Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assumes Mexico's presidency with the promise to profoundly transform Latin America's second-biggest economy.
The use of tear gas constitutes an escalation of the administration's war on migrants and a chilling indicator of its plans for the region.
From Argentina to Nicaragua and Mexico, the region's most vulnerable are being punished for the malfeasance of global finance.
Migrants burst through a Guatemalan border fence on Friday, streaming by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying authorities' pleas for an orderly crossing.
All victims were on the ground, spending the night in a field after a magnitude 7.2 temblor struck the area. The military chopper was carrying officials surveying damage.
Many of the United States' neighbors to the south will be voting on new heads of government, possibly changing their countries' directions.
Mexico, Canada and the U.S. should abandon the corporate model of trade that puts profits before protection of people and the planet.
It takes the president less than a week to create a major rift with one of the nation's neighbors and chief trading partners.
A panel of experts is accusing the Mexican government of thwarting its investigation of a student massacre and torturing suspects, but the top story in a prominent Mexican newspaper is about standing up to Trump.
On the eve of the release of a report investigating a student massacre in 2014, its authors and other human rights advocates feared an attempt to pre-empt the findings and discredit the work.