Category: Mexico

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Vijay Prashad: Despair and Unrest

The statistics explain the anger. Seven women are killed every day in Mexico. Over the past three decades, over 45,000 women have been killed

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Tamara Pearson: Mexico Already Has a Giant Wall, and a Mining Company Helped to Build It

Some walls are made of concrete and razor wire. Others are made of soldiers, violence, bureaucracy and misinformation. While Grupo Mexico has built a long wall to stop migrants from getting on or off its long distance train, “The Beast,” the Mexican government’s Southern Border Plan is also making it much harder for Central American Read more…

Danica Jorden: Cancun Residents Halt Developers to Protect and Revive Beloved Mangrove

As one of the only green spaces for Cancun residents, the loss of Tajamar Mangrove was felt immediately, and civic reaction was swift

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Levi Gahman: Dismantling neoliberal education: a lesson from the Zapatistas

The non-hierarchical education of the Zapatistas cries dignity and suggests that the suffering of the neoliberal university can be withstood and overcome

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee: Berry Farmworkers Toil 12 Hours A Day For $6. Now They’re Demanding A Raise

Farmworkers in the United States and in Mexico have been on a three-year-long fight to get Driscolls — the world’s largest berry distributor — to recognize their unions

Jen Wilton: More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico – A Book Review

A review of More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico

Ken Jones: Walking a Migrant Trail

How can Christians – or people of any faith, or no faith, for that matter – reconcile themselves to the militarization and victimization taking place in our borderlands, in our names?

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Walden Bello: The Big Blowback

When the late Chalmers Johnson introduced the word “blowback” to the analysis of Washington’s relations with the rest of the world…he saw as the most dangerous blowback the destabilization of American democratic processes by the multiple consequences of Washington’s adventures abroad.

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Walden Bello: The Big Blowback

The biggest blowback from U.S. policies abroad has been the erosion of the country’s democratic processes

Paul Ashby: Trade Efficiency and Border Security at Odds on the U.S. Mexico Border

Through technological fixes and greater collaboration, the U.S.-Mexico border prepares for a smoother interchange of goods, while becoming an even more dangerous barrier for everyday people

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