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Earthquake in Mexico Unearths Years of Corruption
The Mexican government learned some lessons after the devastating earthquake of 1985, but there hasn't been an end to corruption, says Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy

  September 20, 2017

30,000 Mexicans Have Disappeared in Past 10 Years
Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy says that as thousands disappear the Mexican government has turns a blind eye instead of investigating and preventing disappearances

  August 13, 2017

Mexico Uses Israeli Spyware to Target Lawyers, Journalists and Activists
"We have an alliance between the Mexican government and the Trump administration against the Mexican people," says John Ackerman, editor-in-chief of the Mexican Law Review. "We're being massacred and spied on systematically in Mexico."

  June 24, 2017

Will Social Democracy Prevail in Mexico's 2018 Election?
Andres Manuel Lopez Abradore and the Morena party could revive left-wing politics in Latin America, says National Autonomous University of Mexico's John Ackerman

  February 26, 2017

Mexican President Faces Crisis of Legitimacy Following Trump Feud
The end of NAFTA and the building of a wall along with a resurgent left movement in Mexico gives an opportunity for the nation to turn away from the neoliberal fantasy of North American integration, says Professor John Ackerman

  January 27, 2017

Mexican Gov. Faces Crisis of Legitimacy After Consumption Tax on Oil Catalyzes Popular Protests
Deep disdain for President Enrique Pina Nieto has opened up the possibility of an electoral victory for the left, says Professor John Ackerman

  January 8, 2017

Secret Mexican Government Report on Missing Students Shows Official Cover-up
The Unreleased Attorney General's report about the investigation of 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa implicates the investigators, says journalist Anabel Hernandez

  December 20, 2016

Mexicans Protest on Second Anniversary of Disappearance of 43 Students
The government continues to drag its feet in resolving the case of missing 43 Ayotzinapa students, says Laura Carlsen

  September 28, 2016

Mexican Teachers Set to Strike On First Day of School Over Neoliberal Education Reform
Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas program at the Center for International Policy in Mexico City, says the families of the 43 disappeared students joined teachers in protest of the legislation

  August 17, 2016

Despite Facing Threats of Force, Mexican Teachers Continue to Strike
As Mexico's general strike spreads to the political centers of Mexico City and Monterrey, John Ackerman says international solidarity can play a role in preventing the use of governmental force

  July 8, 2016

Resurgence in Left Politics in Mexico Following Oaxaca Teachers Strike Massacre
Law professor John Ackerman says the Morena Party is trying to mobilize social movements into a political force that has already brought hundreds of thousands to the streets

  June 29, 2016

Commentary: Oaxaca Teachers Strike Is About Defending The Revolutionary Educational Tradition
John Ackerman of UNAD says that acts of state violence, like the police killings at the Oaxaca teacher strike and the "disappearance" of 43 students Guerrero, show that Mexico is not a democracy

  June 24, 2016

Nine Killed in Police Crackdown on Oaxaca Teacher's Strike
Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy says that Oaxacan teachers are protesting not only teacher evaluations, but also the entirety of neoliberal reform under Pena Nieto

  June 21, 2016

Is Mexico a Democracy?
John Ackerman speaks about political violence, corruption, what has made democracy so dysfunctional, and how the Obama administration's policies towards Mexico are not helping.

  February 29, 2016

Parents Stage Hunger Strike to Demand Answers One Year After Disappearance of 43 Mexican Students
TRNN speaks with student activists in Mexico about the findings unveiled by the experts commission on the disappearances

  September 25, 2015

Clinton Emails and the Privatization of Mexico's State Owned Oil and Gas Company (1/2)
Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog.org says the emails confirm that Clinton's State had a role in breaking up the state-owned oil and gas company, Pemex, paving the way for international oil to wreak the benefits of off shore drilling

  August 13, 2015

A Second Mexican Revolution in the Works (2/2)
Climate of impunity persists in Mexico and only 6.8 % of the 33 million crimes committed in 2013 were ever investigated says John M. Ackerman, Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

  December 15, 2014

A Second Mexican Revolution in the Works
The case of the 43 missing students has sparked a second revolution in Mexico as the discontent over current socio-economic conditions grows, says John M. Ackerman, Professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

  December 2, 2014

Will Mexico's Successful Anti-Cartel Militias' Seek Systemic Change?
Mexico's anti-drug cartel and corruption vigilante groups are growing in power and influence, but whose interests do they serve?

  February 2, 2014

Mexico's Vigilante Groups Are a Force to Reckon with for Drug Cartels and Army
The Mexican Federal Government negotiated a deal with the "Autodefensas", or community militias, as they fight to loosen the drug cartel's monopoly on power and violence in the Mexican state of Michoacan

  November 19, 2017

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