Mexico

Battling Barbarism in Paradise: Zihuatanejo’s Popular Movement

Escrito por  |  5 / March / 2015
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At the entrance to city hall in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, banners drape the fence and the shuttered gate. One message reads: “43 students still missing and something of us disappeared with them. Justice for Ayotizinapa.”

Tourist Development Behind State Repression of Non-Violent Indigenous Movement

Escrito por  |  2 / February / 2015
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The masked representative of San Sebastián Bachajón, Chiapas, described how residents of this Tzeltal indigenous community reclaimed the entrance to the Aguas Azules waterfalls on Dec. 21, 2014. Although the government once again controls the Aguas Azules tollbooth, the resolve of the movement for local autonomy has not flagged after more than seven years of struggle.

Ayotzinapa Calls for Mexico’s Transformation

Escrito por  |  29 / January / 2015
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On January 26, for the eighth time since the fateful September 26, tens of thousands of people from various sectors marched through the streets of the capital with a two-pronged demand: to bring back alive the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa and to transform national public life.

Making Mining Dreams Come True in Mexico

Escrito por  |  15 / December / 2014
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NOTE: This article is the twelfth in a series by the CIP TransBorder Project that examines the water crisis on the  Continue Reading »

Mexico’s Three Mining Giants

Escrito por  |  15 / December / 2014
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The three richest men in Mexico – Carlos Slim Helú, Alberto Bailléres González, and Germán Larrea Mota-Velasco — are also the owners of Mexico’s top three mining corporations.

Making the Desert Bloom: The Rise of Sonora’s Hydraulic Society

Escrito por  |  15 / December / 2014
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The question facing Sonora and most other states on both sides of the international border across the TransBorder West is whether governments and inhabitants are willing to accept the expense and impact of sustaining their hydraulic societies. Whether the benefits of new water megaprojects outweigh the costs?

Women Defending Rights and Defying Violence

Escrito por  |  9 / December / 2014
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An Americas Program slideshow on women’s resistance, organization and hope in Mexico 2014.