Measuring 7. 1 on the Richter scale, a second earthquake in less than two weeks hit Mexico on 19 September severely affecting the populations of the states of Morelos, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Mexico City in central Mexico. As of 01:00 AM (local time in Mexico) 248 deaths were reported. Many more are buried ...
Jimmy Lopez, 24, was trafficked after he left his family in Honduras to go to the United States. His story reminds us of the vulnerability of child migrants to human trafficking, and the need to protect them and their rights.
Hurricane Patricia has made landfall in south west Mexico, in what is said to be the strongest storm on record. Heavy damage appears to have been avoided, but there is still a risk of major floods and mudslides.
Electronic purses containing 600 pesos per month were delivered to each of the 725 families affected by hurricane Odile, so that they could decide what they needed most and directly buy goods from the supermarket, with the only restriction that the purse may not be used to buy tobacco or alcoholic beverages.
The situation of extreme poverty, armed conflict, limited access to means of development, and in some cases family pressure, is driving ever more children and adolescents from Central America to travel along migration corridors in the hope of reaching the US border, or otherwise trying their luck in Mexico.