Pietro Ameglio, a founding member of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, examines the performance of its first three years, focusing on the need to articulate goals and ideals while empowering other organizations and groups.
Twenty years since the alarm was first sounded in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua due the large number of women murdered with signs of torture and sexual abuse, the phenomenon has spread to the rest of the country.
Four interviewees spoke on the impact of the education, labor, energy and fiscal neoliberal reforms launched by President Enrique Pena Nieto. The opposition faces a challenge of coming together and finding new ways of expressing itself.
The wealth of Mexican businessmen who top the millionaires list of Forbes Magazine is based “on the theft of the nation’s commons” says Francisco Lopez Barcenas, author of the book on mining legislation in Mexico, “Mineral or Life”.
The real strength of the villages that are fighting against expropriation of their lands for expansion of wind farms in Oaxaca lies in their traditional system of community assemblies. The assembly decided to reject the Mareña Renovables project and a proposed government consultation on it for failing to respect their rights as indigenous peoples.