social movements

Adios Trump: A chance to reset US-Mexico relations

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2021

If any country on earth should be breathing a huge sigh of relief about now, it’s Mexico. Four years of bashing, bullying, trade threats and white supremacist machinations now ends with the ignominious exit of Donald J. Trump.

Global race to save vaquita porpoise from extinction leads to arrests, and a death

Escrito por  |  4 / January / 2021

The long-running global struggle to prevent extinction of the world’s most endangered marine mammal claimed its first human life in Baja California on Jan. 2, in the conflict between illegal fishing and conservation of the vaquita porpoise.

A product of built-up outrage, Guatemalan popular demonstrations are being met with repression

Escrito por  |  30 / November / 2020

The country was still reeling from the impact of hurricanes Eta and Iota when a new crisis hit Guatemala last week, this one the product of a history of accumulating pressure in the country. The political crisis revealed public outrage of broad sectors at government corruption and impunity, particularly aimed at the Guatemalan Congress.

Native Americans Win Historic Victories in U.S. High Court Rulings

Escrito por  |  20 / July / 2020

The final rulings of the Supreme Court calendar year favored indigenous causes diametrically opposed to those of incumbent candidate Donald Trump, reaffirming treaty rights and proving the power of recent grassroots mobilizations.

Lopez Obrador’s Visit to Trump is a Betrayal of the U.S. and Mexican People

Escrito por  |  7 / July / 2020

To praise a tyrant is to insult a people. López Obrador’s proposed visit to Washington is an insult to the American people, and especially to the 37 million Mexican migrants who live in the United States.

The Border’s COVID-19 Pandemic: Crisis Upon Crisis

Escrito por  |  24 / June / 2020

Ciudad Juarez has a long history of crises–foreign invasions, revolutions, economic recessions tied to the United States, the 9-11 border  Continue Reading »

Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Confront Double Threat of Covid-19 and Bolsonaro Policies

Escrito por  |  8 / May / 2020

After six days of fighting for his life in an intensive care unit in a Amazonas state hospital, a 15-year-old Yanomami teenage boy died in April 9 from complications caused by the coronavirus. The boy’s death sounded the alarm for Brazil’s Indigenous peoples who now face the fear of the virus alongside the stress of increasing criminal activities and government policies.