Social Movements

Disappeared Youth Spark Protests in Mexico’s Worst Political Crisis in Decades

Escrito por  |  26 / October / 2014
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Following a week of accolades abroad, President Enrique Peña Nieto returned home to face the worst political crisis of his administration. Protests rage after local police forcibly disappeared 43 students of Ayotzinapa, a rural teaching college in the state of Guerrero. As investigations continue, the crisis has laid bare the violence and corruption that control large parts of the nation.

A Hero of Tlatelolco

Escrito por  |  21 / October / 2014
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Every year on October 2 thousands of Mexican students pour into the streets of Mexico City, marching from Tlatelolco through the historic city center downtown, to the main plaza. This year they commemorated the 1968 massacre of students, the attack on Ayotzinapa students last month and the life of Raúl Alvarez Garin, “the hero of Tlatelolco”.

How Far the Cult of the Individual?

Escrito por  |  16 / October / 2014
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The communal democracies of these indigenous communities may be the only thing that could save Oaxaca’s lands from the new onslaught of the cult of the individual and corporate gain.

La Garganta Poderosa: Voice and dignity from below

Escrito por  |  12 / October / 2014
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The villas of Buenos Aires–the poorest neighborhoods in the city, self-constructed, self-defended during decades of state harassment and real estate speculation–produce one of the best publications around: La Garganta Poderosa.

Zapatistas march for Ayotzinapa in San Cristobal

Escrito por  |  10 / October / 2014
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Thousands of members of the bases of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation marched briskly through San Cristobal de las Casas on Oct. 8. The long river of Zapatistas moved silently, carrying signs that read “Your rage is ours”, “Your pain is our pain” and “You are not alone”.

Oaxaca in solidarity with Ayotzinapa students

Escrito por  |  9 / October / 2014
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In Oaxaca, thousands of people in five separate marches converged in the city’s center, the Zocalo, many wearing photos of the disappeared students.

Peña Nieto on Indigenous Rights: Praise Abroad, Protest at Home

Escrito por  |  5 / October / 2014
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Following the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, Mexican indigenous leaders accused President Enrique Peña Nieto of portraying himself as a champion of indigenous rights in the international forum while violating them at home.