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Yo Influyo (Translated via Google): Agraz Sofia Martinez , meanwhile, discussed the impact of regional papers, citing about the Regional Conference on Population and Development and the Consensus of Montevideo. He said that the Platform for Action of Cairo (1994) does not speak of “sexual rights”. In the case of Mexico, the National Strategy to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is based on the promotion of so-called “sexual and reproductive rights.” He concluded that it is important that civil society participation in the Second Regional Conference on Population and Development, to be held on 6 October in Mexico City.
IPS News Agency (Translated via Google): “Education should be in values, responsibility and parents and society in the formation of a multicultural and multiethnic state,” he told IPS Mexican Sofia Martinez, spokesman for the recommendations of the Commission of Education and Culture Forum Civil Society and Social Actors.
Life Site News: The Mexican Neydy Casillas, who was present representing Alliance Defending Freedom, stressed that the manipulation that has been taking place at the Summit of the Americas is a “new form of ideological dictatorship” trying to eliminate the cultural values of the Latin American peoples. “This is a paradox considering that the OAS was born to neutralize the threat of political dictatorships,” she said.
National Right to Life: Laws protecting the unborn, and therefore less permissive in regard to abortion, are controversial because they allegedly lead to hidden, illegal abortions and an increase maternal deaths.
El Salvador (Translated via Google): The Mexican attorney Neydy Casillas Padrón, who is legal counsel for Latin America and the Caribbean of the organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), argues that today “there is widespread confusion about abortion as a” right “.
Christian Today: Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed disappointment over the Mexican government’s failure to uphold religious freedom of 47 Protestants who were expelled from Chiapas state and reportedly barred from re-entry because of their religious beliefs.
Zenit: Recently, a new bill called the Rights of Girls, Boys, and Adolescents was approved by a majority in Mexico’s Senate. The bill was approved despite radical changes to the law initially proposed by President Peña Nieto. Congress removed the so-called, “sexual and reproductive rights,” which activists fiercely advocated.
Global Post: “Mexico City legalized gay marriage in late 2009. Less than a year later, the country’s Supreme Court ruled that the rest of the nation must recognize those marriages. That said, same-sex unions remain illegal in most of Mexico. As in the United States, the federal system here leaves the definition of marriage up to state legislators, or the municipal council in the case of Mexico City’s federal district.”
Reuters: “The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for Mexican national Edgar Tamayo on Wednesday, allowing Texas to put to death the convicted killer who is also at the center of a diplomatic dispute.”
LifeSiteNews: As the Mexican senate debates the creation of homosexual “marriage,” the country’s media are trumpeting a survey that claims to show shows that the majority Mexicans are in favor of legalizing such unions. However, Juan Dabdoub, president of Mexico’s Confamilia (Mexican Family Council), told LifeSiteNews.com that the statistics are “an elegant way of telling lies.” The survey “omits any reference to the structure of the sample,” he told us.
Independent Catholic News: Christian Solidarity Worldwide is marking Human Rights Day on 10 December with the release of its latest report on freedom of religion or belief in Mexico, which finds a ‘significant’ increase in religious freedom violations in the country in recent years.
YNetNews: In Mexico, President Peres stresses support of same-sex couples’ right to wed, start families while enjoying same rights as heterosexuals. Meanwhile, two bills attempting to legalize same-sex marriages make their way through Knesset
Morning Star News: Traditionalist Catholics abducted, jailed and beat a group of evangelical Christians with rods and stones in Oaxaca, Mexico last week on orders from the head of a municipality, according to human rights officials.
AP: Mexico has issued a decree banning slot machines, and limiting the ability of casino permit holders to rent out or cede their permits to other operators.
LifeSiteNews: In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews.com, Cabrera stated that schools have a right to protect students from such influences. If a school, “be it or not Catholic, has this as part of its ideology, it is correct for them to proceed in such manner,” he said.
AP: Over the years the unions developed a virtual lock on teacher hiring and promotion. Almost every new teacher must go through a union to gain a school assignment, a practice that has spawned notorious levels of corruption, including the sale and inheritance of teaching positions.
Buzz Feed: A recent ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court said that state laws restricting marriage to a man and a woman violated the country’s constitution, but Mexico’s complicated legal system means couples still have to sue to marry.
