Mexico; North America

Nicaragua–From Revolution to Repression

Escrito por  |  7 / August / 2018

The bloodshed in Nicaragua today is the brutal repression unleashed by autocratic power in response to a popular uprising. The international community has a responsibility to denounce it.

Take action now to secure historic environmental rights accord for Latin America, Caribbean

Escrito por  |  31 / July / 2018

There are increasing threats to nature, as well as to those who are involved in the defense of natural resources and land rights. In this scenario, the workers of the media whose duty it is to investigate such facts are exposed.

The role of electoral observation in the defense of the 2018 vote

Escrito por  |  17 / July / 2018

A free and fair vote was at risk at a critical time for the country. In this context, the network of Scholars and Citizens for Democracy in Mexico was created.Hundreds of people from all over the world answered the call to defend the vote and join the non-partisan observation.

“Political Rights are Human Rights” An interview with Father Miguel Concha

Escrito por  |  13 / July / 2018

Free and fair elections are a critical component of a real democracy and citizens have long fought for the right to vote and to have their vote counted. Less recognized is that the right to vote is not just the right to elect representatives. It’s a human right.

In Mexico, the desire for a real democracy in power

Escrito por  |  13 / July / 2018

The broad victory of the leader of the coalition “Together We’ll Make History ” is historical in many ways but the hardest part is just beginning now for the leader from the state of Tabasco.

The People Won, But Can They Take Power?

Escrito por  |  11 / July / 2018

In Mexico the people won. The decision of the vast majority was expressed and respected. If this election signified the empowerment of the people in the electoral process, what comes next?

Mexicans Want Change, But Will the System Let Them?

Escrito por  |  26 / June / 2018

Mexico will soon have a new president. As millions of Mexicans prepare for what they hope will be a new era, a large part of the ruling class—on both sides of the border—is nervously trying to figure out a way to avoid or co-opt the results of the popular vote.