Mexico

Politics & Society Features
Jan-Albert HootsenAugust 08, 2017
Bishop Ruiz preached “evangelization by the poor,” instructed his priests to study local indigenous languages and trained hundreds of catechists and deacons.
Diana Martinez, who had been deported from the United States, stands on the bridge linking El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, in February 2016. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenAugust 02, 2017
Many Mexicans who lived most of their lives in the United States have been forced to return to a country they hardly know.
Faith News
The motive for the explosion on July 25 remains a mystery, though some in the conference said it reflected the violence suffered by society at large in a country with soaring homicide rates and a decade-long drug cartel crackdown.
Faith News
An explosive device was detonated outside the offices of the Mexican bishops' conference, directly across the street from the country's most visited religious site, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Veracruz state police man a standing roadblock on a highway leaving Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, in July. Despite President Enrique Pena Nieto's promises of a safer nation when he came to power five years ago, the violence is outpacing even the darkest days of the drug war launched by his predecessor. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Politics & Society News
Associated PressJuly 11, 2017

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Roman Catholic Church said in an editorial that Mexicans can't feel safe anywhere, as homicides rise throughout the country.

Pemex’s network of pipelines is an easy target for gangs who puncture the ducts and siphon the fuel to sell. (Esdelval/iStock)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenJune 22, 2017
Thieves are puncturing fuel pipelines in Mexico and siphoning profits from the national oil company.