Mexico’s Meltdown

Mexican Agriculture: Full Warehouses, Empty Pocketbooks

Escrito por  |  5 / November / 2015

Outraged Mexican farmers arrived at the same bridges at the frontier with the United States this Monday. For ten hours they blocked the importation lane of the Córdoba/Americas international bridge that links the city of El Paso, Texas, with Ciudad Juárez in Mexico.

Ayotzinapa, State Violence and Terror

Escrito por  |  17 / October / 2015

Approximately one year after the murders and forced disappearances, the truth is still buried. But the implications of these crimes are obvious.

October 2 Tlatelolco March: A Legacy of Resistance and Remembrance

Escrito por  |  7 / October / 2015

United under a call for justice extended through decades of impunity, the fight for justice for the victims of state repression came alive at the march, inspired by the fierce activist spirit of Mexico’s students.

Open Letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Escrito por  |  7 / October / 2015

The signatory organizations address The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to provide information, as a result of their research, documentation and accompaniment of cases, that show the widespread, and in some cases systematic, violations of human rights committed in Mexico.

From Tlatelolco to Ayotzinapa: October 2 March

Escrito por  |  5 / October / 2015

Americas Program’s photojournalism report from Friday’s October 2nd March in Mexico City.

Ayotzinapa On the Ground and Across Borders

Escrito por  |  2 / October / 2015

The traumatic events in Iguala and the inadequate, even corrupt, state response has provoked mourning and indignation. The attacks, assassinations, and disappearances of the Ayotzinapa students awakened the consciousness of Mexico, and much of the world, by connecting various fights for justice that all share this widespread commonality: a rejection of state-sponsored violence, and an affirmation of the power of rising up together to fight for a world that values human lives.

Uniting Struggles, Pursuing Justice

Escrito por  |  2 / October / 2015

On Saturday, Sept. 26, which marked the first anniversary of the disappearances, at least fifteen thousand supporters representing a broad cross-section of Mexican society marched in the capital demanding justice for the students. Marching in contingents, organizations including student collectives, teachers’ unions, indigenous organizations, leftwing political parties and Zapatista supporters showed their support for the families of the disappeared.