli cyberweapons company whose software has allegedly been used by authoritarian regimes to spy on dissidents, the Guardian can reveal. Yana Peel, the chief executive of the Serpentine Galleries and a self-proclaimed champion of free speech, co-owns NSO Group, a $1bn (790m) Israeli tech firm, according to corporate records in the US and Luxembourg. Continue reading.
4 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Mexico: seventh journalist murdered in just six months
Norma Sarabia, a 46-year-old crime reporter, had reportedly received threats for denouncing police corruption Mexico's deadly assault on journalism has claimed another victim with the murder of a crime reporter from the home state of President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador - the seventh journalist to die this year alone. Norma Sarabia, a 46-year-old journalist who had reportedly received threats for denouncing police corruption, was gunned down on Tuesday night as she returned home in Huimanguillo, a city in the south-eastern state of Tabasco. Related: 'Why must I live in fear?' Mexico shaken after yet another journalist murdered Continue reading.
5 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Is this the voice of Frida Kahlo? - audio
The National Sound Library of Mexico has unearthed what it believes could be the first known voice recording of Frida Kahlo. The clip is taken from a 1955 pilot episode of a radio show, El Bachiller, which aired after her death the previous year. The episode featured a profile of Kahlo's artist husband, Diego Rivera, and it is believed she read from her essay Portrait of DiegoFrida Kahlo's only known voice recording possibly found in Mexico Continue reading.
5 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Mexico accuses fashion designer of cultural appropriation
Does Carolina Herrera's Resort 2020 line evoke 'the playful and colourful mood of a Latin holiday' or rip off indigenous designs? Three months after calling on Spain to apologise for its colonial abuses, the Mexican government of Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador has found a more contemporary and cultural bone to pick. Related: Spain hits back at Mexico in row over colonial rights abuses Related: Inspiration or plagiarism? Mexicans seek reparations for French designer's look-alike blouse Continue reading..
5 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Mexico: Amlo says sale of presidential plane will fund migrant crackdown
Funds from sale of Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador's jet will be put toward the deployment of the newly formed national guard Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador has promised to fund a crackdown on migrants to Mexico from Central America with proceeds from the sale of his office's aircraft, a 787 Dreamliner which has been on offer since shortly after the Mexican president took office in December. Funds from the sale would be put toward the deployment of the newly formed national guard which has the power to detain migrants without correct papers, Lpez Obrador said on Wednesday. Related: 'It's a comfy plane': Mexico's Amlo seeks buyer for presidential jet Continue reading.
6 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Donald Trump teases 'secret' Mexico agreement - video
The US president, Donald Trump, gave reporters a glimpse of what he said was a deal with Mexico on Tuesday, but offered few details on what was in the document. Trump was speaking to reporters before departing for Iowa when he took a piece of paper from his jacket pocket, held it up and said it was the deal with Mexico. He said it was 'a very good agreement' for both countries, but said he would let Mexico announce itDonald Trump shows off 'secret' Mexico document but photos reveal contents Continue reading.
6 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Donald Trump shows off 'secret' Mexico document but photos reveal contents
Press photographs allow reporters to read parts of agreement, much of which has already been revealed by Mexican officials Donald Trump brandished a document on Tuesday confirming details of a regional asylum project agreed with Mexico to stave off threatened tariffs, saying the plan was secret even though Mexican officials had revealed much of it. Trump, who has made containing illegal immigration a priority issue and has blamed Mexico for the problem since running for office in 2016, did not show the text of any document or give any details. However, a Reuters photograph of the sheet of paper allowed reporters to read parts of it.
6 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

I'm about to have my baby': migrants stuck in Mexico face more uncertainty
Tariff deal calls for expansion of policy forcing Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases wind through US courts In a cramped San Diego courtroom, immigrant mothers cradled restless babies and toddlers as they waited to go before a judge. After a quick exchange, they were whisked back to Mexico where they face months, or possibly years, before their cases play out in the US. Hundreds of miles away, a judge in El Paso, Texas, noticed that an infant was fussing and let the child's mother stand up and burp the baby before shipping her and about a dozen others, including six pregnant women, back to the Mexican border city of Juarez.
7 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

