Mexico

Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, grew emotional talking about the harrowing stories she heard from immigrants about the life they left behind to seek refuge in the United States.
Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador acknowledges his supporters as he arrives to Mexico City's main square, the Zocalo on July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez)
Jan-Albert Hootsen July 11, 2018
Mr. López Obrador’s political platform is decidedly secular and nationalistic. As president he intends to place a heavy emphasis on combating corruption, which he and his political allies believe to be the root cause of the criminal violence, poverty and inequality that plague the country.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the new president of Mexico, celebrates with his supporters July 1 after his victory in Mexico City. (CNS photo/Alex Cruz, EPA)
The Mexican bishops conference extended congratulations to presidential election winner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who won a landslide victory on an agenda of change and promises to combat corruption and poverty.
Personal property such as these figurines of Our Lady of Guadalupe are considered "non-essential" and confiscated from detained migrants. (Courtesy of Tom Kiefer)
Photographer Tom Kiefer took a job at U.S. Customs and was horrified to discover personal items in the trash. He decided to show them to the world.
Mexico suffered its most murderous year in memory in 2017, recording more than 29,000 homicides, as the country's crackdown on drug cartels and organized crime showed few signs of success.
Father Pat Murphy, director of the Scalabrini-run Casa del Migrante shelter, washes his hands during a symbolic washing of feet for migrants on Holy Thursday April 13, 2017, in Tijuana, Mexico.(CNS photo/David Maung)
Jim McDermott June 19, 2018
“About 40 percent of the people who come here speak English better than Spanish,” Father Murphy says. “They’re all Mexicans, but they got deported after being in the states 30, 40 years. Sometimes they’ll come up and ask, ‘Do you speak English?’”