Cross-Border Activists Escalate Fight Against “The Wall of Death”

Escrito por  |  11 / September / 2008

A spirit of passion energized a U.S. Labor Day march against the border wall under construction by the Bush administration.  Continue Reading »

Firsthand Account of Haiti’s Hurricane Suffering: A Call for Help

Escrito por  |  9 / September / 2008

Dear Readers, Below is a letter written by Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH), an international organization dedicated  Continue Reading »

Democrats to Immigrants: “Get Right with the Law”

Escrito por  |  5 / September / 2008

The Democrats are uniting behind new messaging on immigration reform. Having acknowledged that the immigration restrictionists are dominating the immigration  Continue Reading »

Republicans Echo Immigration Restrictionists

Escrito por  |  5 / September / 2008

The draft Republican Party platform is a restrictionist dream come true. Rather than following the less severe lead of its  Continue Reading »

Enviro Journalists, Tourism in Mexico, Obama in Latin America, Mexico vs. China, Argentina’s politics

Escrito por  |  3 / September / 2008

Note to our readers: Look for our latest convention coverage on the blog at and be sure to send  Continue Reading »

Taking Away the Ladder: China and the Competitiveness of Mexican Exports

Escrito por  |  2 / September / 2008

Cambridge University economist Ha Joon Chang has pointed out that developed countries are "kicking away the ladder" of development policies  Continue Reading »

Armoring NAFTA: The Battleground for Mexico’s Future

Escrito por  |  27 / August / 2008

In March 2005, the leaders of the three NAFTA countries, U.S. president George W. Bush, Mexican president Vicente Fox, and Canadian prime minister Paul Martin met in Waco, Texas, and launched a regional defense-based initiative called the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP). The initiative, heralded as the next step in regional integration within the “NAFTA Plus” agenda, is described on its Web site ( as “a White House–led initiative among the United States and the two nations it borders—Canada and Mexico—to increase security and to enhance prosperity among the three countries through greater cooperation.” The official description of the SPP adds that it is “based on the principle that our prosperity is dependent on our security.”