Mexico

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After Oaxaca's Popular Rebellion: Against The Current vol. 149
Campbell, Scott
Article
2010
“Think about it,” a popular bumper sticker read, “6 more years would be 86.” On July 4, 2010, the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca held statewide elections. Despite open vote-buying and other fraud pe...
Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
Book
1994
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca: Connexipedia Article
Article
An organization that came together in response to the political situation in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, first meeting in June 2006.
Autonomy vs. the Mexican Party-State
Diaz-Polanco, Hector
Article
1998
The development of autonomous local governments in Mexico.
The Battle for Democracy in Mexico: Against The Current vol. 117
La Botz, Dan
Article
2005
The Mexican people won a battle for democracy this past spring when massive demonstrations — the largest in Mexico’s tumultuous history — prevented President Vicente Fox from making Mexico City Mayor ...
The Biggest Threat to Mexican Journalists Aren't Drug Cartels Anymore
Global Voices
Article
2015
Northern Mexico and the drug cartels have dangerous reputations; especially for journalists. This should come to a surprise to no one. This year, however, the danger seems to have shifted in both loca...
Broken Barricades: The Oaxaca Rebellion in Victory, Defeat, and Beyond
Collective Reinventions
Article
2008
An analysis of the 2006 Oaxaca rebellion and its contradictions. Its diversity encompassed workers, indigenous groups, Stalinists, anarchists and others. Its weapons and tactics included general assem...
The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Leon-Portilla, Migueal (ed.)
Book
1962
Translated selections of Nahuatl-language accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.
Canadian Mining Corporation Receives Permits in Mexican Indigenous Territory
Leon, Fernando
Article
2010
Canadian mining companies have found a way to expand their operations in Mexico. Recently the Mexican government awarded 22 permits to British Columbia-based First Majestic Silver to mine for silver i...
Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America: Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil
Frank, Andre Gunder
Book
1967
The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
Central America Raises Its Voice in Defence of Its Migrants
Valladares, Danilo
Article
2011
Spiralling violence against Central American migrants in Mexico has prompted legal reforms, diplomatic actions, and the creation of new mechanisms to protect citizens in this region.
Central American Women Put their Lives on the Line for Human Rights
Tuckman, Jo
Article
2014
Solidarity is at the heart of an initiative that seeks to protect women activists facing harassment, death threats and violence.
Chiapas Anti-Mining Organizer Murdered: Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities
Bricker, Kristin
Article
2009
Mariano Abarca Roblero, one of Mexico's most prominent anti-mining organizers, was shot to death on the evening of November 27, 2009, in front of his house in Chicomuselo, Chiapas. The incident comes ...
Chiapas Murder Draws Criticism of Canadian Mining in Mexico
Bricker, Kristin
Article
2009
The recent murder of Chiapan anti-mining organizer Mariano Abarca Roblero has drawn sharp criticism of Canadian mining in Mexico.
Chomsky in Mexico: La Jornada at 25
Ross, John
Article
2009
September has been a big month for La Jornada. To celebrate its 25th birthday, the National Lottery offered a commemorative ticket as did the Mexico City Metro subway system, rare mainstream honors fo...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Citizens Protest Lack of Consultation about Canadian Mine in San Jose del Progresso: Popular Forces Occupy City Hall and Threaten to Incinerate Hostages
Davies, Nancy
Article
2009
Inhabitants of San José del Progresso, in the district of Ocotlán, affiliated with the Assembly of People United for the Valley of Ocotlán in Defense of Nature and Popular Autonomy, and opposed to the...
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Book
1998
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Connexions Library: Central America and the Caribbean Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Central America and the Caribbean.
Coopting the language of the left at the pro-life march on Washington
Motopu, Comrade
Article
2017
Examining the use of left wing rhetoric by a participant of the pro-life match on Washington to justify right wing ideologies and policies, and the broader impliciations of such tactics.
CRAC-PC: take the arms and the destiny of our lives in Guerrero, Mexico
Colectiva, Ruptura
Film/Video
2017
A documentary on the CRAC-PC (Regional Coordinator of Communitary Authorities - Communitarian Police), a police force of community volunteers elected by regional assemblies, operating in the Guerrero ...
