News Updates

  In the many metro stations of giant Mexico city, amidst the ugly smell of Pizza Hut and the newspapers vendors yelling out, “Gráfico! 3 pesos!”, youth crowd around the hand written posters...
November 17, 2009
  The well-known 19th century Mexican saying—"poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States"—has become more poignant today than ever in the context of the global economic...
By Laura Carlsen
November 10, 2009
  I met Jose Hernandez, a leader of the Mexican Union of Electricity workers (SME) at a metro station called Obrera (Worker), unsurprisingly located in a working class area of Mexico city, and...
November 9, 2009
  Gloria Arenas Agís was released from prison around 7:30PM on October 28, ten years after Mexican federal agents abducted, tortured, and then—after several days of being held incommunicado—...
By John Gibler
October 29, 2009
  An interview with ERPI guerrilla leader Comandante Ramiro
By John Gibler
October 29, 2009
  "From one day to the next, they left us with no job—nothing," Lopez said, as he marched alongside some 200,000 fellow workers and their supporters in downtown Mexico City on October 15.
October 27, 2009
With numbing regularity news bulletins flash regarding groups or individuals suffering severe injuries, snake bites, or dying in the remote deserts or mountains along the 800 mile "Wall" as they...
October 5, 2009
  President Felipe Calderón on Wednesday listed a catalog of misfortune that afflicted Mexico over the past year. In his annual state of the union address, he described a country tested by the...
September 2, 2009
In response to the controversial Arizona immigration law, Mexico extended a repatriation program to help ease the transition of illegal migrants back home. The governments says the Arizona law could...
Nacha Cattan and Sarah Miller Llana