Mexico; North America

Human Rights Absent in US-Mexico Conference on Central America Despite Concern in Congress Over Abuses

Escrito por  |  22 / June / 2017

The Miami meeting ignored human rights and refugee rights. There appears to have been no discussion of government abuses as a result of intensified joint operations to stop migrant flows to the United States, particularly by Mexican security forces and increasingly by Central American forces charged with controlling outmigration of their own people.

Javier Valdez and the Drug War that Killed Him

Escrito por  |  15 / June / 2017

One month ago today a burly, middle-aged reporter set out from the offices of the news weekly Riodoce that he co-founded some fourteen years ago, walking toward his car at high noon. He had just penned what would be his last column that morning when his life was brought to an abrupt end by two unknown assassins.

Mexico Hosts SouthCom Conference to Launch Plan Pentagon Against Central American Migrants

Escrito por  |  14 / June / 2017

Mexico’s Secretaries of Government and Foreign Relations and Defense and Marine Secretariats will stand beside their U.S. co-hosts June 15 and 16 to launch the new Plan Pentagon for Central America. They won’t call it that, of course. Vice President Mike Pence will open the event “Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America”, before the presidents, the generals and representatives from observer countries.

On May Day, Protestors Show Transnational Unity As Tensions Heighten

Escrito por  |  16 / May / 2017

May Day is a transnational event in the Paso del Norte borderlands of El Paso-Ciudad Juarez-southern New Mexico. At this year’s demonstrations, U.S. and Mexican activists joined together to denounce Trump administration immigration policies, current and looming wars, Peña Nieto administration economic and labor reforms, femicides, the forced disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa college students, attacks on workers, and Mexico’s pending internal security law.

Dismantling a Rotten Power Structure: Zapatista Forum Analyzes Mexican Electoral Politics

Escrito por  |  11 / May / 2017

The collective space created in the gathering of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) is promoting the Indigenous Council of Government. Its councilors – one woman and one man per village – will be elected in May and their spokeswoman will run as an independent candidate in the 2018 presidential campaign.

ICE Raids and Sanctuary Churches in the State of New York

Escrito por  |  18 / April / 2017

Migrants in Buffalo, New York, where many await asylum hearings, fear that Trump’s anti-immigrant policies have stoked a new racism that has become evident the past few months.

Fighting Fear, Hundreds Join Border Caravan For Migrant Rights

Escrito por  |  12 / April / 2017

Union members, migrants, government officials and grassroots organizers chanted and marched before stepping up to the mike in the shadow of the Federal Building in Sacramento to tell their stories and make promises. The Caravan against Fear is under way in California.