Category: Mexico

Caitlin Manning: AMLO in office: from megaprojects to militarization

While hiding behind a mask of progressiveness, Mexican president AMLO is championing a neoliberal regime and promoting highly controversial megaprojects

Lori Wallach: Tariff Temper Tantrum

Trump “Created a Fake Crisis & Has Announced a Fake Solution” with Mexico

Laura Carlsen: Trump’s Mexico Tariffs Are About White Nationalism, Not Trade

There’s nothing “uncontrollable” about people applying for asylum. All the U.S. has to do is meet its obligations under international law

Manuel Perez Rocha: Trump’s Mexico Tariffs: A ‘Foolish’ Policy

There are basic calculations that indicate that the cost of one of Trump’s planned tariffs to Mexico will be paid basically by U.S. citizens. Some say that some households might end up paying as much as $600-800 in the raised costs

Laura Carlsen: Republicans Clash with Trump over Proposed Tariffs

Senate Republicans defied the president Tuesday, announcing their opposition to the tariffs

Tamara Pearson: Beer Transnationals Are Sucking Mexico Dry

Mexico is the biggest beer exporter globally, but it barely has enough water for its residents and farmers

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

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