Author: rosen

Notes on the Conjuncture: Mexico, 2008

Since the debt crisis of the early 1980s, Mexico has lived through the slow disintegration of the corporate state created and controlled by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), its gradual replacement by


Juan Contreras, a veteran community organizer in a working-class Caracas barrio, shows me around the barrio’s new Casa de Encuentro, a meeting house and cultural center. The center just two months ago