The experience of this election observer highlights the deficit of quality in Mexican democracy.
Laura Carlsen examines the political and economic climate looming before the G20 summit in Mexico.
This article examines the sixth summit of the Americas and analyzes how the event reflects a trend of Washington’s declining hegemony in Latin America and the rise of unified opposition to American policies, particularly the militarization of the region, drug war and isolation of Cuba.
The following article describes Mexico’s political climate during the lead up to the 2012 presidential election and the important factors that will determine its victor.
Colombian history has been defined by violence and this article examines the controversial issue of gun-control in a country with high homicide rates.
The upcoming G20 summit in Mexico provides new opportunities for civil society to explore alternative answers to the G20s decisions, and to make their voices heard.
With two years to go before the World Cup in Brazil, already people are questioning the massive evictions caused by the Cup’s enormous infrastructure projects and the legal privileges that must be conceded to the all-powerful FIFA, which has set itself up as a kind of super-state capable of imposing its own laws and special tribunals.
Due to mutual interest, several Andean countries like Peru have entered into cooperative energy resource–or “bilateral”–talks with Venezuela.
The caravan of drug war victims led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia arrived at the Mexico-Guatemala border in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas, on Sept. 14, where they asked for forgiveness from the migrants who risk their lives to cross Mexico to reach the United States.
From July 25 to August 2 of this year, hundreds of Central American migrants, their family members, and activists participated in the Caravan “Step by Step for Peace” to demand respect for immigrant rights.
President Obama’s speech in El Paso on May 10 put the immigration debate back on the table. In reaffirming his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, he attempted to reframe a debate that has been dominated by a focus on security.
Mexican human rights activists have issued an emergency appeal to apply international humanitarian standards in providing relief to more than 150 refugees.
This pact was read by Olga Reyes and Patricia Duarte in Mexico City’s Zocalo on May 8th, the last day of the March for Peace with Justice and Dignity. The document will be signed June 10 in Ciudad Juarez.
The transnational is claiming that its modified seeds are the only solution to scarcity and rising grain prices.
The presidential summit made a show of putting the bi-national relationship back on track – in precisely the wrong direction.