The historical significance of the Mexican Revolution
By Eric London, 5 December 2014
Despite the passage of a century, the impact of the Mexican Revolution still dominates all aspects of Mexican political and cultural life. This is the second of a three-part series.
The historical significance of the Mexican Revolution
By Eric London, 4 December 2014
Despite the passage of a century, the impact of the Mexican Revolution still dominates all aspects of Mexican political and cultural life. This is the first of a three-part series.
By Rafael Azul, 3 December 2014
Protests over the disappearance of 43 students pose the question of who will rule Mexico.
By Rafael Azul, 29 November 2014
The discovery of eleven decapitated youth adds to the long list of bodies that have been exhumed in Guerrero, both before and since the disappearance of 43 students.
By Eric London, 22 November 2014
The entire political establishment in Mexico, backed by the United States, is implicated in the disappearance and likely massacre of the 43 student teachers.
By Rafael Azul, 22 November 2014
Workers and students spoke about the massacre and abduction of teaching school students in Iguala, 43 or whom are still missing.
By Don Knowland, 14 November 2014
The disappearance of 43 rural teaching students has contributed to a growing popular rejection of the major political parties in Mexico.
By Don Knowland, 11 November 2014
The attorney general’s presentation of gang confessions claiming that the 43 missing students were killed and burned has further incited an outraged Mexican public.
By Our reporter, 11 November 2014
The Mexican president’s private mansion has been linked toa multibillion-dollar contract awarded to a corporatesupporter.
By Rafael Azul, 7 November 2014
Marchers demanded the resignation of President Peña Nieto over the government’s handling of the September 26 massacre and mass kidnapping.
By Rafael Azul, 31 October 2014
At a meeting with Peña Nieto, relatives of kidnapped students voiced anger over federal government inaction.
By Rafael Azul, 29 October 2014
A Congressional panel is calling on the defense secretary to testify on the role of the Army in the disappearance of students.
By Rafael Azul, 24 October 2014
Students are demanding that the investigation into the killing and abduction of their classmates be taken out of the hands of the government.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 October 2014
The disappearance of the 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero is bound up with the rising inequality and savage violence that go hand in hand with Mexico’s free market “reforms.”
By Don Knowland, 18 October 2014
Outrage remains widespread as the Mexican government has failed to reveal what happened to the missing students.
By Rafael Azul, 16 October 2014
At least 29 universities joined the protest walkout, and in Guerrero, 87 percent of schools were on strike.
By Rafael Azul, 15 October 2014
Students, education workers and families mobilized in Guerrero demanding the resignation of the governor and the return of the disappeared students.
By Rafael Azul, 10 October 2014
The killings have triggered a tidal wave of national anger that threatens the stability of the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto.
By Don Knowland, 8 October 2014
Guerrero state authorities confirmed that a local gang tied to the Iguala mayor killed the students.
By Don Knowland, 6 October 2014
After a protest over school resources and jobs a week ago, teaching students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero were shot at by local police and then rounded up and turned over to gang members.
By Don Knowland, 1 October 2014
Mexican President Peña Nieto signed into law a national system implementing standardized evaluations of public school teachers.
By Eric London, 15 September 2014
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto used his September 2 State of the Union address to promote his agenda of turning over Mexico’s energy resources to foreign corporations.
By Matthew Brennan, 20 August 2014
The disaster has cut off water supplies for over 20,000 people in Sonora.
By Don Knowland, 11 August 2014
The politics of López Obrador’s MORENA party serves sections of Mexican capital, not the working class.
By Kevin Martinez, 12 July 2014
Wednesday's accident was at least the third derailment of trains carrying migrants across Mexico since last month.
By Don Knowland, 12 June 2014
President Peña Nieto’s plan to modernize the Mexican economy has led to slower growth and widespread disaffection with government policies.
By Don Knowland, 3 April 2014
The Mexican military has captured the number one narcotics trafficker in Mexico, Joaquín Guzmán of the Sinaloa cartel.
