Democracy and Society

Congress Letter Urging Tillerson to Investigate Violence and Corruption in Mexico

Escrito por  |  16 / November / 2017

September 18, 2017   The Honorable Rex Tillerson Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C St NW Washington,  Continue Reading »

To Mexico from Guatemala, With Love

Escrito por  |  16 / November / 2017

The Mexico-Guatemala relationship, its roots and the culture that unites these two countries. Mexico is part of the social memory of Guatemala and thousands of small and medium family businesses located in the highlands of Guatemala are due to the permanent commercial relationship that has existed with Mexico.

Opioid crisis in the US

Escrito por  |  15 / November / 2017

The history of this crisis has illustrative elements of the political manipulation of this tragedy, on the one hand, and the absence of scruples of the pharmaceutical companies and the lack of ethics of many doctors, on the other.

Maquiladora Workers, the Missing Faces in the NAFTA Renegotiation

Escrito por  |  12 / October / 2017

Low wages paid to Mexican workers continue to be a contentious issue as the three-way talks for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) proceed.

‘Forced Disappearance is a Crime of Terror’: Ariel Dulitzky

Escrito por  |  10 / October / 2017

Ariel Dulitzky, Argentine lawyer, University of Texas Law School Professor and former member of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, in an exclusive interview to Americas Program on Operation Condor, its influence in current operations, and today’s wave of forced disappearances in the context of the war on drugs.

Mexico City Quakes Show Vulnerability, Strength of Women Garment Workers

Escrito por  |  10 / October / 2017

Despite the confusion in the information and the silence of the city government, we can see many parallels between the seamstresses of 1985 and the workers of 2017. The most evident is that they worked in unsafe places that did not comply with minimum standards of construction.

Sanders Outlines Vision of a Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy

Escrito por  |  27 / September / 2017

The most unique aspect of the Sanders speech was his focus on global inequality, a glaring phenomenon that is rarely discussed by U.S. politicians. He called out not only the banks and the oil companies, but also U.S. arms companies that have too often used their influence to distort U.S. foreign policy in ways that make war more likely.