Lawmakers in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca have approved a measure to decriminalize abortion, despite vocal church opposition.
Migrants eat at a Catholic-run shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, May 10, 2019. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters) 
Jan-Albert Hootsen September 05, 2019
The increased attention by Mexican police and armed forces is encouraging undocumented migrants to avoid shelters, many of which are run by the Catholic Church here, and to follow more dangerous routes through Mexico, aid workers warn.
Jose Solís August 09, 2019
A new broadway play creates a docu-mythologia around the disappearance and murders of more than 700 women in Ciudad Juárez since 1993.
In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Border Patrol agent Vincent Pirro looks on near a border wall that separates the cities of Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Robert David Sullivan July 26, 2019
Since he began his campaign for national office in 2015, President Trump has repeatedly referred to a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the numbers have been less consistent.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swept into office in 2018 after campaigning against corruption, promising to calm the country and pledging to promote morals and values, including the enactment of a "moral constitution."
Migrant shelters in Mexico, which have long provided a safe place amidst a dangerous and difficult journey, now face increased crackdowns and harassment from tough new policy turns.