By Don Knowland, 29 March 2014
The highest level of instability in Mexico in over 80 years has resulted from armed clashes between drug cartels and rural self-defense groups and the intervention of federal troops.
By Matthew Brennan, 12 February 2014
On February 3, Mexican featherweight boxer Oscar Gonzalez died from brain injuries sustained during a match with Jesus Galicia in Mexico City.
By Don Knowland, 16 December 2013
Political and economic tensions dominate Mexico as the ruling parties push legislation through Congress opening up Mexican oil to international conglomerates.
By Don Knowland, 16 December 2013
The investment flood surges despite the tepid pace of Mexican economic growth and the debacle for those who purchased bonds issued by the three largest Mexican housing developers.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2013
Encircled by riot police and metal security fences, Mexico’s congress is expected to soon enact constitutional amendments allowing the partial privatization of the state energy firm, PEMEX.
By John Marion, 9 November 2013
More than 176 cases have been reported in Mexico, with the cholera strain matched to the one causing Haiti’s epidemic
By Rafael Azul, 21 September 2013
Twin storms have had a widespread impact across Mexico, causing floods and destruction.
By Rafael Azul, 17 September 2013
Protesting public school teachers were savagely expelled from Mexico City’s central square by security forces under orders from the Peña Nieto government.
By Rafael Azul, 10 September 2013
The protest against the privatization of PEMEX drew workers, high school and university students, retirees and sections of the middle class.
By Tom Eley, 3 September 2013
Documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA specifically targeted for surveillance leaders of the two largest Latin American countries.
By Don Knowland, 15 August 2013
Mexico’s ruling party proposal will partner the national oil company with giant oil companies.
By Rafael Azul, 14 May 2013
A tanker truck carrying pressurized LP gas careened off a highway near Mexico City killing 24 people.
By Don Knowland, 6 May 2013
With trade between the two countries totaling nearly half a trillion dollars last year, Mexico is Washington’s second-largest trading partner.
By Don Knowland, 1 May 2013
Obama is arriving in Mexico in the wake of a political scandal over election tampering and amid changes in US-Mexico security arrangements.
By Rafael Azul, 30 April 2013
Tens of thousands of Mexican teachers are mobilizing against education reforms that attack job security and subordinate public education to corporate interests.
By Rafael Azul, 26 April 2013
Guerrero teachers have repudiated state and federal education reforms.
By Rafael Azul, 1 March 2013
Mexican teachers union leader Elba Esther Gordillo was arrested on charges of embezzling and money laundering .
By Rafael Azul, 25 February 2013
Mexico is heading increasingly toward a dirty war, as the US collaborates in the militarization of its society.
By Rafael Azul, 2 February 2013
Thirty-three are dead and 121 wounded from a mysterious explosion at the headquarters of the state-owned oil company.
By Rafael Azul, 22 December 2012
The death of 24 people in the course of an escape attempt at a Mexican prison shines a light on the deterioration of Mexican society during the drug war.
By Rafael Azul, 18 December 2012
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced plans to partially privatize state-owned Pemex Oil Company.
By Barry Grey, 13 December 2012
The financial mafia that bestrides the American economy and controls the political system is, in practice, above the law.
By Rafael Azul, 3 December 2012
Across Mexico, workers and youth greeted the transfer of power to President Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI with protests.
By Rafael Azul, 3 October 2012
The Mexican Chamber of Deputies approved a labor reform law that attacks living standards and working conditions for the working class.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 September 2012
An explosion that ripped through a Patrollers Mexicanos (PEMEX) gas facility in northeastern Mexico near the US border has left as many as 34 workers dead and dozens more injured.
By Rafael Azul, 5 September 2012
On August 24, Mexican police shot and wounded two American CIA agents.
By Rafael Azul, 7 July 2012
The controversy over the vote count coming out of Sunday’s elections in Mexico reflects a crisis of leadership in the Mexican ruling class.
By Rafael Azul, 3 July 2012
Preliminary results indicate that the candidate of the PRI, the former longtime ruling party, has won the presidential contest in Mexico.
