Avocado Growers and their “Unstoppable Greed” Destroy 1173 Acres of Forest in Uruapan, Michoacán, NGOs Claim – by Ivette Lira (SinEmbargo)

~ This article was originally published by SinEmbargo on May 3, 2016 ~ Mexico City, May 3rd (SinEmbargo).—Activists claimed that the fires started by avocado growers in Uruapan “have revealed the cynicism and unstoppable greed” of a small sector of the Continue reading

Between Cartels and Self-Defense Forces: The Dangerous Life of Priests in Michoacán – by Manu Ureste (Animal Político)

 ~ This article was originally published by Animal Político on February 16, 2016 ~ “Look Father, if you don’t leave town, we’re going to stone you, then we’re going to hang you up.” Father José Luis Segura, 60, speaks slowly, Continue reading

Voices of Silence – by J. Jesús Lemus (Reporte Indigo)

~ This essay was originally published by Reporte Indigo on September 23, 2015 ~ Michoacán is the state that has registered the greatest number of violent incidents involving journalists. Seventy percent of the aggressions are attributed to government officials, and Continue reading