Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador delivered his first state of the union address on September 1 from a position of strength, in spite of the fact that the first nine months in office have failed to produce results in several key areas.
The overwhelming defeat of President Macri in the primary elections of August 11 and the failure to achieve any of the benchmarks agreed to in the Stand-By Agreement with the IMF a year ago, have produced economic anxiety with unpredictable social and political consequences.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s willingness to open Indigenous reserves to mining, agriculture and infrastructure has triggered a rise in invasions of indigenous lands by armed gangs of land grabbers, causing constant fear in indigenous communities.
AMLO’s State of the Union Address: Rhetoric Meets Reality
Macri Faces Electoral Debacle, Financial Failure and Imminent Default
New Reports Show Indigenous Leaders, Environmental Journalists Risk Lives in Amazon Defense
America’s Lethal Cocktail: White Nationalism, Misogyny and Immigrant Hate Speech, Add Trump and Stir
- AMLO’s letter to Donald Trump: “I am not a coward, I act on principles”
- Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Bluff on the Border Will Hurt Security, Not Help
- Mexico is siding with President Trump on migrants
- EEUU: ¡Justicia, no impunidad! Agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza enfrentará nuevo juicio por el asesinato de José Antonio
- Trump’s DHS is using an extremely dubious statistic to justify splitting up families at the border
Mexico’s Dilemma: Tariffs or Impose Trump’s Draconian Immigration World Summit of Mothers of the Disappeared Interview with Robert Reich: Closing the Border to Mexico is “Insane”