'All I have done, no credit!' Enraged Trump defends US-Mexico migrant deal
President tweets ire at New York Times and opponents as agreement to avoid tariffs comes under scrutiny The Trump administration was forced to defend its immigration agreement with Mexico on Sunday, amid reports that key provisions in the deal, forged under the threat of trade tariffs, were mostly old commitments agreed to months ago. Related: Mexican president leads 'celebration' rally after US tariffs dropped If Obama made the deals that I have made both at the Border and for the Economy, a National Holiday would be declared I am tired of a president who consistently goes to war, verbal war, with our allies, whether it is Mexico or Canada Related: Trump faces critics over Mexico deal called 'hostage-taking' by ex-WTO chief Continue reading..
9 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Boxing between countries: Andy Ruiz Jr rises above US-Mexico tensions
While Andy Ruiz Jr is the first Mexican heavyweight champion, he is not the first bicultural boxer to rise to prominence during a time of political tension between the neighboring countries When Andy Ruiz Jr claimed his heavyweight title belt in Madison Square Garden last weekend it was the Mexican flag behind him, the flag of the country not where he was born but where his immigrant parents were from. I'm the first Mexican heavyweight champion of the world, he said after knocking out American star Anthony Joshua. Everyone who thinks I'm not Mexican simply because I was born in the United States is wrong, Ruiz told ESPN.
9 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Mexican president leads 'celebration' rally after US tariffs dropped
Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador tells crowd in Tijuana he is raising an 'open hand', not a closed fist, to Donald Trump The Mexican president, Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador, travelled to the border city of Tijuana to rally the country in defence of national dignity, but to also reaffirm friendship with the US people - barely a day after the US cancelled the threat of tariffs. Lpez Obrador called the rally, which was convened prior to the tariffs being cancelled, a celebration of both countries brokering a deal. Related: Why tariffs could be Trump's undoing | Ross Barkan Continue reading.
9 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Trump's Mexico deal is victory for 'hostage-taking', ex-WTO head says
Pascal Lamy said Trump's actions went against the spirit of diplomacy after Mexico agreed to expand asylum program The immigration deal imposed on Mexico by Donald Trump under the threat of punitive tariffs is a victory for hostage-taking over international rules, a former head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Saturday. Related: Trump calls off tariffs after US-Mexico deal but Mnuchin says threat remains If there's a rule of law, it's because people believe it's better than the law of the jungle Related: Hard Brexit would be costly chaos, says former head of WTO Continue reading..
10 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Border South review: slow train to US border purgatory
Ral Pastrana's compassionate film rides with a Nicaraguan migrant trying to cross into America, and a US researcher seeking traces of others who never made it Documentaries about migrants have become a thriving subgenre, thanks to an abundance of subjects crossing the globe. Rarely are they presented with the kind intimacy of Ral Pastrana's film, which presents the trail from south Mexico to the US in vivid detail, filled with the weary but amused resignation of displaced people. Many migrant documentaries are about the final journey; this one is about waiting, unsure if there will ever be a final journey to a better life.
10 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Trump calls off tariffs as US and Mexico reach deal on immigration
Mexico agrees to host more migrants seeking asylum in US and increase enforcement on southern border The US and Mexico have reached an agreement to stave off import tariffs on Mexican goods, officials confirmed on Friday evening. President Trump had threatened to impose 5% import tariffs on all Mexican goods if the country did not agree to new measures to stem migration across the US-Mexico border. The tariffs were set to go in effect on Monday, but the president tweeted late on Friday that both governments had reached a deal and the tariffs had been indefinitely suspended.
10 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

Why tariffs could be Trump's undoing | Ross Barkan
Even otherwise spineless Republican senators are alarmed at Trump's trade wars - because tariffs are hurting crucial 2020 battleground states In the end, it was not the ceaseless lying, the Muslim ban, the alleged obstruction of justice, the pandering to white supremacists, the demonization of immigrants, or the climate change denialism that most outraged Donald Trump's party. The norm-shattering president finally became too much for Republican politicians when he threatened to do something else entirely - impose tariffs on Mexican imports. Related: US-Mexico talks to resume Thursday as tariff deadline nears US President Donald Trump Trump has often repeated that China pays for US tariffs on its goods.
11 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site

El Chapo: what the rise and fall of the kingpin reveals about the war on drugs
As the capture and conviction of Mexico's notorious drug lord has shown, taking down the boss doesn't mean taking down the organisation. By Jessica Loudis Just after midday on Tuesday 12 February, word came down that the verdict was ready in what had been widely described as the trial of the century. United States of America v Joaqun Guzmn Loera had lasted approximately three months - it took prosecutors that long to present what they described as an avalanche of evidence, which had taken more than a decade to compile.
11 days ago | Guardian-Mexico site