The Landau film for the month of October portrays the epic confrontation by impoverished peasants against large landowners and government forces in Mexico’s poorest state, Chiapas.
Mexican families touched by the drug war have brought their Caravan for Peace to the U.S., laying the groundwork for a binational peace movement.
We welcome the U.S. Peace Caravan, which will reach Washington, DC, after a long journey throughout Mexico and the United States.
The recent elections in Mexico have created a youth-led movement for change.
Mexico has strict gun control laws. Who knew?
Judging by the vast street protests against his election, Mexicans aren’t buying their new president-elect’s claims to reform.
Join us for a brown bag discussion of what’s been happening in Mexico. IPS Associate Fellow Manuel Pérez-Rocha and Media Relations Manager Lacy MacAuley were present for the Mexican elections.
The Mexican left is fighting a long political tradition of corruption and electoral fraud.
Nor can they be checked without proper civilian oversight.
As Mexico becomes the G-20 chair for 2012, its embrace of a neoliberal agenda of deregulation and privatization show a poor track record on all the group’s goals.
Bribery is as American as apple pie.
It’s not fair to blame Mexicans for portraying cartel operators as Robin Hoods when their police are often corrupt and their president’s policies ineffective.
Mexican attempt to clean up corruption may not be what it seems.
Shortly after Mexican President Felipe Calderon ordered the military to deal with drug trafficking, the cartels began openly offering soldiers jobs.
Mexico’s elections will determine if current President Felipe Calderon’s bloody strategy of targeting cartel leaders will endure.