Category: Mexico

John Ackerman: Leftist Hopeful’s Lead Signals Upheaval for Mexico

Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador enjoys a double-digit lead in Mexico’s presidential race. A tactical alliance between divided leftist groups might still be possible

Nicola Chávez Courtright: Green for Blue in the Mexican Security State

Mexico’s recently approved Internal Security Law grants its military unprecedented policing abilities—with broad-reaching implications for security policy across the region.

Angélica Almazán: An Election and a Movement

Can Marichuy, an Indigenous activist, collect enough signatures to appear on ballots in Mexico’s 2018 presidential election?

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Ryan Mallett-Outtrim: Mexico’s Death Projects

Local Activists Denounce Mining and Dam Boom in Puebla

Jose Olivares: Tepoztlán’s Highway to Nowhere

The town of Tepoztlán, Morelos, is at the vanguard of activism against corporate-friendly projects. Its fight against a highway expansion may be its toughest battle yet

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Tamara Pearson: Mexico’s Sugar Skull Artists

Today, the main difference between what is considered art or handicrafts has a lot to do with who is making the art, and who is buying it

Dawn Paley: Three Years After Ayotzinapa

All eyes are on Mexico as community members respond to two devastating earthquakes

Christy Thornton: Solidarity Versus the State

Many in Mexico think the government and political parties are hampering aid efforts

Edward Hunt: Fanning the Flames of Violence in Mexico

Leaders of the United States know that they bear significant responsibility for the violence in Mexico

José Orduña: A Devil in a Cast of Villains

President Trump’s pardoning of Joe Arpaio is despicable. But many politicians who have denounced it have also supported anti-immigrant policies and helped fuel the violent drug war in Mexico

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