Category: Mexico

Tamara Pearson: US and Corporations Key Factors Behind Most Violent Year Yet in Mexico

This year has been the most violent year on record for Mexico, with almost 26,000 intentional homicides between January and September

Ramzy Baroud: Who Killed Oscar and Valeria: The Inconvenient History of the Refugee Crisis

The haunting image of the bodies of Salvadoran father, Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez, and his daughter, Valeria, who were washed ashore at a riverbank on the Mexico-U.S. border cannot be understood separately from El Salvador’s painful past

Sammy Feldblum: Back to the Wall

The same American myths that drove frontier expansion now support closing the borders

Cecilia Nowell: “Green Tide” Reaches Mexico as Oaxaca Decriminalizes Abortion

Oaxaca’s monumental decision last week to decriminalize abortion is part of a larger “Green Tide” movement across Latin America

Simon Schatzberg: AMLO’s State of the Union Address

Rhetoric Meets Reality

David L. Wilson: The US Has “Disappeared” More Than 42,000 Migrants

Where’s the Outrage?

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández: The Case for Nuance in Immigrant Stories

In his new book The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez, Aaron Bobrow-Strain captures why true border stories defy simplicity

Leonidas Oikonomakis: Zapatistas announce major expansion of autonomous territories

In a surprise announcement, the EZLN proclaim the creation of 11 new “caracoles” and autonomous municipalities, significantly expanding the territory under rebel control

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

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