Interpol Kidnapped the Wrong Girl From Mexico and Sent Her to Texas

In Mexico, a 14-year-old girl named Alondra Luna Nunez was forcibly taken from her middle school by Interpol authorities acting on the behalf of a woman in America who claimed to be her mother. She was moved to a neighboring state to sit through an unusual trial, in which her parents, as well as Dorotea Garcia, the… » 4/23/15 1:50pm Thursday 1:50pm

Watch Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Combat Street Harassment in México

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh has traveled all over with "Stop Telling Women to Smile," in which she wheatpastes the streets with portraits of women captioned with anti-harassment messages. In a comprehensive new series spearheaded by Fusion's Anna Holmes (and the founder of this very website), Fazlalizadeh takes her work… » 2/09/15 3:40pm 2/09/15 3:40pm

Six Women Die Daily as Murders of Mexican Women Reach Pandemic Levels 

Since 1993, hundreds of Mexican women have gone missing in the border town of Ciudad Juárez, in murders that have gone unsolved and largely ignored by the municipal government. But a new report from Al-Jazeera says that the Juárez murders are just one part of a worsening pattern of violence against women in Mexico,… » 1/05/15 11:10am 1/05/15 11:10am

'Lesboterrorist' Raps Instructions On How to Give Yourself an Abortion

Elective abortion is illegal in most Mexican states. But because it has other medical uses besides pregnancy termination, misoprostol — the drug used in inducing medicinal abortion — is not. Now, one ballsy-as-hell self-anointed "lesbo terrorist" rapper aims to educate women on how to self-abort. » 7/18/14 7:45pm 7/18/14 7:45pm

World Cup Soccer Teams Face Consequences Over Homophobic Fans

Mexico and Brazil's World Cup soccer teams are facing disciplinary action following obnoxious behavior by their respective fan bases, who simply could not resist the urge to yell gay slurs at players from the other teams. But the two Latin American teams aren't the only ones with fan bases full of shitheads who can't… » 6/19/14 7:00pm 6/19/14 7:00pm

​Mexico City's Breastfeeding Campaign Sort of Missed The Point

Women's health groups in Mexico City are understandably unimpressed by the city's new strategy to encourage and normalize breastfeeding with mothers. The series of posters, which has already been taken down from the city's website, feature a few very slender and toned female celebrities topless and braless. … » 5/26/14 5:53pm 5/26/14 5:53pm

This Brilliant 12-Year-Old Mexican Girl Is Touted as 'Next Steve Jobs'

Meet 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno. She goes to José Urbina López Primary School in Matamoros, Mexico. She's being touted as "the face of Mexico's unleashed potential." Mentioning Steve Jobs in the headline is purposely attention-grabbing — on Wired's part and on mine — but the gist of it is this: Our current idea… » 10/24/13 3:10pm 10/24/13 3:10pm

Immigrants Are Literally Swimming to Mexico for Reproductive Healthcare

Let's talk about what immigration reform means for migrant women's rights. According to a policy analysis by the Latina Institute (via this excellent Dissent piece) “the majority of undocumented immigrant women do not have access to affordable health insurance,” and “immigrant women are less likely to receive adequate… » 4/24/13 5:20pm 4/24/13 5:20pm

Mexican Parents Denied Entry to the U.S. to Say Goodbye to Their Dying…

Well, here's a double whammy of saddening and maddening. This past Sunday, Maria Sanchez, 26, died in her Houston home from the effects of an inoperable spinal tumor. Just four days earlier U.S. Customs and Border Protection denied a humanitarian parole to her parents, so they were unable to see their daughter on her… » 1/09/13 10:25am 1/09/13 10:25am

Computer Game Teaches Mexican Women How to Safely Give Themselves a…

¿No Te Baja?, which translates as "Missed Your Period?", is a nice alternative to all those cycle-tracker apps: it's a "Choose Your Own Adventure"-style game that schools users on how to terminate a pregnancy using Misoprostol, a drug that's available OTC in Mexico and is often used in parts of the country where… » 12/03/12 6:00pm 12/03/12 6:00pm

Blonde-Haired Child Beggar in Mexico Sparks a Not-So Polite Discussion…

A blonde-haired girl begging on the street in Mexico has caused quite a Facebook stir, prompting some observers to renew a long-standing debate about racism in Mexico, where indigenous people, according to CBS News, "live in poverty and passers-by often barely notice the dark-skinned children begging in the street." A… » 10/28/12 2:00pm 10/28/12 2:00pm