Mexico: AMLO Seeks to Strengthen Latin American Integration

Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), Jesus Ramirez, confirmed the incoming government, which will take office on Dec. 1, will “look South,” bringing hope to the project of Latin American integration. In an exclusive interview with Argentina’s Pagina 12, Ramirez spoke to Sofia Solari about the country’s diplomatic and commercial relations with the United…

Freedom Rider: The Migrant Caravan and US Policy

Margaret Kimberley Washington blames “socialism” when Venezuelans flee their country’s US-created economic crisis, but defame Honduran refugees fleeing the misery created by the US in that country. “The United States must stop interfering in other nations and end its subversion of other countries’ democratic processes.” There are an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 would be migrants…

EZLN-Backed Indigenous Congress Starts Second National Assembly

“Our path continues, and the main difference with previous phases is that now we’re more original peoples walking together.” The indigenous organizations that proposed an indigenous, revolutionary woman as a candidate for the past Mexican presidential elections are holding their second national assembly to decide on their next steps in the struggle. “We’re now more…

Mexico: Over 9,000 Children Disappeared Amid Violent Security Policy

Since 1995 over 9,000 children in Mexico have disappeared, the country’s public defender Luis Raul Gonzalez announced Wednesday during the 3rd National Conference on the Rights of Children and Adolescents. Almost 5,000 disappeared during the 6-year government of Enrique Peña Nieto. Sandra Mejia, of the Network for the Rights of Children in Mexico (Redim), said…

Mexico: Fulfill the San Andrés Accords?

Gilberto López y Rivas It has become commonplace in the discourse of the political class, when talking about the original peoples, to repeat like a magic spell: “Fulfill the San Andrés Accords!” If this were truly one of the objectives of the next government, what would such a step mean, beyond the rhetoric that omits…

Fourth Anniversary of the Forced Disappearance of 43 Students in Ayotzinapa

Families and relatives of the disappeared students marched on the anniversary from the Angel of Independence to the Zócalo square to demand justice Resumen Latinamericano September 26, 2018, was the fourth anniversary of the tragic night of Iguala, of impunity and pain. Between the night of September 26 and the dawn of September 27, 2014,…

Mexico: AMLO Formally Requests Return of Ayotzinapa Experts

Mexico’s future government, led by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has formally requested the presence of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) which investigated the Ayotzinapa case, Mario Patron, the lawyer for the relatives of the students disappeared in 2014, said Thursday. The Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez Human Rights Center (Prodh), for…

Chiapas Earthquake Victims Claim Abandonment by Federal and State Authorities

Isaín Mandujano TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Chiapas – One year after the 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chiapas, there are only deception and protests, serious violations of the right to dignified housing, threats to block roads and international border bridges. Friday, September 7, was the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that leveled part of Chiapas. Fernando Ríos of the…

Students in Mexico Rise Up Against Political Repression

Adan Plascencia On September 3, students from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) organized a peaceful rally outside the Dean’s office in Ciudad Universitaria, the location of UNAM’s main campus in Mexico City. Soon after rallying, the students were attacked by criminal gangs known as porros with knives, steel poles, stones, molotov cocktails, fists and firecrackers….