Drug War

AMLO’s State of the Union Address: Rhetoric Meets Reality

Escrito por  |  12 / September / 2019

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador delivered his first state of the union address on September 1 from a position of strength, in spite of the fact that the first nine months in office have failed to produce results in several key areas.

What if We Stopped Fighting Drugs and Started Caring for People?

Escrito por  |  23 / July / 2019

Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently made two announcements that could finally close the bloodiest chapter in the history of the United States’ global war on drugs. He called for ending the Merida Initiative—the 3 billion-dollar US counternarcotics aid package that has fueled Mexico’s drug war—and announced a pivot from prohibition.

Disappearances of Women Rise In Mexico’s Senseless Drug War

Escrito por  |  11 / March / 2019

More than twenty-five years since the femicides of Juarez came to light, today throughout Mexico women are disappeared and murdered on a daily basis. The government reports that there are currently more than 9,000 disappeared women on the national registry of missing persons and that figure is probably much higher due to underreporting.

Mexico’s Search Brigades for the Disappeared: Rebuilding Society from the Ground Up

Escrito por  |  1 / March / 2019

The families will not stop organizing even if the government begins to do what needs to be done to resolve disappearance and forced disappearance in the country. Their movement doesn’t seek only human remains: it seeks the transformation of society from below.

Organizations Oppose Agreements with the U.S. that Violate Migrant Rights

Escrito por  |  22 / December / 2018

On Dec. 7, Mexican organizations in defense of migrants’ rights held a press conference announcing their opposition to an agreement with the Trump administration, such as “Third Safe Country” or “Remain in Mexico” being negotiated between the two governments, in an Open Letter to the Mexican government. On Dec. 20, Donald Trump announced a plan to deport asylum-seekers who entered the United States through Mexico to await decisions in their cases on Mexican soil. The government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador accepted the plan, which is essentially the “Remain in Mexico” agreement referred to in this Letter.

Academics and Civic Leaders Call on U.S. Congress to Ensure Neutrality and Support for Democratic Norms in Mexican Elections

Escrito por  |  2 / May / 2018

May 3, 2018 Dear Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives, On July 1, Mexicans will go to  Continue Reading »

Disarming Patriarchal Violence

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2018

Nearly a million young people marched for their lives on March 24 in Washington DC and cities throughout the nation. They railed against the fact that in the wealthiest country in the world, youth no longer feel secure in their schools, their neighborhoods and their daily lives, and demonstrated against the politics that promotes the death industry over their survival.