GlobalPost: Mexico just issued a ‘gender alert’ to stop the rampant killing of women

GlobalPost: Mexico just issued a ‘gender alert’ to stop the rampant killing of women

July 29 2015 – “Woman’s body found dead, naked and burned.” “Twelve-year-old girl goes missing selling sweets in the street.” “Five women killed in 48 hours in Mexico state.” Those are just some of the macabre headlines making the rounds here in the last few months. The United Nations has called the abduction and murder […]

GP: The drug war isn’t the only battle Mexico is losing

GP: The drug war isn’t the only battle Mexico is losing

July 24 2015, MEXICO CITY — The spectacular escape of the world’s most wanted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman this month isn’t a good sign for the Mexican government’s war on drugs and organized crime. But Mexico is failing to battle something else destroying the lives of millions of citizens: poverty. Read on here, […]

GlobalPost: GP: The tortured wait for news of 43 missing students in Guerrero, Mexico

GlobalPost speaks to one of the relatives of the 43 students kidnapped and missing in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

GlobalPost speaks to one of the relatives of the 43 students kidnapped and missing in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

GlobalPost: These are the women helping child migrants as they make their way to the US

"Las Patronas" throw bags of food and bottles of water to the travelers who speed by on the train heading north to the US-Mexico border.

“Las Patronas” throw bags of food and bottles of water to the travelers who speed by on the train heading north to the US-Mexico border.

GlobalPost: The Ghosts of El Diamante Ranch

At an abandoned ranch in Tres Valles called 'El Diamante,' the marines made a grim find: a grave containing the remains of at least 31 people.

At an abandoned ranch in Tres Valles called ‘El Diamante,’ the marines made a grim find: a grave containing the remains of at least 31 people.

GlobalPost: Mexico’s west was won – It took a village, and plenty of AK-47s

The story of how vigilante militias took their western Mexican towns back from Knights Templar meth lords — for now.

The story of how vigilante militias took their western Mexican towns back from Knights Templar meth lords — for now.

GlobalPost: Clear eyes, full hearts in Juarez

Not long ago, all headlines out of Ciudad Juarez screamed bloody drug war murder. Now something unexpected is happening in the Mexican border town.

GlobalPost: Clear eyes, full hearts in Juarez

Not long ago, all headlines out of Ciudad Juarez screamed bloody drug war murder. Now something unexpected is happening in the Mexican border town.

GlobalPost: Why people in Mexico go missing

Across the country, very few cases are properly investigated, and reports of the involvement of authorities are frequent.

Across the country, very few cases are properly investigated, and reports of the involvement of authorities are frequent.

GlobalPost: Mexico’s drug cartels recruit migrant labor

The Mexican crackdown on drug trafficking, partly financed by the US government, is prompting criminal gangs to exploit other revenue streams such as kidnapping and extortion.

The Mexican crackdown on drug trafficking, partly financed by the US government, is prompting criminal gangs to exploit other revenue streams such as kidnapping and extortion.

GlobalPost: Pope visits Mexico town where ending pregnancy means prison

Few issues bring the contrast into focus as sharply as abortion. Mexico City legalized abortion; Guanajuato cracks down hard on any signs of it.

GlobalPost: Pope visits Mexico town where ending pregnancy means prison

Few issues bring the contrast into focus as sharply as abortion. Mexico City legalized abortion; Guanajuato cracks down hard on any signs of it.

GlobalPost: Guatemala City’s Geothermal Jackpot

GlobalPost: Guatemala City’s Geothermal Jackpot

  August 1st 2011 – A report just published that I did for GlobalPost on Guatemala’s geothermal energy… GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — The steam rising from the Pacaya volcano and the hills and rivers surrounding it on the outskirts of Guatemala’s captial city hints at a power source that could give the country the energy […]