A new report has called on the U.S., Mexico and Canada to increase their formal resettlement and family reunification quotas for refugees fleeing “extreme violence” in Central America.
Latin America’s economy is growing, but low investment investment in the region threatens to slow poverty reductions, a top U.N. official said this week.
A new census in Mexico’s southern state of Veracruz has for the first time measured economic status differences among ethnic groups, revealing staggeringly high rates of poverty within its indigenous community.
The Mexican government has decided to grant residency permits to nearly 600 migrants from Cuba, where dismal economic prospects have forced thousands to seek new lives in countries without the means or will to take them.
Education experts in Mexico met last week to discuss inequality, which they say will be the greatest challenge in reforming the country’s education system.
After a series of federal actions cracking down on illegal immigration in the United States, fewer migrants are entering the country illegally, but more refugees are seeking asylum in Mexico.
The Mexican government publicly apologized to three indigenous women who were wrongly imprisoned for nearly four years, but the women say it doesn’t remedy the systemic discrimination that perpetuates the marginalization and poverty among Mexico’s indigenous people.
For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we seek to provide some background and context for the controversy following President Donald Trump’s travel-immigration ban aimed at prohibiting entry from select Muslim-majority countries like Syria, Somalia, Iraq and four others to protect us from the threat of Islamic extremist terrorism.
As President Donald Trump’s administration finalizes new executive orders to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, migration experts warn that the move could drag millions of families into poverty in the U.S. and across Latin America.
A sharp rise in the price of gasoline and consequent protests and blockades this week have threatened access to food, transportation and other basic goods and services for Mexico’s poor.