The Dark Side of Clean Energy: Industrial Wind Plantations in Mexico
Navarro, Santiago F., Bessi, Renata
Article
2016
Draining Canada Dry: The Continental Thirst for Canada's Water
Holm, Wendy; Gutstein, Donald
Book
1993
The authors examine Canada's water policies and their socio-economic impact on North America.
Drought
Gonzalez, Evereado
Film/Video
2011
As a result of the persistent drought, an entire community prepares for an inevitable exodus from their homeland in northern Mexico.
Drug War Winners and Losers: Drug War Capitalism (Book Review)
Young, Kevin (Reviewer); Paley, Dawn (Author)
Article
2015
State officials are portrayed as wholly separate from criminal groups. To the contrary, Paley shows that the worlds of state officials, large business interests and drug lords are in fact thoroughly i...
Dual Power or Populist Theater? Mexico's Two Governments: Against The Current vol. 125
La Botz, Dan
Article
2006
The Mexican Electoral Tribunal recognized Felipe Calderón as president-elect, while a massive National Democratic Convention has proclaimed Andrés Manuel López Obrador to be the “legitimate president ...
1810, 1910, 2010 and Mexican Labor: Against The Current vol. 149
Roman, Richard; Arregui, Edur Velasco
Article
2010
In the midst of a deep depression, an ongoing crisis of legitimacy and a brutal internal war amongst the different fractions of the drug cartel/state complex, Mexico is celebrating its two great revol...
Emergence: An Irresistible Global Uprising
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
An Essay from the Book We Are Everywhere.
Expansion of Renewable Energies in Mexico Has Victims, Too
Godoy, Emilio
Article
2017
An account of the impact of wind and solar projects in the Yucatan state of Mexico on the nearby communities, in particular farmers, and the failures of the government to consult or inform the communi...
The Fight for Canada: Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism
Orchard, David
Book
1993
In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canada using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. "Tha...
Fighting for Union Autonomy: Mexican Miners On Strike: Against The Current vol. 122
La Botz, Dan
Article
2006
On April 20 eight hundred state and federal police launched an assault on 500 striking workers who had been occupying a steel mill in Lázaro Cárdenas. Two were killed, five seriously injured and 40...
Filmmaker "Gringoyo" Putting the Fun Back Into Revolution: Harnessing Humour to Build Video Viewership and Social Movements
Hennessey, Leah Victoria
Article
2012
These satirical videos not only talk about movements, they are filmed in conflict zones in moments of political tension. Gringoyo moves in a very real world with the freedom of a cartoon.
Five Centuries of Imperialism and Resistance: Vol. 8: 1492-1992
Bourgeault, Ron et. al.
Book
1992
A collection of poems and essays giving various perspectives on resistance to imperialism and capitalism.
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Mann, Charles. C.
Book
2005
A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
From PRI to Foxismo: Against The Current vol. 88
Almeyra, Guillermo
Article
2000
Mexico on July 2 experienced an alternation of parties in power at the national level. But the more fundamental shift away from the one-party state had begun already with the Salinas administration (1...
FTAA, The Hydra's New Head: Against The Current vol. 90
Hart-Landsberg, Martin
Article
2001
Capitalism in many ways is like the mythical hydra of Greek legend, a gigantic serpent with multiple heads, the center one being immortal; every time an attacker chopped off one of its outer heads, tw...
The Ghost of Anarcho-Syndicalism
Bookchin, Murray
Article
1992
The danger of modern anarchists of falling into the trap of anarcho-syndicalism.
The Great Strike at UNAM: Against The Current vol. 88
Castillo, Christian
Article
2000
The Great Strike of the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM), which for more than nine months was occupied by students organized in the Strike General Committee (CGH), started on April 20, 19...
Growing Poverty Is Shrinking Mexico's Rain Forest
Weiner, Tim
Article
2002
The struggle for land has started to pit the Zapatista rebel movement against ecologists who want to save the remains of the forest. The Zapatistas declared war on Mexico's government nearly nine year...
How Not to Get Eaten When the Dinosaurs Escape from their Cages
Giordano, Al
Article
2012
The risks of moving too quickly to occupy TV stations, and “Suggestions for Radicals” who are in for the long haul.
How Ultraleftism Divided UNAM Strike: Against The Current vol. 88
Hearse, Phil
Article
2000
MEXICO CITY -- Commandeered buses flying red and black flags and Che Guevara portraits sped through the city on October 2, ferrying students to a demonstration commemorating the 1968 student massacre ...
