Category - Mexico

  • May 26, 2011

    Pentecostal churches have historically provided a way out of poverty, allowing people to recover self-esteem within their culture, says a researcher.

  • November 8, 2010

    Mexican actor and producer Gael García Bernal has launched a new series of films depicting the plight of irregular migrants in Mexico.

  • August 10, 2010

    Amnesty International has condemned the Mexican authorities’ decision to pursue charges against human rights defender Raúl Hernández for murder.

  • July 12, 2010

    I’m always complaining about food bills. My family will testify how annoyed I get when they then waste the purchased food. “Do you know that people in England and Wales throw away 3.6 million tonnes of food each year?” I ask my three teenage boys, “and that 60 per cent of it is untouched, with salad, fruit and bread being the most commonly wasted?” I fail to engender outrage. But then we’re better off than most. At the weekend the charity, ‘Contact a Family’, warned that families in UK with disabled children are going without basics such as food after being left in financial "dire straits”.

  • May 22, 2010

    Amnesty International has called on Mexican authorities to release three hungers strikers protesting against their detention for taking part in a campaign against high electricity prices.

  • May 6, 2010

    The Mexican authorities have been asked to investigate thoroughly an attack on human rights observers in Oaxaca, which left two people dead and several injured.

  • April 29, 2010

    The Mexican authorities must halt the continuing abuse of migrants as public officials collude in kidnappings, rapes and murders, says a news Amnesty International report.

  • March 5, 2010

    Amnesty International has accused Mexican authorities of misusing the justice system to detain three community leaders after protests against high electricity prices.

  • January 22, 2010

    The Mexican authorities are failing in their duty to protect human rights defenders from killings and life-threatening harassment and attacks, a new report from international NGO Amnesty International warns this week.

  • May 1, 2009

    While the impact of flu viruses and the issues surrounding them is making life increasingly difficult in Mexico, churches in the USA are seeking to respond rationally and with care to a situation where panic can be a major part of the problem.