Lawmakers in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca have approved a measure to decriminalize abortion, despite vocal church opposition.
Nicaragua's bishops urged unity, dialogue and a willingness to overcome a "crisis of trust" as the Central American country celebrated its independence on Sept. 15.
Maribel’s plight highlights the despair and desperation of many migrants, who flee violence, poverty and, increasingly, drought and the early effects of climate change in Central America.
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.
The Mexican bishops' conference issued a plea for peace and Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes asked priests to celebrate Masses "for all the victims of violence in the country" after a pair of kidnappings and killings in the national capital provoked outrage and worsened perceptions of insecurity.