Category: Mexico

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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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”

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