On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2017

Ciudad Juarez on the Chihuahua-Texas border has historically been a nexus of migration and global capital flows. Now that the presidency of Donald Trump has revived international debates on both, the international small farmers’ organization, Via Campesina, gathered from around the world there in early November to examine the connections between low-wage work, migration and the environment.

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.

US Congress Members Demand Review of Security Aid to Mexico, Victims’ and Rights Groups Call to Divert Drug War Aid to Disaster Relief

Escrito por  |  20 / October / 2017

US Congress Members Call for “full review of U.S. assistance to Mexico” in light of “violence and corruption related to war on drugs”. Post-earthquake, Mexican rights organizations demand drug war funding be diverted to disaster relief.

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.