News Briefs
  • Weekly News Items May 25

    Weekly News Items May 25

    Mexico City leftist candidate Clara Brugada, corruption in food processing, Sheinbaum proposes water reforms, deaths at Movimiento Ciudadano rally stage collapse, potential Telmex strike, ICJ on Mexico-Ecuador, Chinese investment, the right wing opposition marches.

  • SOBERANÍA 13 –  Mexico’s Chief Justice Throws HAIL MARY to Save Floundering Opposition

    SOBERANÍA 13 –  Mexico’s Chief Justice Throws HAIL MARY to Save Floundering Opposition

    Mexican Supreme Court President Norma Piña outrageous politicial interference, Xóchitl Gálvez’ poor performance in the third and final presidential debate, the underwhelming “Marea Rosa” rally, and Denise Dresser, rehashed and uncompelling.

  • Weekly News Items May 18

    Weekly News Items May 18

    US fentanyl crisis, Sheinbaum campaign, the dark history of AFL-CIO and CIA collusion against Mexican labor, US warns against Chinese EV production in Mexico, UNAM’s Palestine encampment, Supreme Court corruption, migration, and mining.

  • SOBERANÍA 12 – Dirtying Elections Abroad

    SOBERANÍA 12 – Dirtying Elections Abroad

    The DEA, with the help of ProPublica, again interferes in Mexico’s election, grassroots efforts by university students to hold a mock election, catching up with Enrique Krauze and his horrible piece in the Financial Times.

  • Weekly News Items May 13

    Weekly News Items May 13

    UNAM Palestine encampment, maternity and labor, Ecuador vs Mexico diplomatic conflict, Cooperative Pascual, Trump and the “cartels,” economic development, mining workers rights.

  • SOBERANÍA 11 – USAID Corruption NGO Faces Corruption Allegations

    SOBERANÍA 11 – USAID Corruption NGO Faces Corruption Allegations

    Scandalous accusation surrounding the head of Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad, bribery allegations against US Representative Henry Cuellar, false news reports on an alleged secret crematorium, and our bad coverage of the week from The Economist.

  • Weekly News Items May 5

    Weekly News Items May 5

    Canada losing to Mexico in investment, Palestine and repression, manipulated surveys, government will investigate lack of new collective bargaining agreements, and GMO corn.

  • SOBERANÍA 10 – Xóchitl Slings Mud To Save Campaign

    SOBERANÍA 10 – Xóchitl Slings Mud To Save Campaign

    The winners and losers of Mexico’s second presidential debate, Mexico City’s electoral watchdog censors talk about the housing cartel, and a look at Anabel Hernández’s forthcoming book.

  • Weekly News Items April 27

    Weekly News Items April 27

    The Drug War as process of corporate accumulation, Nestle’s dirty deeds, PT promises to push Sheinbaum left, amparo and pension reforms, GMO corn, social change in China and Mexico.

  • SOBERANÍA 9 – Pension Predators vs. Pension Protectors

    SOBERANÍA 9 – Pension Predators vs. Pension Protectors

    Pension reform, the regional response to Ecuador’s invasion, and the campaign in Chiapas.


  • Sembrando Vida: Seeding Life

    Mayan Values are reflected in the government program to support reforestation and repair ecosystems after years of damage from agribusiness and tourism.


  • More Than Food: US Threaten’s Mexico’s Corn

    In response to AMLO’s ban, the US filed a suit to force Mexico to accept US GMO corn. Will Mexico, like China with the Opium War, be forced to import a product they judge unsafe for their people and harmful to their native agriculture?


  • Alejandro Robles Gómez, Migrant & Mexican Congressman

    Since 2021, as a Morena representative in Congress, Alejandro Robles Gómez has been a strong advocate for human rights, migrant rights, and uplifting the poor.


  • Judge Ociel Baena: Hero/Heroine

    In November 2023, Jesús Ociel Baena-Saucedo, Mexico’s first openly nonbinary magistrate, was killed. An interview with the poet Edwing “Canuto” Roldán.


  • 50 Years of the War on Drugs

    For 50 years, the US framed the drug crisis as a national security issue rather than as a public health issue, thus the rationale for a disastrous military strategy, explains Patricia Escamilla-Hamm.


  • Tren Maya: Facts vs Emotional Hype

    The whole 1554 km Tren Maya route crosses 330,540 sq. km of rain forest yet destroys less than 35 sq. km of these rain forests


  • Solidarity Crosses Borders – and Oceans

    An interview with author and solidarity worker Dr. Francisco Dominguez on building solidarity with Mexico in the UK.


  • Mexico’s Opposition Strategy for the Coming Elections

    Analysis of the dangers and prospects surrounding one of Mexico’s most importat elections from the México Solidarity Project and Mexico Solidarity Forum.


  • A Strategic Cross-Border Labor Alliance

    A relationship between a U.S. and a Mexican union, forged in the face of NAFTA, has borne fruit over decades of struggle. Two leaders reflect on the importance of international solidarity.


  • Zapatismo: The Next Act

    Leonardo Toledo, a scholar from Chiapas explains how cartel conflict and a glut of weapons are creating a perfect storm in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state and birthplace of the Zapatistas.

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