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Death of trans doctor in Mexico sparks new fears over LGBT+ violence

Mexican authorities said on Friday they were investigating the death of a leading transgender health advocate whose body was found dumped by a motorway, reigniting fears over the safety of trans people in the country. Elizabeth Montano, a transgender doctor who worked at the Mexican Social Security Institute, had been reported missing for nearly 10...
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US renews its travel alert for five states in Mexico

In the midst of a health emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States government updated the travel alert for Mexico in which it asks its citizens and officials not to travel to 5 entities in Mexico and reconsider travel to eleven more. The State Department, through its embassy, ​​warns that organized crime groups...
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“La mesa herida”, the lost work of Frida Kahlo has reappeared, sort of

“La mesa herida” (EN: The Wounded Table), a lost painting by Frida Kahlo, has resurfaced once again. On all previous occasions, none of those who claimed to have the painting presented any evidence or presented the famous artwork to the public. The newspaper “La voz de Galicia” published information on Saturday suggesting that the painting...
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With beer shortages and ‘dry laws’ imposed, more than 100 people die from adulterated alcohol in Mexico

More than a hundred people have died in recent weeks in Mexico due to the consumption of adulterated alcohol in states such as Jalisco, Morelos, Puebla, and Yucatan. In Jalisco, at least 31 people have died from adulterated alcohol consumption, six of these in the past day. According to a statement from the state Health...
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Popocatépetl Volcano increases its activity in the last 24 hours

The Popocatépetl volcano, located in the limits of Morelos, Puebla and the State of Mexico, increased its volcanic activity again in the last 24 hours, reported the National Center for Disaster Prevention ( Cenapred ), however, the Volcanic Alert remains in Yellow Phase 2. Popocatépetl activity in the last 24 hours The Cenapred report indicates...
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While the rest of the world cheers medical staff, many are victims of violence in Mexico

They are the first line of defense against the COVID-19 pandemic. But in Mexico, unlike what happens in other countries, doctors and nurses have been victims of harassment and attacks that have become so common that the federal authorities have asked the population to show solidarity and end threats to health personnel. In recent weeks,...
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Mexicans march to protest major infrastructure projects

More than 1,000 people marched through the center of Mexico City on Friday in opposition to the government’s largest infrastructure projects. The protest brought together unions, environmentalists, students and representatives of Mexico’s indigenous peoples, a mix that would seem a natural base for populist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but which has become among his...
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Residents detain and torch woman’s vehicle after she runs over children at Christmas Parade

A woman in Morelos drove her vehicle through a group of students gathered to participate in a Christmas parade in Mexico. Witnesses did not wait for authorities as they prevented the woman from fleeing the site by apprehending her and setting her vehicle on fire. According to the police report, the incident occurred around 6...
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U.S. cites crime and kidnapping in latest travel warning for Mexico

The U.S. issued a travel advisory ahead of the Christmas holidays for citizens thinking about vacationing in Mexico. According to the State Department, the new advisory was needed to warn Americans about crime and kidnapping in Mexico. “Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread,” the State Department said. The...
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The Popocatépetl Volcano records 84 exhalations in the last 24 hours

Through the monitoring systems of the Popocatépetl volcano, 84 exhalations were identified accompanied by water vapor, volcanic gases, and low ash content. In a statement, the Morelos government said that additionally, 45 minutes of tremor and a volcano-tectonic earthquake occurred yesterday at 12:34 hours, with a magnitude of 2.2 From the first hours of the...
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