Mexico

Courtesy Harvard University Press

The Mexican-American War is "substantially underrated," says historian Peter Guardino.

After annexing Texas in 1845, the United States' pursuit of territorial expansion led a military campaign south to Mexico. 

The conflict, which began in 1846 and ended by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, is also known under various other terms, including the "North American Intervention" –  a more common distinction in Mexico. 

The U.S. State Department is warning Americans not to travel to five Mexican states, issuing a "do not travel" advisory.

"Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread," the State Department said in the notice Thursday.

Hasta Encontrarlos: Missing In Mexico

Jan 10, 2018

On a September night in 2014, 43 male college students were kidnapped in Iguala, Mexico and later turned over to a local drug gang. Their abduction prompted mass protests in Mexico, but few answers about what happened to them.

More than 30,000 people have gone missing in Mexico in the past decade in connection to the country’s ongoing drug war. From The New York Times:

From Texas Standard.

While Texans are gearing up to vote in the 2018 midterm elections, there’s another election coming up even sooner that could have huge implications – the Mexican presidential election.

The election will be held on July 1. As Dallas Morning News border correspondent Alfredo Corchado reports, Mexicans living in Texas could play a big role in the outcome. Dallas has the second largest number of Mexicans in the U.S. registered to vote in the election – a record high of 50,000 people.

Courtesy The National Press Club

Outside of conflict zones, Mexico was the most dangerous place for journalists in 2017.

The number of journalists killed in Mexico because of their reporting has "reached a historical high," according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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