Mexico: 34 Candidates Assassinated Ahead of Parliamentary and Subnational Elections

Peoples Dispatch 34 aspiring candidates have been assassinated in Mexico ahead of the parliamentary and subnational elections scheduled for June 6. Photo: Especial According to the consulting firm Etellekt’s latest report on political violence, so far, 88 politicians have been assassinated since the beginning of the election campaign in September 2020. 34 of them were…

Foreign Capital is Trying to Crush AMLO’s Energy Reform

Kawsachun News President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has vowed to push on in his quest to properly regulate the country’s hydrocarbons industry, despite the obstacles placed by foreign capitalists and the notoriously corrupt Mexican justice system. President AMLO today rejected the move by two judges, Rodrigo…

Mexico: AMLO and the 4T, in the Center of the Ring

Gisela Brito and Guillermo Javier González The coming to power of Morena in 2018, under the leadership of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), has rearranged the Mexican political chessboard. The current president has become the central axis of Mexican politics, and support for him during his first years in office has not diminished, but rather…

175 Years of Border Invasions: The Anniversary of the U.S. War on Mexico and the Roots of Northward Migration

David Vine Amid renewed fear mongering about an “invasion” at the U.S.-Mexico border, this week’s 175th anniversary of the 1846–1848 war the U.S. government instigated with Mexico is a reminder that throughout U.S. history, invasions have gone almost exclusively from north to south, not vice versa. A near-continuous series of invasions—military, political, and economic—moving from…

Anti-Chavismo Raises the R2P Banner

Misión Verdad Colombia, Armed Groups and Border Fighting: Analysis Beyond Apure The Colombian-Venezuelan border is heating up again with the latest war events involving irregular criminal groups coming from Colombia and the security forces of the Bolivarian Republic, and as any hot spot of conflict, it is being oversaturated with information and crossed narratives that…

Amidst Aggressions, EZLN Support Bases Suspend Planting Activities

Report from Avispa Midia on the continued aggressions being carried out against the community of Nuevo San Gregorio in the Autonomous Zapatista Rebel Municipality of Lucio Cabañas, Chiapas. On Monday February 1st, a group of people invaded the land where support bases of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (BAEZLN), belonging to the community of…

Mexico Elections: Standards and Banners

Miguel Angel Ferrer Workers are preparing to take a new step in the task of dismantling another pillar of neo-liberalism: the so-called autonomous bodies, a parallel form of government designed to divert the nation’s resources into private hands. This is a less blatant facet of the privatization of public goods. A hypocritical method of plundering…

2020 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide May Rise Again

Roger D. Harris The balance between the US drive to dominate Latin America and the Caribbean and its counterpart, the Bolivarian cause of regional independence and integration, tipped portside by year end 2020 with major popular victories, including reversal of the coup in Bolivia and the constitutional referendum in Chile. Central has been the persistence…

Mexico: Militarization and Death for Indigenous Peoples

Carlos Aznarez Bury our Dead, Honor our Fallen, and Take Justice into our Own Hands C.A. In the Southeast of Mexico, all these months have seen an increase in violent acts linked to paramilitarism, but also to the absence of the government in the state of Guerrero. Days ago, two men and women were murdered…