Category: Mexico

Tim MacGabhann: Mexico: The Storm That Wasn’t

After warnings and much concern leading into the weekend, Patricia appears to have been no more than a blowhard

David Adler: Do We Have a Right to the City?

Mexico City’s experience shows that you can’t establish a “right to the city” without taking on the power of capital

John Gibler: ‘It Was the State’: Unmasking the Official Ayotzinapa Narrative

A year has passed and we still do not know the fate of the 43 rural college students from Ayotzinapa forcibly disappeared on Sept. 26, 2014 in Iguala, Mexico

Tim MacGabhann: Mexico’s Plan Merida on Trial

Plan Merida has been blamed for worsening the country’s security situation and allowing atrocities like the Ayotzinapa disappearances to flourish

Andalusia Knoll: Ayotzinapa: Necropolitics and the Media as Judge and Jury

Necropolitics: where the state has the “power and the capacity to dictate who may live and who must die”

Dan La Botz: The Agony of Mexican Labor Today

For the last year and a half, tens of thousands of Mexican teachers have been involved in demonstrations, weeks-long strikes, seizure of highway toll booths and government buildings, and violent confrontations with the police and the army. These teachers, in the southern and western states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Michoacán, oppose the education reform Read more…

David Bacon: The Pacific Coast Farm Worker Rebellion

Mixtec and Triqui farm workers in the U.S. and Mexico also share a common history of labor organizing

Editors of SinEmbargo: Mexico: “We Are the Problem Because We Disturb Both the Government and the Narcos”

Here we are all the problem, disturbing both the Government and the narcos; we’re faced with repression on two fronts, the legal and the illegal

Laura Carlsen: Expect the Barometer to Rise in Mexico

Over 90 percent of Mexicans have lost faith in their political parties. What comes next?

David Adler: The Revolutionary Election That Wasn’t

Despite a year of social unrest, this month’s Mexican elections mostly preserved the status quo. What happened?

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