Kate Linthicum

Kate Linthicum


@latimes reporter based in Mexico City

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Feminist protests in Mexico City tonight. Activists are demanding an end to violence against women — and that the country’s ruling party drop its support for a gubernatorial candidate accused by multiple women of rape.

The pandemic has decimated the Catholic church, which was already struggling to recruit priests. I wrote about a year in the life of one young Mexican priest, who, after watching five mentors die of Covid-19, hatched a creative plan to save his diocese.

We fanned out along the migrant trail to find out what's driving a big increase in border crossings. It's partly the lifting of lockdowns + the devastation of twin hurricanes. And partly the perception -- wrong or not -- that Biden has opened the border.

Mexico was a leader in the fight against climate change. But AMLO has stopped new renewable energy projects and has embraced dirty fossil fuels with an unapparelled fervor, driven by nationalism and nostalgia. Our dispatch from Mexico's coal country:

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I’m only just realizing the massive scale of this caravan as they march north into Mexico. It’s several thousand people. Just look.

A 7-year-old girl from India just died crossing the U.S. border. Her body was found in the same region where Scott Warren and No More Deaths has provided food and water to migrants to avoid tragedies like these.

The coronavirus has upended the fentanyl trade, cutting into the profits of Mexican traffickers and driving up street drug prices across the US. The reason why? Most of the chemicals used to make fentanyl came from one place: Wuhan, China.

Wow. This insanely racist cartoon ran today in the , my hometown newspaper and the first place I ever worked. The paper has always had a conservative editorial board, but this is next-level.

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An American journalist was shot last night while reporting in Juarez. He and his crew were filming a documentary for National Geographic inside a home when gunmen burst in and opened fire. At least one of the people they were interviewing was killed.

Mexico is a contradiction. In many ways so functional, in many ways so brutal. A place where three students can enroll in a world-class film program — then be murdered and dissolved in acid.

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