The Importance of Journalism and Communications to Social Movements
Sicilia, Javier
Article
2012
Remarks of Javier Sicilia to the School of Authentic Journalism.
In Mexico, Finally, a Revolt Against the Media
Bonilla, Isadora; Giordano, Al
Article
2012
The summer will determine if the “I Am 132” moment becomes a movement and that’s why “Mexican Spring” is a poor choice of words for it.
Invitation to form Operative Groups YoSoy#132
Article
2012
#YoSoy132 is against Enrique Peña Nieto, seeks the democratization of the mass media, and behaves as a peaceful movement.
"It's not just 2 pesos; It's the country:" Mexico City's #PosMeSalto Movement Protests Rising Transit Costs
Knoll, Andalusia
Article
2014
The author surveys the 2 peso transit fare hike in Mexico within the context of the country's suffering ecomomy and low living wage to showcase why the decision is a mistake.
Javier Sicilia Calls Out to Alternative Media as a Force for Communication
Garcia, Laura
Article
2012
At the 2012 School of Authentic Journalism, a poet reviews the first year of the movement against the drug war that he inspired.
Latin America The Liberation of Latin America: New Internationalist May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
A look at the issues which have surrounded Latin America and what is changing.
Legalize It!: Why Decriminalization of Drugs Won't Get the 10,000 Ton Monkey Off of Mexico's Back
Ross, John
Article
2009
Decriminalization is turning into a bonanza for Mexico City cops who have taken to carrying scales to weigh confiscated drugs and shaking down those "criminals" who exceed the decreed limits. Shaking ...
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
Book
1992
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992
Berger, Thomas R.
Book
1991
Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
Marcos, Subcomandante: Connexipedia Article
Article
Spokesman for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 19: Marx and Engels 1861 - 1864
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Colonialism, slavery, and the American Civil War.
A Marxist History of the World part 79: Revolt in the Colonies
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The anti-colonial revolts of the early 20th century were inspired by radical ideas, but, as the examples of Ireland, India and Mexico show, history exacts a heavy price for political timidity.
The Masked Avenger
Article
1994
Super Barrio is a living comic strip character, a masked man who wrestles with evil slumlords and corrupt politicians.
Mayhem, Murder and Manipulation - Mexico in Turmoil: Against The Current vol. 123
La Botz, Dan
Article
2006
Mexican police attacked activists and residents in the town of San Salvador Atenco in the State of Mexico in early May, killing one, injuring scores, and jailing over 200. The police attack on Atenco ...
Mexican Environment Laws
Thorson, Stephanie
Article
Mexico's lax environmental laws.
The Mexican Student Movement Is Younger & Faster than "Occupy"
Giordano, Al
Article
2012
It has been decades since I have seen any march of this size include a pledge by participants with that much discipline and awareness that the march is about influencing public opinion (in other words...
Mexican Women -- Then and Now: Against The Current vol. 148
Monk, Heather Dashner
Article
2010
Araceli's gnarled hands knead the corn dough in a smoke-filled lean-to next to her kitchen, as the 5 a.m. sunlight begins to squint through the slats. She will make about 48 pounds of tortillas, as sh...
Mexico 2010: The Spreading Crisis: Against The Current vol. 148
Rosen, Fred
Article
2010
On July 4, in an atmosphere of widespread insecurity, unabated violence, and an uncertain allocation of authority and impunity,* Mexico held local elections in 15 of its 32 states.
Mexico at War: Against The Current vol. 137
La Botz, Dan
Article
2008
Mexico is at war. The drug war has become all the news this fall: Real war. Bloody war. With bombings, massacres and body counts.
Mexico in Labor's Crucible: Book Review of Roman and Arregui's "Continental Crucible" and Gomez's "The Collapse of Dignity"
La Botz, Dan
Article
2013
These two books deal in important and interesting ways with the question of building a real labour movement throughout North America.
Mexico in the Grip of Corruption: Against The Current vol. 110
La Botz, Dan
Article
2004
Mexico's left of center Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) has been shaken by a scandal that could well reshape the nation's political life.
Mexico: Insurrection and Disintegration
La Botz, Dan
Article
1996
While Mexico boils at the bottom, it is also cracking up at the top.
