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Indigenous Teen Set on Fire by Classmates in Mexico For Speaking Otomi

Sofía Aguilar
Indigenous groups across Latin America—and really, the world—have been the victims of oppression for centuries. In Mexico alone, 23.2 million people identify as Indigenous, 7.3 million of whom speak an Indigenous language, according to a census from 2020 . But...
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Mexican TV Host Found Dead Marking the 6th Journalist Killed in Mexico in 2022

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Journalists reporting on corruption and cartel violence have long been targeted in Mexico and in 2022 we’re already seeing a surge in the murders of reporters in the area. Mexican TV host and model, Michelle Perez Tadeo, 29, was found dead...
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A Lesbian Couple from Texas Was Tortured & Killed in Mexico; Suspects Arrested

Violence against women and members of the LGBTQIA+ continues throughout Latin America and the rate is startling even with just a month into the new year. Recently, a lesbian couple from Texas was found dismembered and killed in the city...
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How I Learned About and Honor my Indigenous Roots in Mexico

Virginia Isaad
As a child, one of many truths I struggled to understand about both sides of my family, and about myself, was the constant mixture and conflict of our identities. Being a mixed-race person of European, specifically Spanish, and Indigenous descent,...
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Indigenous Artisans From Mexico Use Xbox controller as Canvas

Virginia Isaad
Two worlds collided when Indigenous artisans came together to use a modern-day contraption as a canvas for their traditional artwork. Three groups of artisans representing the 68 Indigenous communities of Mexico worked to commemorate International Day of Indigenous Peoples through...
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Mexico City to Replace Columbus Statue with Statue of Indigenous Woman

Virginia Isaad
Mexico City just took a big step in recognizing the indigenous community after removing a statue of Christopher Columbus and announcing plans to replace it with that of an indigenous woman. This comes as many states in the U.S. including...
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Mexico Becomes First Country In North America to Ban Animal Testing For Cosmetics

Virginia Isaad
About half a million animals die each in animal testing and 40 countries have passed laws banning cosmetic animal testing and now Mexico joins that list. A federal bill won the unanimous support of Mexico’s Senate making the country the...
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Salvadoran Director Tatiana Huezo Debuts Film About War in Mexico at Cannes

Laysha Macedo
When the lineup for Cannes 2021 was revealed it was apparent that there is very little Latin-American representation within the lineup, both in front and behind the screen. This makes Latina director Tatiana Huezo’s presence at Cannes even more noteworthy;...
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Zara and Anthropologie Accused of Cultural Appropriation, Mexico Asks for Support for Artisans

Virginia Isaad
Cultural appropriation of Latin America is unfortunately all too common in the U.S., most recently with the backlash Kendall Jenner received for the promotion of her new tequila. Retailers are also no stranger to appropriation claims and now Zara and...