Mexico

Mexico’s Youth Under Siege

Escrito por  |  22 / November / 2014
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Since the beginning of the war on drugs, launched by former president Felipe Calderon in December of 2006, an alarming number of young Mexicans have been killed in a context of almost total impunity. Ayotzinapa is an outgrowth and a symbol of a war on youth.

A Honduran migrant’s journey from victim to advocate for migrant rights

Escrito por  |  11 / November / 2014
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Paola Quiñones, a Honduran migrant, has become an advocate for Central American migrants in Mexico who suffer brutal conditions in their passage through the country. She is part of a group of migrants in Mexico who have taken the struggle for “Free Transit” and dignity for migrants into their own hands, based on lived experience.

Report from Guerrero: The Real Criminals

Escrito por  |  22 / October / 2014
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Acapulco looks like it’s in hurricane mode. But despite the government campaign to create fear among the local population, close to ten thousand people marched to demand the safe return of 43 education students, forcibly disappeared by local police on Sept. 26 in the nearby city of Iguala .

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”.

Mexican Youth Remember 1968 Massacre and Mourn Their Own Dead

Escrito por  |  20 / October / 2014
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The huge demonstration on October 2, 46 years after the massacre of Tlatelolco in the Plaza of 3 Cultures in Mexico City, was marked by mourning.

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.

Mexico City March Demands Justice for Dead and Missing Students

Escrito por  |  10 / October / 2014
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The outrage will likely grow. It is all too predictable that at some point the disappeared will cross over into the column of the murdered and more families will lose the last ray of hope. One thing though is certain–Mexico is undergoing a shift of conscience.