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No NAFTA -2 from Popular Resistance.

An Historic Opportunity To Transform Trade When We Stop NAFTA II

December 12, 2018

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance Donald Trump was right when he said that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a disaster for the United States and promised to renegotiate it when he became president. However, the renegotiated NAFTA-2 is worse than the original NAFTA and should be rejected. On…

Lopez Obrador’s Plans to Lead Mexico out of Neoliberalism Will Mean Crossing Swords with the US

December 9, 2018

We now have a politically experienced president in Mexico – gone are the days when Mexico kowtows to the US. This will mean a more sovereign economic and foreign policy, says Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research

Expectations Skyhigh for Mexico's Newly Inaugurated President Lopez Obrador

Expectations Skyhigh for Mexico’s Newly Inaugurated President Lopez Obrador

December 3, 2018

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s new center-left president was inaugurated and outlined policies that were more ambitious than what he campaigned on, says Laura Carlsen, of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy in Mexico City

IMF is Back in Business in Latin America - Just as Neoliberal as Always

IMF is Back in Business in Latin America – Just as Neoliberal as Always

November 16, 2018

Following a prolonged loss of influence in Latin America in the first decade of the 2000’s, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is back again, flexing its muscle in Argentina and Mexico, pushing the neoliberal Washington Consensus, says Vijay Prashad

MEXICO – IS THE END OF ‘MAGIC IMPERIALISM’ APPROACHING?

November 6, 2018

By Andre Vltchek You all know how the saying goes: “Poor Mexico – too far from God, too close to the United States”. This proud, beautiful and deep part of the world has been plundered, ravished and humiliated for many centuries, first by the Europeans (both the Spaniards and French), then by the Norteamericanos. The…

Trump Threatens to Shoot Migrants Fleeing US-Fueled Violence and Instability

Trump Threatens to Shoot Migrants Fleeing US-Fueled Violence and Instability

November 4, 2018

While Donald Trump deploys troops to the Mexico border and orders them to shoot immigrants who throw rocks, many people in this migrant caravan in fact already fled US government-fueled violence in Central America. Eduardo García discusses impunity for Border Patrol killings and US-backed instability in Honduras and Guatemala

What Does López Obrador’s Cabinet Say About His Upcoming Presidency?

What Does López Obrador’s Cabinet Say About His Upcoming Presidency?

October 22, 2018

By Tom Hansen / Socialist Project. On July 2, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) of the recently formed Morena Party swept to victory in Mexico’s presidential election with 53 per cent of the vote, the first time since 1982 that a candidate won more than half the vote. His closest competitor, Ricardo Anaya of the National…

NAFTA 2.0 Enshrines Deregulation for all of North America

NAFTA 2.0 Enshrines Deregulation for all of North America

October 5, 2018

Trump’s re-negotiated NAFTA, now called the USMCA, pushes food safety and other forms of deregulation to new extremes, making it more difficult to undo the damage even after Trump leaves office, says Patrick Woodall of Food and Water Watch

Mexico: Violence, Corruption and Inequality — AMLO to the Rescue?

July 30, 2018

Michael Roberts / Socialist Project. The victory in Mexico’s presidential election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), under the rubric of his relatively new ‘progressive’ Morena party, is both unsurprising and surprising. It’s unsurprising because AMLO had a huge and increasing lead in the opinion polls leading up to polling day. And Mexico’s 88 million…

Economic Update: Labor VS Capitalism

July 15, 2018

This week with Rick Wolff: Updates on Left victory in Mexico’s election; SCOTUS’s Janus decision; Trump’s Foxconn fakery in Wisconsin; the GOP’s forced labor for Medicaid beneficiaries; and the scapegoating of immigrants exposed; Dr. Harriet Fraad on the personal, psychological effects of a dying US empire