The Raramuri live in Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara, near Chihuahua city. Hundreds are said to be facing starvation. (photo: flickr Lon&Queta)
By MANUEL RUEDA
Channel: Latin American Affairs
At least 50 indigenous people are said to have committed suicide in the north of Mexico, where freezing temperatures and a long drought have left hundreds of members of the Raramuri tribe at the brink of starvation.
Syrian authorities have arrested blogger Razan Ghazzawi on the Syrian-Jordanian border today. Ghazzawi was on her way to Amman to attend a workshop on press freedom in the Arab world.
Her arrest has drawn criticism and anger from bloggers and activists around the world, who are calling for her immediate release.