NAFTA Is Starving Mexico

Escrito por  |  20 / October / 2011

Since NAFTA, millions of Mexicans have joined the ranks of the hungry. Malnutrition is highest among the country’s farm families, who used to produce enough food to feed the nation.

The Food Crisis Strikes Again

Escrito por  |  19 / October / 2011

The increase in the cost of food, especially basic grains, has serious consequences for southern countries with low incomes and dependency on food imports, and for the millions of families in these countries.

The Birds and the Bees and the GMOs

Escrito por  |  18 / October / 2011

Honey produced by thousands of Mexican beekeepers is at serious risk of contamination from genetically modified soybeans. Producers have called for a new model of social production.

Agrotoxins Kill

Escrito por  |  18 / October / 2011

A beautiful green and gold checked carpet hides the tragedy of the Yaqui Valley. This northeastern region of Mexico has been devastated by intensive use of agrochemicals under a capitalist model of agriculture that has polluted the air, soil and water, and lethally affected the lives of its people for more than half a century.

Militarism in Paraguay: The Other Side of the Economic Model

Escrito por  |  17 / October / 2011

A production model based on soy monoculture results in economic growth, but also causes social instability that can lead to political crises. The temptation is to use armed force to resolve them.

The Cockamamie Iran-Mexico Terrorist Plot

Escrito por  |  14 / October / 2011

On closer examination, the plot thins. It turns out that the Zeta connection never was a connection with the Zetas, but a direct connection between the bumbling Iranian car salesman supposedly masterminding the multiple terrorist attacks and a DEA informant, who led him on until his capture in the JFK airport…

China-Brazil Relations: Disputes with Regional Implications

Escrito por  |  7 / October / 2011

China is at the top of Brazil’s agenda for international relations due to the possibility of increasing exports at a time when prices for its products are high, strategic diplomatic relations between the two counties through the emerging economy agenda of the BRIC, and China’s growing influence as an investor in Latin America.