Posts tagged "corruption"

In Chicago, a vigil for missing students in Mexico

In Chicago, a vigil for missing students in Mexico
The disappearance and possible murder of 43 students last month in Mexico has resonated in Chicago’s Mexican community. Around 100 people gathered for a vigil Friday night in Pilsen to call attention to the disappearance of the students and also the discovery of mass graves in Mexico. “Every day is a day of death in... Read more »

If Mexico is too dangerous for tourists, why deport immigrants?

If Mexico is too dangerous for tourists, why deport immigrants?
A recent Gawker post made fun of a U.S. State Department warning about travel to Mexico. But it’s not so funny when you consider almost 50,000 people have been killed in that country’s drug war.  The Mexican government, with funding from the U.S. government, has gone after the drug lords sparking more murders impacting civil... Read more »

Travels in Mexico: Thrifty, topes and mordidas

If you’ve spent any time traveling around Mexico, you should be familiar with the word - topes. Those are speed bumps. And keep reading because I will get to a story of how topes got us in trouble with the police. Topes come in a variety of shapes and sizes from tiny bumps about the... Read more »
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Convicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich defends himself in Spanish

Rod Blagojevich As he turned to the cameras, something he likes to do, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told Spanish-lanuage reporters, “No culpable.” That means not guilty. But he was found guilty of one count of lying to the FBI and could face a $250,000 fine and up to five years in jail. Only one... Read more »