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Spraying bullets not sunscreen: Violence in Baja California Sur

Baja California Sur – popular with tourists – and drug cartels. You don’t want to be a reporter caught in the middle. Read the article at Index on Censorship (subscription required) Advertisements

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How a skeleton folk saint of death took off with Mexican transgender women

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Betzy Ballesteros, a 26-year-old transgender sex worker, keeps a shrine to Santa Muerte, the skeleton folk saint, in her home. Surrounding the statue are candles, candy and the grainy photos of several friends who were murdered and … Continue reading

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Women fall victim to violence in Mexico’s decade-old war on drugs

MEXICO CITY, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Denisse Velasco has been suffering from acute anxiety since spring, when she narrowly escaped being abducted from a busy street in Guadalajara, Mexico. She was waiting at a bus stop one morning when … Continue reading

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