Category: Mexico

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?

Danica Jorden: In Argentina and Mexico, “Not One Less” Means Every Woman’s Life Matters

Women’s rights activists in Argentina have revived the slogan that began in Mexico in response to the mass killings of young women in Ciudad Juárez

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Dan La Botz: Left Divided as Violence and Protests Derail Mexican Elections

While the election is in jeopardy in half a dozen states, the government is likely to continue to spearhead voting, despite sporadic cartel violence and social protests

Marco A. Torres: A Mexican Election Like No Other

Violence and vandalism have gripped the country in the runup to the elections

Charlotte Maria Saenz: An “Other” Feminism

A Review of Hilary Klein’s Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories

Jesse Franzblau: “U.S. Ties with Mexico’s Military Have Never Been Closer”

The kidnapping and disappearance of 43 students from a teacher-training college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero has sparked renewed attention to the devastating effects of the U.S.-backed drug war in Mexico. More than six months have passed since the students’ disappearance, and while dozens of police officials and local drug gang members have been arrested, the investigations Read more…

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Sonali Kolhatkar: Why Mexico’s Farmworkers Who Harvest Our Food Are on Strike

Poor treatment of the workers who pick our produce is no accident. It is a predictable outcome of a system designed to have a bottleneck controlled by fewer and fewer corporations

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Rebecca Gordon: Can You Say “Blowback” in Spanish?

The Failed War on Drugs in Mexico (and the United States)

Charlotte Maria Saenz: Women Up in Arms

Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds embrace a new gender politics

Hilary Klein: Ya Basta!

Twenty-one years ago, in January 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) captured the world’s imagination when it rose up to demand justice and democracy for the indigenous people of Chiapas, taking on the Mexican government and global capitalism itself. The EZLN is named after Emiliano Zapata, a hero of the Mexican Revolution

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