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Attacks on Indigenous Villages in Chiapas Continue

Region: Mexico

Topics: Beyond the Story

Armed groups are violently displacing people from indigenous villages with increasing frequency in Mexico’s southernmost state. Some local people blame the violence on land disputes, but others suspect that the government is trying to stamp out the decades-old Zapatista movement.

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Mexico City Decorates for Christmas

Region: Mexico

Topics: Moments

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Painting Christmas Trees at Mexican Market

Region: Mexico

Topics: Moments

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Woman Washes Clothes in Mexico City

Region: Mexico

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Teen Mothers in Chiapas, Mexico Express Regret and Fulfillment

Region: Mexico

Topics: Women's Rights

Mexico has long had one of the world’s highest rates of teen pregnancies, a problem particularly acute in Chiapas, the country’s southernmost state. Global Press Journal spoke with teen mothers there to hear their stories of being pregnant and raising a child while still a teenager.

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More Women Join Mexico City’s Police Force

Region: Mexico

Topics: Jobs

Fewer than half of women in Mexico work outside the home, but more and more of them are finding employment in a possibly surprising place: the Mexico City police force.

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Mexico City Market Celebrates 60th Year

Region: Mexico

Topics: Moments

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Despite Reputation as Way Station, Mexico Is Becoming a Destination for Migrant Women

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human MigrationWomen's Rights

Women are nearly as likely as men to migrate, fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries to seek opportunities abroad. Many of these women don’t set out for Mexico – but a new social program and the success stories of others are making it an attractive destination.

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With History of Distrust, Xochimilco Residents Suspect Mexico City of Siphoning Their Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: InfrastructureWater

Xochimilco residents say it was suspicious when Mexico City authorities rolled out and then canceled a controversial plan for water construction. After last year’s earthquake disrupted some water services in the Xochimilco area, residents are repeating their claim that the city is diverting their well water to more central parts of the capital.

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‘I Was Waiting for This Chance to Flee’

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human Migration

Many people in a huge caravan that began in Honduras and is now in southern Mexico say they plan to walk to the U.S. Nearly 2,000 people have chosen along the way to seek asylum in Mexico, but more than 5,000 people continue north.

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