Bloomberg: At an open-air flea market outside McAllen, Texas (BEESTX), near the Mexican border, shoppers can buy a goat and get their car windows tinted. Tables with handwritten signs touting Viagra (MDPSVIAG) are stocked with herbal remedies promising to burn fat and boost breast size. You can also find pills to end a pregnancy.
Piero Tozzi at LifeNews: In sum, a majority of justices ruled as judges should, upholding the law and respecting the principles of legislative deference and federalism. The activists were thwarted in their effort to impose their will on the entire nation. Alliance Defending Freedom submitted an amicus brief in favor of the state amendments.
Piero Tozzi at Turtle Bay and Beyond: The Mexican Supreme Court yesterday upheld two state constitutional amendments from Oaxaca and Guanajuato that had protected life from “conception,” rejecting an attempt by two pro-abortion justices to reopen an issue that many had hoped was closed by a 2011 Supreme Court decision.
The Mexican Supreme Court did not allow pro-abortion ideologues to reopen a settled issue–that half of the states of Mexico can continue to declare in their state constitutions that life must be protected from the moment of conception.
LifeSiteNews: Mexico’s Supreme Court has declared that the state of Queretaro’s pro-life constitutional amendment is “invalid” because lawmakers did not receive the approval of a sufficient number of state municipal governments before announcing its promulgation.
LifeSiteNews: Homosexual couples are attempting to force the issue of gay “marriage” in Mexico by registering their marriages at the municipal level, sometimes with the connivance of sympathetic politicians, according to reports by the national media.
WorldBulletin.net: While Muslims and Jews came to Mexico early in the colonial period as ‘false Christians,’ approximately half the Muslims in Mexico today are among the rising number of converts, or reverts.
New Yorker: Last week, a young man came to the doors of the Seventy-Two, a shelter for migrants in Tenosique, Mexico, to deliver a message from a local offshoot of the Zetas, Mexico’s most vicious organized-crime group. “What we want is the head of the friar who is in charge of all this,” the man said. “We are going to the shelter today to get all of them.”
Washington Post: Mexico’s Supreme Court has ruled that two anti-gay words commonly used in Mexico are hate speech and not protected as freedom of expression under the country’s constitution, allowing those offended by them to sue for moral damages.
Buzz Feed: Denying same-sex couples the right to marry is unconstitutionally discriminatory, Mexico’s Supreme Court announced in a sweeping ruling made public Monday. The ruling not only makes a strong statement about Mexican law’s treatment of equal protection guarantees, it also relies heavily on civil rights rulings handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
LifeSiteNews: “Sadness, depression, fear of sterility, guilt,” drug abuse and suicide are just some of the effects suffered by women who have abortions in Mexico City, according to the country’s most eminent newspaper, El Universal. The newspaper ran an article openly acknowledging the psychological trauma associated with abortion on January 21.
LifeNews: A detailed letter entitled “Methodological flaws in the estimation of abortion in Latin America: Author’s reply to Singh and Bankole” was published yesterday in Ginecología y Obstetricia de México (Ginecol Obstet Mex), a Mexican peer-reviewed journal specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
World Magazine: A new study on abortions in Mexico refutes two main arguments for legalizing abortion and proves a pro-abortion research institute overestimated statistics used to advocate for the procedure. The study disproves claims that banning abortion leads to a large number of illegal procedures, which results in high rates of maternal deaths.
Salon: In a unanimous ruling Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Mexico has paved the way for same-sex couples to marry in every one of the country’s 31 states before the U.S. has federal marriage equality.
ABC: A federal appeals court in Denver has refused to block extradition of a gay illegal immigrant who sought protection in the U.S. claiming Mexican authorities persecute gay people. | Neri-Garcia v. Holder, No. 11-9566
AP: Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he is refusing to recognize the results of Mexico’s presidential election . . .
Enrique Torre Molina at the Huffington Post: A few weeks ago I called a meeting with editors and journalists from different Mexican LGBT media. I invited members of cable and online television, commercial and public radio, blogs, independent and high-profile magazines, mainstream newspapers, an LGBT news agency which just celebrated its 10-year anniversary and a comedy writer. Everyone except a couple attended. We gathered at the top floor of the National Council to Prevent Discrimination, which kindly let me use its space.