By Rafael Azul, 25 June 2012
There is less than one week to go before the July 1 elections in Mexico that will decide which presidential candidate, and which party, will rule during the next six years.
By David Brown, 14 June 2012
A House committee will vote next week on whether to hold US Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over Operation Fast and Furious.
By Rafael Azul, 31 May 2012
The run-up to Mexico’s July 1 elections has been suddenly overshadowed by a nationwide student protest movement denouncing the political bias of the country’s privately owned mass media.
By Bill Van Auken, 26 May 2012
Reports issued this week by the US State Department and Amnesty International charge Mexico’s army and police with crimes against the Mexican people, even as Washington continues to funnel aid and arms to these forces.
By Bill Van Auken, 16 May 2012
In a brutal escalation of Mexico’s drug war, scores of decapitated and mutilated bodies were recovered outside of the northern industrial city of Monterrey.
By Rafael Azul, 1 May 2012
Hundreds of police attacked students protesting for more resources for education in Morelia Mexico.
By Rafael Azul, 24 April 2012
The July 1 elections in Mexico will take place in the midst of a social crisis of historic proportions.
By Rafael Azul, 21 March 2012
Pope Benedict’s visit to Mexico is being preceded by a constitutional reform that overturns the principles of a secular state secured by the Mexican Revolution.
By Rafael Azul, 24 January 2012
Mexico’s food crisis is turning into a famine for the marginalized groups such as the Tarahumara Indians in Chihuahua State.
By Rafael Azul, 21 December 2011
Two Mexican student teachers were killed by Mexican police in the Southern State of Guerrero December 12.
By Don Knowland, 7 December 2011
With Mexico’s three main parties, the PAN, PRI and PRD, all defending the existing capitalist setup, deteriorating social conditions are creating conditions for mass struggles.
By Rafael Azul, 28 November 2011
Tens of thousands of teachers in 14 Mexican states carried out strikes and protests on November 22 to oppose the government’s attack on public education.
By Rafael Azul, 21 November 2011
News of a developing famine in northern Mexico coincides with a recently released report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean that reveals increasing food insecurity throughout this vast region.
By Rafael Azul, 14 November 2011
On November 1, some 150 police officers in Juarez México attacked protesters who belong to a pacifist group, the Front of United Citizens.
By Rafael Azul, 26 October 2011
Two weeks of torrential rains have created an environmental crisis that threatens the food supplies of Mexico, Central America and Colombia.
By Luis Arce, 12 August 2011
Latin America’s financial markets suffered the most severe losses of any in the world in the “Black Monday” global sell-off that followed the downgrading of US debt.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 August 2011
The Mexican government has acknowledged that US intelligence and military officials are deployed inside Mexico, but refused to confirm details on their role in the country’s “drug war” for reasons of “national security”.
By Kevin Kearney, 20 July 2011
Mexico’s PRI—which controlled national politics for 70 years before it was unseated in 2000—has managed to parlay popular opposition to President Calderon into electoral gains in three more Mexican states.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 June 2011
An arsenal of assault rifles and other weapons seized by police in Mexico has been traced to a US government program that intentionally allowed guns to be smuggled across the border.
By Bill Van Auken, 3 June 2011
An international commission that includes former Latin American presidents and US officials issued a scathing indictment of Washington’s “war on drugs.”
By Rafael Azul, 2 June 2011
In occupying central Oaxaca, thousands of striking teachers are repeating the form of struggle that they carried out in 2006. Despite their militancy, today as in 2006, the teachers go into struggle without a clear political perspective.
By Rafael Azul, 20 May 2011
As the brutal war between the Mexican Government and the drug cartels claims the lives of thousands of civilian victims, evidence piles up of the complicity of US and international banks in the financing and arming of the global drug trade.
By Kevin Kearney, 11 May 2011
The peace march is a particular manifestation of growing national dissatisfaction with the bloody drug war that has effectively shredded the social fabric of Mexico.
By Rafael Azul, 9 May 2011
A May 3 explosion in a coalmine in northern Mexico exposes brutal conditions for miners as well as the corruption and indifference of the government. The mine was one of many precarious and unregulated mines in Mexico.
