Mexico

Jan-Albert Hootsen December 10, 2020
The massive “Guadalupana,” as the annual celebration of the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is commonly known, would be a potential public health catastrophe.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador attends a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City July 22, 2019. (CNS photo/Edgard Garrido, Reuters)
Jan-Albert Hootsen December 08, 2020
Any source of criticism, whether a journalist, another politician or a member of civil society, can count on a barrage of invective from the president, senior members of his cabinet and often from among the millions of López Obrador’s online followers.
J.D. Long-García October 30, 2020
For those who have lost loved ones to Covid-19, celebrations will not be the same this year. But they will still remember the souls who have passed on to new life.
Police tape borders a crime scene in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in January 2018. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzales, Reuters)
Jan-Albert Hootsen October 21, 2020
In Mexico, where both organized and petty crime has exploded to unprecedented levels, vigilante justice has become increasingly common; citizens who gun down assailants during robbery attempts often make headlines as heroes.
Pope Francis meets with Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, wife of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during a private audience at the Vatican Oct. 10, 2020. The president's wife delivered a letter from the president asking Pope Francis to apologize for the church's role in the Spanish colonization of the Americas. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Amid the tensions in Mexico — which include the president’s opponents camping out in the heart of the capital — the Archdiocese of Mexico City published an editorial Oct. 11, saying, “It appears the pope is speaking directly to Mexico when he says politics is being used as a mechanism to exasperate
"Pandemics and disasters are like springtime for phony priests," said Rodolfo Soriano-Núñez, a sociologist who studies the Mexican church.