Roberto Ramirez

Activists paint barriers with names of female victims of violence in Mexico

Mar 07 2021

MEXICO CITY The names of women victimized by violence were painted late on Saturday on metal barriers erected around Mexico's national palace ahead of a major women's march as activists turned the fencing into a makeshift billboard for their movement.

Mexican street musicians bring melodies to people stuck at home

Jun 18 2020

MEXICO CITY After the coronavirus outbreak prompted the normally bustling streets of Mexico City to empty out, out-of-work musicians looking to make ends meet have been filling roadways with the melodies of their marimbas, trumpets and güiros. | Video

Mexican families protest at hospital hit by coronavirus

May 02 2020

ECATEPEC, Mexico Families in a poor satellite city of Mexico's capital with one of the country's most number of coronavirus cases have protested to demand news of sick relatives and return of bodies of the dead after videos surfaced showing cadavers at a hospital.

'Mexico doesn't want us': migrants get stuck at Mexico-Guatemala border

Jan 22 2020

Tecun Uman, GUATEMALA Hundreds of Central Americans trying to reach the United States were stuck at the Mexico-Guatemala border on Wednesday after the Mexican government beefed up security to meet U.S. demands to contain migrant flows.

Children go missing as Central American migrants clash with Mexican forces

Jan 20 2020

SUCHIATE RIVER, Guatemala/Mexico Mexican security forces fired tear gas at rock-hurling Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico earlier on Monday, in a chaotic scramble that saw mothers separated from their young children. | Video

Large migrant caravan prepares to enter Mexico from Guatemala

Jan 20 2020

TECUN UMAN A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to help the United States contain mass movements of migrants.

Migrant caravan gathers on Guatemala border to enter Mexico en masse

Jan 19 2020

TECUN UMAN Hundreds of Central Americans gathered on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Sunday, aiming to cross en masse early on Monday in what could prove a stiff test of the Mexican government's pledge to satisfy U.S. demands to curb migrant flows.

Migrants enter slowly at Guatemala-Mexico border after scuffles

Jan 18 2020

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after brief clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were pushed back by Mexican security forces. | Video

'Stories through his music': Jose Jose fans pay tribute to Mexican singer

Oct 09 2019

MEXICO CITY Waving white roses, singing ballads and clutching portraits of a dapper man in a tuxedo, thousands of fans paid tribute to late pop crooner Jose Jose on Wednesday at a music-filled ceremony in Mexico City.

RPT-Mexico promotes tree diplomacy with El Salvador to boost poor areas

Jun 21 2019

TAPACHULA, Mexico, June 20 Millions of new trees will soon begin sprouting in El Salvador thanks to a program funded by the Mexican government that aims to help impoverished communities that often create fertile ground for fleeing migrants.

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