The Drudge Report is blaring the headline above from this Daily Caller Report: USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.
CNN: The leader of Mexico’s leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced Tuesday that he has asked Mexico’s Federal Election Institute for a recount of the ballots cast in Sunday’s presidential election.
AP: But with 99 percent of the vote tallied in the preliminary count, Lopez Obrador of the Democratic Revolution Party trails by just six percentage points behind the election’s apparent victor, Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.
LifeSiteNews: Jorge Serrano Limón, the founder of Mexico’s largest pro-life organization, has been acquitted in a criminal case promoted by pro-abortion groups that has dogged him for almost eight years.
LifeSiteNews: More than one third of women seeking an abortion in public institutions change their minds and choose life for their unborn children in response to alternatives offered by the Mexico City government, according to statistics released yesterday.
BBC: Every year thousands of women are forced into prostitution and traded from Mexico to the United States. The BBC investigates the sex trafficking business, which makes some men very wealthy at the expense of vulnerable young women.
AP: An outspoken priest who runs a shelter for migrants in southern Mexico has temporarily left his facility after receiving death threats, the shelter coordinator said Monday.
Perez’s age has not been disclosed, but a local news report stated that she received fertility treatment in order to become pregnant.
LifeSiteNews: Pro-abortion activists are celebrating five years of legalized abortion-on-demand in Mexico City on Tuesday, a milestone accompanied by a stark figure: almost 78,000 unborn children have died legally at the hands of abortionists since that date.
Religion Clause Blog: AP reports that Mexico’s Senate on Wednesday, by a vote of 72-35, approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow religious events to be celebrated in public as long as they do not involve electoral politics.
National Catholic Register: “It’s part of a trend in Latin America that often doesn’t get noticed: that there is the ‘latex left,’ and certainly countries like Uruguay and Argentina — they’re pushing this pro-abortion, pro-same-sex ‘marriage’ agenda, (and) the justices in Mexico City [are too],” said Tozzi. “But elsewhere the left is more of an old left that emphasizes economics rather than the ‘latex left’ issues,” he added . . . Tozzi sees signs of hope in other countries as well: “You also have the example of Ollanta Humala in Peru, who was elected president about half a year ago, with broad left-wing support. For a variety of reasons, he has rejected the ‘latex left’ agenda. His women’s affairs minister, a big pro-abortion supporter, was fired by him about a month ago and replaced with a woman who’s an evangelical Christian. So there are certain elements of the left in Latin America that are distinct from the latex left, which people sometimes overlook.”
Religion Clause: Mexico’s Constitution (Art. 130) provides that: “priests and ministers cannot form political associations nor carry out propaganda for any candidate, party or political group.” AP reported yesterday that Mexico’s Catholic Church is being criticized for releasing voter guidelines for the faithful as the July 1 presidential elections approach.
LifeSiteNews.com: The Mexican Supreme Court ruled this week in a 7-4 vote that the states of Jalisco and Baja California do not have a legitimate legal interest in their suit challenging Mexico City’s homosexual “marriage” law, which also allows same-sex couples to adopt children.
News from The Associated Press: Life seemed to give Karla Zepeda a break when a woman came to her dusty neighborhood of cinderblock homes and dirt roads looking for babies to photograph in an anti-abortion ad campaign.
LifeSiteNews.com: Mexico’s Federal Institute for Access to Information and the Protection of Personal Data (IFAI) has ordered Mexico’s federal prosecutorial wing to begin tracking the number of women in Mexico who have been imprisoned for abortion, according to local media sources.
LifeSiteNews.com: Mexico’s historically socially-conservative party, the National Action Party (PAN), has nominated a pro-abortion politician for the 2012 Mexico City mayoral race.
LifeSiteNews.com: Mexico City’s secretary of health is expressing alarm at the growing number of teen pregnancies in the metropolitan area, according to the city’s Reforma newspaper.
Fox News Latino: Cancun and other resort areas on the Mexican Caribbean will have a new attraction for gay and lesbian couples from the United States, Canada and Europe, allowing them to legalize their unions thanks to a quirk in the local civil code, activist Patricia Novelo told Efe.
