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Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Graham Greene crafted some of English-language literature's finest works, part of a fascinating life marked by bouts of uncertainty and the certainty of doubt.
Relatives of missing students hold posters with their images as they take part in a Sept. 27, 2020, march to mark the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students of the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College in Iguala, Mexico. The students disappeared in Iguala after they clashed with police and masked men. (CNS photo/Henry Romero, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
The president devoted more than 20 minutes of his press conference to an attack on Centro Prodh and its activism for human rights in Mexico. He charged, without offering any evidence, that Centro Prodh’s work is influenced by political actors from opposition parties.
Arts & CultureBooks
Jenny Shank
Silvia Moreno-Garcia's novels 'Silver Nitrate' and 'Mexican Gothic' feature complicated heroines, compelling plots and supernatural elements solidly grounded in research.
Young migrants who crossed into the U.S. from Mexico sit on the ground in Eagle Pass, Tex. The photo also shows a Border Patrol agent checking the papers of an adult migrant, but the heads of both are out of the frame. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Pablo Christian Soenen
The transport of nonconsenting asylum seekers is a mainstay of U.S. immigration policy, and certain practices of the Department of Homeland Security have been far more destructive than bussing migrants north.
Vigilantes of "El Machete," as they call themselves, an armed group made up mostly of Indigenous people to defend themselves against drug cartels, protest against the growing violence in Pantelhó, Mexico, July 27, 2021. (CNS photo/Jacob Garcia, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews
Edgar Clemente - The Associated Press
“The drug cartels have taken over our territory, and we are under a state of siege, suffering widespread psychosis from narco blockades,” the local Roman Catholic Diocese said in a statement.
David Agren - OSV News
The Mexican Supreme Court has expanded its pro-choice stance as women can now access abortions without criminal penalties on the national level.