Carrie Kahn, NPR http://kut.org en Deportation Threat Doesn't Diminish Young Migrants' U.S. Hopes http://kut.org/post/deportation-threat-doesnt-diminish-young-migrants-us-hopes The Obama administration says it will try to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/29/326680790/reports-obama-administration-seeks-change-in-law-to-speed-deportations">speed up deportations of tens of thousands of children</a> who have illegally entered the U.S. from Central America in recent months. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:31:15 +0000 Carrie Kahn, NPR 10734 at http://kut.org Deportation Threat Doesn't Diminish Young Migrants' U.S. Hopes Some Mexico Fans Feel Unfairly Targeted For World Cup Chants http://kut.org/post/some-mexico-fans-feel-unfairly-targeted-world-cup-chants FIFA, the governing body of the World Cup, says it has zero tolerance for racist and homophobic conduct by players and fans at this year's international soccer event.<p>Late last week, FIFA opened an investigation into the display of neo-Nazi banners by both Russian and Croat fans at the World Cup. And Brazil and Mexico face possible sanctions for chanting a homophobic slur during their match last week. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 09:42:03 +0000 Carrie Kahn, NPR 10654 at http://kut.org Some Mexico Fans Feel Unfairly Targeted For World Cup Chants Mexico City's Campaign To Encourage Breast-Feeding Backfires http://kut.org/post/mexico-citys-campaign-encourage-breast-feeding-backfires Mexico City health official launched a new campaign this month to boost the image of nursing mothers. But posters of topless toned actresses weren't exactly the message women's groups and health advocates had hoped for.<p>"We were very surprised once the campaign was launched," says Regina Tames, of the reproductive rights group GIRE.<p>She was taken aback by pictures of topless actresses and one of the female boxer known as "La Barbie." She was shirtless, too — although she did have on her boxing gloves.<p>The stars aren't totally bare: a strategically placed banner crosses their chests. Mon, 26 May 2014 14:36:56 +0000 Carrie Kahn, NPR 10493 at http://kut.org Mexico City's Campaign To Encourage Breast-Feeding Backfires El Chapo's Arrest Punctures Drug Lord's Near-Mythical Status http://kut.org/post/el-chapos-arrest-punctures-drug-lords-near-mythical-status One of the world's most powerful drug lords has been captured. Mexico's head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was arrested in an operation that Mexican officials say involved the cooperation of U.S. authorities.<p>Guzman has been on the run for years and his capture puts an end to one of the longest and most profitable careers in the drug world. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:48:37 +0000 Carrie Kahn, NPR 9832 at http://kut.org El Chapo's Arrest Punctures Drug Lord's Near-Mythical Status Following Bloomberg's Lead, Mexico Aims To Fight Fat http://kut.org/post/following-bloombergs-lead-mexico-aims-fight-fat Nearly a third of all Mexicans are obese, putting Mexico at the top of the list of overweight nations — ahead of the United States.<p>In the battle against the bulge, lawmakers are taking aim at consumer's pocketbooks. They're proposing a series of new taxes on high calorie food and sodas. Health advocates say the higher prices will get Mexicans to change bad habits, but the beverage industry and small businesses are fighting back.<p>Moises Orozco's convenience store in a middle-class Mexico City neighborhood has been in his family for more than 30 years. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 10:27:44 +0000 Carrie Kahn, NPR 9007 at http://kut.org Following Bloomberg's Lead, Mexico Aims To Fight Fat Pena Nieto Encourages Mexicans To Embrace Change http://kut.org/post/pena-nieto-encourages-mexicans-embrace-change Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto says his nation is undergoing a major change — one his country should not fear. Pena Nieto gave an upbeat assessment of his nine-month-old administration in his first State of the Union address on Monday.<p>Despite his positive review of Mexico's condition, the new president is dealing with chaotic protests in the capital, intractable levels of violence and a less favorable economic outlook than predicted.<p>He campaigned on the promise of creating a modern and prosperous Mexico. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:41:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn, NPR 8588 at http://kut.org Pena Nieto Encourages Mexicans To Embrace Change Mexico's 'Crisis Of Disappearance': Families Seek Answers http://kut.org/post/mexicos-crisis-disappearance-families-seek-answers Maximina Hernandez says she begged her 23-year old son, Dionicio, to give up his job as a police officer in a suburb of Monterrey. Rival drug cartels have been battling in the northern Mexican city for years.<p>But he told her being a police officer was in his blood, a family tradition. He was detailed to guard the town's mayor.<p>In May 2007, on his way to work, two men wearing police uniforms stopped Dionicio on a busy street, pulled him from his car and drove him away. That same day, the mayor's other two bodyguards were also abducted. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:37:44 +0000 Carrie Kahn, NPR 6690 at http://kut.org Mexico's 'Crisis Of Disappearance': Families Seek Answers High Expectations Welcome Mexico's New President http://kut.org/post/high-expectations-welcome-mexicos-new-president It's Inauguration Day in Mexico, and President Enrique Pena Nieto inherits a country with a mixed record.<p>Most of Mexico is embroiled in a deadly drug war that has claimed the lives of as many as 50,000 people, but Pena Nieto is also taking over an economy that is doing surprisingly well — thanks, many say, to the outgoing head of state.<p><strong>Calderon's Violent Legacy</strong><p>In his final days in office, now-former President Felipe Calderon kept a low profile. Sun, 02 Dec 2012 23:12:21 +0000 Carrie Kahn, NPR 5796 at http://kut.org High Expectations Welcome Mexico's New President Latino Republicans Find Party A Tough Sell http://kut.org/post/latino-republicans-find-party-tough-sell President Obama is on a campaign swing through the West this week, making stops in California, Nevada and Colorado — all states where Hispanic voters will play a pivotal role in next year's election.<p>Obama has lost popularity with Latinos recently, mostly due to the economy. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:47:59 +0000 Carrie Kahn, NPR 2810 at http://kut.org Latino Republicans Find Party A Tough Sell