LifeSiteNews.com: The rest of the country is holding on, but only barely, as the Supreme Court stands on the verge of imposing abortion on the entire country. For Americans and Canadians, the above scenario evokes bitter memories of a not-so-distant past, a lost world that slipped away, a society we only dream of having again. But for those of us who live in Mexico, that scenario is a daily reality. It is happening right now.
LifeSiteNews.com: “The homosexual movement has created a situation in society in which it is virtually impossible to criticize the movement without being portrayed as hateful, almost like a racist,” said Hoffman. “They have created an image of themselves as an oppressed minority group, and if anyone criticizes their movement they are hateful, they are cruel, they are advocating violence against homosexuals” so that “it is virtually impossible in society today, or people perceive it as impossible, to oppose their movement.”
LifeSiteNews.com: Mexico’s current front-runner in the 2012 presidential elections says that he is “personally” pro-life and opposes legalization of abortion in most cases, but adds that he is against criminal penalties for abortion as well.
ADF Attorney Piero A. Tozzi at C-FAM: While applauding the decision, Mexican pro-lifers are concerned that the respite may be temporary, as pro-life stalwarts Aguirre and Ortiz are nearing the end of their terms. Intriguingly, both were appointed by Ernesto Zedillo, the last president from Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the anti-clerical, secularist movement that dominated Mexican politics for most of the twentieth century. Adding to the uncertainty are upcoming presidential elections.
WSJ.com: Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim significantly increased his stake in the New York Times Co. for the second time in less than two months, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Catholic Culture: The Archdiocese of Puebla and Roca Fuerte, a Protestant organization, have agreed that Catholics and Protestants in the village of San Rafael Tlanalapan will respect one another’s religious liberty.
Fox News Latino: Mexico’s Supreme Court failed Wednesday to overturn a controversial anti-abortion law adopted by the northwestern state of Baja California.
LifeSiteNews.com: A proposed Mexican Supreme Court decision that would nullify pro-life amendments to Mexican state constitutions suffers from flawed reasoning, is “arbitrary,” and “frankly confused,” according to Piero Tozzi, an international human rights law expert and senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund.
Personhood USA: Early next week, the Mexico Supreme Court is slated to hear and decide the constitutionality of two Personhood amendments. They are expected to deliver a verdict by Wednesday.
Christian Post: About 70 Protestant Christians lived in the village of San Rafael Tlanalapan, Puebla state, until Monday (Sept. 12), when they faced a frightening ultimatum – leave immediately or be “crucified or lynched.”
The Mexican Supreme Court appears to be on the verge of overturning two state constitutional amendments that protect the right to life from the moment of conception, according to national media sources.
LifeSiteNews.com: s Mexico moves towards the regulation of in vitro fertilization, Mexico’s secretary of health has declared his opposition to permitting the freezing of embryos, a practice that results in the production and, ultimately, the destruction of thousands of human lives every year.
Department of State: Representatives from the United States and Mexico met in Washington, DC, on August 30 and 31 to begin formal negotiations on a transboundary energy agreement. The agreement is intended to govern the disposition and regulation of hydrocarbon reservoirs that cross our international maritime boundary.
AP: Presbyterians in Mexico are breaking ties with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) because of differences over homosexuality.
LifeSiteNews.com: Pro-life and pro-abortion representatives in the congress of the Mexican State of Hidalgo are offering opposing laws, one to protect the right to life from conception, and the other to depenalize the deadly procedure during the first 12 weeks of gestation
AP: The city government says in a statement that about 6 percent of those getting married in same-sex weddings in the city are foreigners.
CNN.com: At least 21 federal prosecutors in Mexico have resigned in the past four days, an announcement that comes on the heels of a purge of agents and investigators in the attorney general’s office.
LifeSiteNews: Mexico’s National Pro-Life Committee (Provida), the country’s largest and most prominent pro-life organization, has filed a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission regarding the mass murder of unborn children currently taking place in the nation’s Federal District. Currently abortion is legal, and financed, during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy in Mexico City.
HSLDA: The Spanish-speaking homeschool movement began in Mexico but is expanding throughout the world. In May, El Hogar Educador mailed the spring issue of its magazine to 5,428 families in 28 countries.