Category: Mexico

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Danica Jorden: Police Fire on Femicide Protest in Cancún

The details were sickening and at the same time so familiar. Another young woman missing, raped, murdered and mutilated

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David Bacon: Building a Cross-Border Culture of Solidarity

Workers in Mexico and the United States face some of the same challenges–and some of the same employers

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Ryan Devereaux: Border Patrol Leaves Migrants in Remote Town as Deaths Rise

Dumping hundreds of migrants in the remote Mexican border town of Sasabe puts them at risk from organized crime

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Tamara Pearson: Guatemalan and Mexican governments use pandemic to turn back refugee caravan

“People who are fleeing crime and searching for a better future shouldn’t be treated like this”. “But there is something that we have, as migrants. We don’t give up, we do everything to achieve our goals.”

Zoe Mendelson: Feminists Take Over Federal Building in Mexico City and Use Painting as a Weapon

In protest of femicide, the artists painted over portraits of all-male historical figures hanging in the National Human Rights Commission

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Tamara Pearson: Closure of Border to Refugees Spreads Misery as US Tourists Vacation in Mexico

Around 91 percent of migrants apprehended while trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S.’s Southwest border are being sent back within as little as two hours.

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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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