Mexico

Earthquake in Mexico Unearths Years of Corruption

September 20, 2017

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

30,000 Mexicans Have Disappeared in Past 10 Years

August 13, 2017

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

Mexico Uses Israeli Spyware to Target Lawyers, Journalists and Activists

June 24, 2017

“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.”

Will Social Democracy Prevail in Mexico’s 2018 Election?

February 26, 2017

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

Mexican President Faces Crisis of Legitimacy Following Trump Feud

January 27, 2017

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

Mexican Gov. Faces Crisis of Legitimacy After Consumption Tax on Oil Catalyzes Popular Protests

January 8, 2017

Deep disdain for President Enrique Pina Nieto has opened up the possibility of an electoral victory for the left, says Professor John Ackerman

Secret Mexican Government Report on Missing Students Shows Official Cover-up

December 20, 2016

The Unreleased Attorney General’s report about the investigation of 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa implicates the investigators, says journalist Anabel Hernandez

Mexicans Protest on Second Anniversary of Disappearance of 43 Students

September 28, 2016

The government continues to drag its feet in resolving the case of missing 43 Ayotzinapa students, says Laura Carlsen

Mexican Teachers Set to Strike On First Day of School Over Neoliberal Education Reform

August 17, 2016

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

Despite Facing Threats of Force, Mexican Teachers Continue to Strike

July 8, 2016

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