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Mexico, Central America, and Carribbean Bureau Chief — New York Times

NY Times Bureau Chief, Mexico, Central America + Caribbean. Panamanian-New Jerseyan. Rutgers. Eat, swim, write. Instagram: LatAmPix Email: randya@nytimes.com

Mexico taking steps to acknowledge African Mexicans

seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:34 PM JOSÉ MARÍA MORELOS, Mexico - Hernán Reyes calls himself "negro" - black - plain and simple. After some thought, Elda Mayren decides she is "Afromexicana," or African Mexican.

Negro? Prieto? Moreno? A Question of Identity for Black Mexicans

nytimes.com — JOSÉ MARÍA MORELOS, Mexico - Hernán Reyes calls himself "negro" - black - plain and simple. After some thought, Elda Mayren decides she is "Afromexicana," or African-Mexican. Candido Escuen, a 58-year-old papaya farmer, is not quite sure what word to use, but he knows he is not mestizo, or mixed white and native Indian, which is how most Mexicans describe themselves.

In Mexico, an Embattled Governor Resigns

nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - The governor of the southern Mexico state where 43 college students have gone missing in a case that the authorities say has exposed the deep ties among local politicians, the police and organized crime stepped down on Thursday under pressure from his own party.

Suspected Leader of Mexican Drug Cartel Arrested in Texas

nytimes.com — MEXICO CITY - They have gone down with guns blazing on country roads and in opulent mansions, more quietly while sleeping in seaside condominiums and even, most recently, while dining in fine restaurants. But their downfalls have almost always occurred in Mexico.

Mexico finds many corpses, but not lost 43 students

theglobeandmail.com — With borrowed shovels and pick axes, the farmers drove their battered pickup trucks to a series of suspicious clearings in the countryside, jumped out and started digging. "Hey, hey, it's a spine," one of the men, part of a citizen police patrol, called out last week, fishing out what appeared to be a piece of spinal column.

Mexico finds many corpses, but not lost 43

smh.com.au — A volunteer searching for bodies holds up a bone fragment at a site near the outskirts of Iguala, Mexico. Photo: New York Times Iguala, Mexico: The search for 43 missing Mexican students who clashed with local police has instead unearthed a multitude of clandestine graves with unknown occupants right on the outskirts of the town of Iguala.

Mexico finds many corpses, but not lost 43

twincities.com — By Randal C. ArchiboldNew York Times Posted: 10/18/2014 12:01:00 AM CDT Updated: 10/18/2014 08:48:04 PM CDT IGUALA, Mexico -- With borrowed shovels and pick axes, the farmers drove their battered pickup trucks to a series of suspicious clearings in the countryside, jumped out and started digging.

Mexico finds many corpses, but not missing 43 students

seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:37 PM IGUALA, Mexico - With borrowed shovels and pick axes, the farmers drove battered pickups to a series of suspicious clearings in the countryside, jumped out and started digging.

Mexico Finds Many Corpses, but Not Lost 43

nytimes.com — IGUALA, Mexico - With borrowed shovels and pick axes, the farmers drove their battered pickup trucks to a series of suspicious clearings in the countryside, jumped out and started digging. "Hey, hey, it's a spine," one of the men, part of a citizen police patrol, called out last week, fishing out what appeared to be a piece of spinal column.

Bodies found in Mexico mass graves do not match missing students

theglobeandmail.com — The mystery of the whereabouts of 43 college students reported missing after an outbreak of violence in southern Mexico deepened Tuesday after the authorities reported that initial testing had showed that none of the students were among the 28 bodies found in mass graves.
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Oct 27, 2014

RT @bydavidconrad: Census agency moves closer to counting Mexico's often invisible black population, interesting piece by @randyNYT nyti.ms/ZONO90

Oct 26, 2014

Try the jambu, and don't forget the smoked mapara. A look at Thiago Castanho and Amazon's daring fare nyti.ms/1z9kJ7M @viaSimonRomero

Oct 26, 2014

RT @mediasayer: Negro? Prieto? Moreno? A question of identity for black Mexicans (Missed this gem by @RandyNYT) nyti.ms/1rAIttE

Oct 26, 2014

RT @longdrivesouth: @randyNYT Cool story. I am officially #moreno on some gov ID, but still #mestizo. Recalling the day Lucille asked me I was half-black. :)

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