Category: Mexico

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David Bacon: Will the New NAFTA Make the Pandemic Worse for Mexicans?

For Mexican workers, farmers, and the poor, the pandemic and the new treaty replacing NAFTA are a devastating one-two punch

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Tamara Pearson: US drinks beer, produces cars, military tech at expense of Mexican lives

United States-owned company Constellation Brands is defying local orders and forcing Mexican workers to continue producing its Corona and Modelo beers for export to US consumers

David Agren: Top Mexican Labor Lawyer Arrested After Activism in US-Owned Factories

A prominent labour lawyer in Mexico’s borderlands has been arrested on accusations of inciting violence – a move family members and colleagues denounced as retribution for advising wildcat strikers at US-owned factories.

Madeleine Wattenbarger: Protests against anti-Black violence and police spread to Mexico

Mexicans have flooded social media with statements of support for protests in the US against anti-Black violence

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Tamara Pearson: Mexico: Strange and excessive abuses

In Puebla, Mexico, the state government tried to take over city buildings in order to secure power for drug cartels that they allegedly have a pact with

Kent Paterson: Mexican Workers Strike For Paid Home Leave

The COVID-19 coronavirus-related work stoppages mark the third big wildcat strike wave in the northern Mexican maquiladora industry during the last four-and-a half years

Alan Benjamin: April 14 Day of Work Stoppage in Maquiladoras Along US-Baja Calif. Border

The struggle of these maquiladora workers is our struggle

Jessica Corbett: Millions of Women in Mexico Join “Day Without Us” Strike to Protest Gender-Based Violence

“In Mexico it’s like we’re in a state of war; we’re in a humanitarian crisis because of the quantity of women that have disappeared or been killed”

Yasnaya Elena Aguilar Gil: Jëën pä’äm, the illness of fire

If the propagation of the virus shows us the insides of the interrelated structures in which we live, it also shows that only collective care that can stop the pandemic

Jessica Corbett: Millions of Women in Mexico Protest Gender-Based Violence

“In Mexico it’s like we’re in a state of war; we’re in a humanitarian crisis because of the quantity of women that have disappeared or been killed.”

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