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Christine Murray

'Who owns the street corner?': Mexico City sex workers march for rights

May 01 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a hundred sex workers and supporters marched in Mexico City on Wednesday, asking the government to recognize their legal status and guarantee access to HIV medication after fears of shortages under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mexico plans special minimum wage for domestic workers in drive to curb abuse

Apr 26 2019

MONTERREY, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's government is planning to introduce a specific minimum wage for its 2 million domestic workers in a drive to boost their labor rights after years of neglect, a official said.

Cuts or closure? Safety fears loom for women at Mexico's trafficking shelters

Apr 17 2019

TAPACHULA, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's few shelters for victims of human trafficking are under threat - one has recently closed and another is on the brink - following a government crackdown on funding for non-profits that campaigners say could leave vulnerable women in fresh danger.

Mexico's new govt to scrutinize 'failing' anti-trafficking strategy

Mar 20 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's new government is reviewing the country's "failing" anti-human trafficking policy with a focus on providing better support for victims, a top official said, after academics and activists criticized previous efforts as lacking impact.

Mexico's missing people agency searching for trafficking victims

Mar 15 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From young men forced to work as hitmen to missing migrants, Mexico will be on the lookout for potential victims of human trafficking as it searches for tens of thousands of people who are registered as disappeared, a leading official said.

Freedom through speech: comic calls for public's help to fight human trafficking

Mar 05 2019

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An online comic strip released on Tuesday tells the story of a Mexican girl working 17-hour days cleaning an American office building until a woman working late sees her and speaks out, leading the girl to freedom from human trafficking.

El Salvador's top cop pursues politicians; now some want him gone

Dec 20 2018

SAN SALVADOR When El Salvador's legislative assembly confirmed little-known Douglas Melendez as attorney general in 2016, many here thought it was business as usual in a country where high-level corruption has long gone unpunished.

Officials say two Honduran migrant youths killed in Mexico

Dec 19 2018

MEXICO CITY The bodies of two slain Honduran migrant youths were found in the Mexican border city of Tijuana at the weekend, officials said on Tuesday, in a sign of the dangers facing Central Americans in Mexico as they seek to enter the United States.

Many U.S.-bound caravan migrants disperse as asylum process stalls

Dec 08 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico Thousands of Central American migrants spent weeks traveling north through Mexico in caravans, walking and hitching rides when possible, only for many to give up hope and turn back when they met resistance at the U.S. border. | Video

Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach U.S. border

Dec 05 2018

TIJUANA, Mexico Central American migrants stuck on the threshold of the United States in Mexico breached the border fence on Monday, risking almost certain detention by U.S. authorities but hoping the illegal entry will allow them to apply for asylum. | Video

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