By Kevin Kearney, 1 March 2011
Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s provocative visit to Oaxaca last month reawakened the apparently dormant volcano of the region’s militant teachers and students.
By Bill Van Auken, 17 February 2011
Teachers fought a pitched battle with state and federal police in the city of Oaxaca Tuesday, as the death toll from Mexico’s drug war continued to mount elsewhere in the country.
By Bill Van Auken, 10 February 2011
The second highest civilian official in charge of the US Army warned Monday that US troops may have to intervene in Mexico to combat what he termed an “insurgency”.
By Kevin Kearney, 15 December 2010
US and Mexican officials discussed imposing a “state of exception” to facilitate army operations in Mexico, cables released by WikiLeaks show.
By Rafael Azul, 11 December 2010
A recently released report describes abominable conditions for Mexican orphans and the disabled poor.
By Kevin Martinez and Rafael Azul, 30 August 2010
The bodies of 72 undocumented immigrants were found in a ranch in northern Mexico by Mexican marines after a gun battle with drug traffickers on August 25.
By Rafael Azul, 6 July 2010
On Sunday, Mexicans went to the polls to vote for governors and legislatures in 12 states.
By Hiram Lee, 25 June 2010
BP was forced to remove the cap on the Deepwater Horizon wellhead on Wednesday following an accident with an underwater robotic vehicle used for examinations and repairs.
By Jerry White, 10 June 2010
In the second killing of a Mexican citizen by the US Border Patrol in less than two weeks, an agent shot and killed a 15-year-old youth Monday evening at the El Paso, Texas-Ciudad Juarez crossing.
By Rafael Azul, 24 March 2010
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading a high-level US delegation to Mexico City this week for crisis talks on the US-backed “drug war”.
By Kevin Kearney, 15 February 2010
Mexico’s “war on drugs” is an unmitigated social disaster, having claimed some 17,000 lives over the last three years, while doing nothing to curb drug trafficking. Its failure has led to deepening fissures in the ruling party, the PAN.
By Rafael Azul, 15 October 2009
Earning praise from Mexico’s financial sector and Wall Street, President Felipe Calderón ordered the sudden liquidation of Mexico’s Luz y Fuerza del Centro public electrical utility, wiping out the jobs of 44,000 workers.
By Rafael Azul, 14 September 2009
Mexican President Felipe Calderon called for doing ‘more with less’ when he presented to Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies his 2010 budget.
By Rafael Azul, 26 August 2009
The Mexican economy shrank at an annual rate of 10.3 percent in the second quarter of 2009, the worst economic performance since 1981.
By Rafael Azul, 14 August 2009
This week’s NAFTA summit in Guadalajara ended without any agreement on confronting the deep economic crisis that has swept the North American continent.
By Carlos del Rocío, 22 July 2009
The deployment of 2,500 more Mexican army troops to the state of Michoacán signals a major escalation of the US-backed “war on drugs” being waged by the Calderón government.
By Rafael Azul, 13 July 2009
The defeat of México’s ruling National Action Party (PAN) at the hands of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the July 5 midterm election signals an escalating crisis of bourgeois rule.
By Rafael Azul, 9 June 2009
A fire that swept through the ABC day care center in Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora state in northern Mexico June 5, has claimed the lives of 44 children, while leaving at least 30 others in critical conditions.
By Rafael Azul and Kevin Kearney, 25 May 2009
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission, an independent government agency, has reported that the Mexican army is torturing citizens just across the US border in its war on drug cartels.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 April 2009
With the death toll in Mexico’s swine flu epidemic having risen to at least 159, measures taken to halt the spread of the disease are deepening the country’s economic slump. Meanwhile, criticism of the government’s handling of the crisis is growing.
By Bill Van Auken, 27 March 2009
With its reinforcement of federal agents on the border, increased aid to the Mexican military and visits by Secretary of State Clinton and other top US officials, the Obama administration is escalating its intervention in Mexico’s “drug war.”