Category: Mexico

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Tamara Pearson: AMLO vs Zapata

Mexico’s new left-leaning President sees an opportunity in championing the legacy of the Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. But does his record so far live up to Zapata’s ideals?

Humberto Beck: Navigating Corruption, Inequality and Trump

As President Trump continues his threats to close the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of asylum seekers, we look at the response from Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the first four months of his presidency

Alex Jensen: Tosepan: Resistance and Renewal in Mexico


Since the mid-1980s, Mexico has been a poster child for globalization. Through free trade treaties and structural adjustment policies imposed by international financial institutions, the country has been “liberalized”—opened up to unfettered corporate investment and imports—to an extent matched by few other countries. Though the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is the most well-known Read more…

Alexia Fernández Campbell: Thousands of workers at US factories in Mexico are striking for higher wages

The movement is now spreading beyond factories in the border region, with cashiers at US-owned supermarkets and fast-food chains demanding raises too. That includes Sam’s Club stores and Walmart stores

Bruce Neuburger: Braceros Then and Now

The level of abuse, the intensity of the racial hatred being directed against immigrants (and others outside the narrow frame of white supremacy), is such that we are in ugly, dangerous territory

Daniel Blue Tyx: A Labor Spring for Mexico’s Maquilas?

In Matamoros, wildcat strikes propelled by AMLO’s election and social media were victorious in improving conditions for 30,000 maquiladora workers. Will it mark a new era for union organizing in Mexico?

Alex Jensen: Tosepan: Resistance and Renewal in Mexico

This is one of the signal lessons of the inspiring work of Tosepan: that a culture of solidarity — fortified by cooperative(s) providing for material and cultural needs — deepens democracy, and that this in turn makes it very hard for predatory capital to enter

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Vijay Prashad: Pox Americana

Interview on Venezuela, India, Mexico, Congo, and U.S. Hegemony

Hilary Klein: Lessons to Learn on the 25th Anniversary of the Zapatista Uprising

The Zapatista movement has a deep sense of community, the unquestioned assumption that the collective well being takes priority over the individual

Zarefah Baroud: The Faces Behind the Wall

My Experience at the US-Mexico Border

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