Mexico's Crisis in Context: Against The Current vol. 148
Cockcroft, James D.
Article
2010
In this article I offer an historical context for understanding Mexico’s current economic, political, and human crisis triggered by 28 years of neoliberal economic policies. Neoliberal governments hav...
Mexico's Fake RCMP Report Backfires
Campbell, Scott
Article
2009
Murders committed by police are deemed not to have happened, or to have been justifiable force.
Mexico's PATCO Moment?: Against The Current vol. 143
La Botz, Dan
Article
2009
The Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME), made up of approximately 43,000 active and 22,000 retired workers in Mexico City and surrounding states, is fighting for its life. The union’s struggle has ...
Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie
Vulliamy, Ed
Article
2013
Anabel Hernández, journalist and author, accuses the Mexican state of complicity with the cartels, and says the 'war on drugs' is a sham. She's had headless animals left at her door and her family hav...
The Movement for Peace Marches On Against the Drug War: The Goal Is Clear: Peace With Justice and Dignity
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
The one-year anniversary of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, a grassroots groundswell against the drug war, played out March 28 in a small plaza in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, just...
The Murdered Women of Juarez: Trails of Impunity
Carlsen, Laura
Article
2011
The murder of young women, often raped and tortured has brought international infamy to Cuidad Juarez.
Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers
Hernandez, Anabel
Book
2013
Hernández explains how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. She reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico's govern...
News & Letters: Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2006 - 2007
Article
2006
We aim to help fill the void on the question of "what happens after" by creatively rethinking and restating his concept of "revolution in permanence" for today.
The Next Mexican Revolution: Don't Look Now, But It's Already Started
Ross, John
Article
2010
If this is to be the year of the next Mexican revolution, the time to move is now.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
The NSA's Spying Operation on Mexico: Systematic Eavesdropping on the Government
Carlsen, Laura
Article
2013
The American NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. Three major programs constitute a massive espionage operation against Mexico.
Oaxaca: Autonomy Under Seige: Against The Current vol. 148
Campbell, Scott
Article
2010
On April 27, 2010, the Mexican state of Oaxaca again garnered international attention as a humanitarian aid and solidarity caravan comprised of national and international activists heading to the Auto...
Oaxaca protests 2006: Connexipedia Article
Article
2006
The Mexican state of Oaxaca was embroiled in a conflict that lasted more than seven months and resulted in at least seventeen deaths and the occupation of the capital city of Oaxaca by the Popular Ass...
#131+1: Voices in Movement An Oral History of the Mexican Youth Movement of 2012
The School of Authentic Journalism Class of 2013
Article
2013
On May 11, 2012, in the heat of the presidential campaign, history took an unexpected turn: a video, the social networks, and marches and mass actions managed to bring a new moment of hope into the hi...
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1971
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
Organizing In Mexico: It's Tough, Often Brutal, And It Means Taking On The State
Article
2016
The system in Mexico operates to the detriment of independent unions. Although the Mexican system of labour relations initially conferred real benefits on workers and peasants whose organizations supp...
Ostula and Mexican Army Hold to Clashing Versions of Recent Attack
Elizabeth
Article
2015
In Mexico, the independent investigation agency SubVersiones has published a compilation video that chronologically shows what events that took place on July 19, 2015, in the indigenous Nahua communit...
Pentagon Fingered as a Source of Narco-Firepower in Mexico: The Big Clubs in Mexico's Drug War Aren't Slipping Through the Gun-Show Loophole
Conroy, Bill
Article
2011
The deadliest of the weapons now in the hands of criminal groups in Mexico, particularly along the U.S. border appear to be getting into that nation through perfectly legal private-sector arms exports...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
Revolution of the Snails: Encounters with the Zapatistas
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2008
Give the Zapatistas time -- the slow, unfolding time of the spiral and the journey of the snail -- to keep making their world, the one that illuminates what else our lives and societies could be. Our ...
Secrets, Lies and Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian. ...
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870
Thomas, Hugh
Book
1997
A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in hou...
Society of Citizens of the World
Sarvide, Laura ; Sanchez, Gabriela
Book
State-Sponsored Violence Against Women: Against The Current vol. 121
Cervera, Julia Perez
Article
2006
The words of Latin American women continue to have no value to those who legislate, govern and administer justice. The permissiveness and omissions of state laws, institutions and functionaries in res...
Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through Indian Eyes
Wright, Ronald
Book
1992
A history of the Americas through Native eyes.
Storming Heaven: 1968 Revisted
Ali, Tariq
Article
2008
The eruptions of 1968 challenged the power structures north and south, east and west. Countries in each continent were infected with the desire for change. Hope reigned supreme.
Tear Down the Dam; Restore the Commons: Temacapulin Fights for Its Survival
Moss, Daniel
Article
2010
Over 47,000 large dams around the world have displaced some 40,000,000 people. The World Bank has invested more than $60 billion in 600 dams.
Temping Down Labor Rights: The Manpowerization of Mexico
Paterson, Kent
Article
2010
The continuing erosion of labour rights and labour standards in Mexico.
Tlatelolco massacre: Connexipedia Article
Article
A government massacre of student and civilian protesters and bystanders that took place during the afternoon and night of October 2, 1968 in Mexico City.
Tracking the News that Wasn't
Evans, Ron
Article
1996
A review of two books about media bias and censorship.
TSA Drug-Running Scandal Betrays Drug War’s Pretense
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
The cost of bribing US border and airport security personnel is chump change in the narco-trafficking business.
U.S. Socialists and the Mexican Revolution: Against The Current vol. 149
La Botz, Dan
Article
2010
Eugene Victor Debs was America’s most impressive Socialist figure: founder of the American Railway Union and of the Industrial Workers of the World, a founder of the Socialist Party and its repeated c...
US Teaching "Counterinsurgency" Courses To Mexican Military in Drug War: State Department Report Details Special Forces "Mobile Training Teams" South of the Border
Rosa, Erin
Article
2011
To fight the drug war in Mexico the US military conducted specialized trainings both inside and outside of the country with a focus on combating "narco-terrorism" and "counterinsurgency" conflicts.
The War Over Mangoes
Rector, Meredith
Article
2017
Growing mangoes in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has racked up an enormous socio-political expense for the region far greater than the price tag on the fruit in the supermarket. For a Mexican d...
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
What's the Border Fence Good for? Subsidizing Mexican Scrap Metal Entrepreneurs
Levine, Yasha
Article
2009
It was obvious from the very beginning that Bush's push for a border fence was nothing more than a political show to boost Republicans' creds with their base.
Wobblies & Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism and Radical Theory
Lynd, Staughton; Grubacic, Andrej
Book
2008
Wobblies and Zapatistas offers readers an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Staughton Lynd and Andrej Grubacic meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Mar...
Zapata, Emiliano: Connexipedia Article
Article
A leading figure in the Mexican Revolution of 1910. (1879-1919).
A Zapatista 'Seminar' in Chiapas
Rodgers, Christy
Article
2015
On the outskirts of San Cristobal de las Casas, famed colonial center of the southern state of Chiapas, over a thousand people from all over Mexico and beyond are attending a weeklong seminar "Critica...
Zapatistas: Connexipedia Article
Article
Revolutionary group based in Chiapas, the southernmost, and one of the poorest, states of Mexico.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
Maquila Solidarity Network/Ethical Trading Action Group
The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) is a labour and women's rights organization that supports the efforts of workers in global supply chains to win improved wages and working conditions and a better ...
Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Peace Brigades International
PBI is an international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights since 1981. Our work is based on the principles of non-partisanship and non-interference in the internal aff...
Pueblito Canada
Community development projects in Latin America. Development education materials for children in Canada.
Rights Action
A charitable non-profit organization that supports grassroots work financially, technologically and through group networking in the global south, mostly Guatamala, Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Hait...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Latin American Parliament
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated from the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of universal suffrage in countries that ratifie...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

Sources Library

Aztec tower of Human Skulls Uncovered in Mexico City
2017
Archeologists discover 676 skulls from Aztec archeological site, in Mexico City.
Caribbean Experts and Information in the Sources Directory
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Organizations and experts on Caribbean topics.
Community radio host's 12-year-old son killed in shooting
Sources News Release
2014
The son of radio La Calentana Mexiquense's founder and presenter, Indalecio Bentez Mondragon, was killed on the night of 1 August when masked gunmen fired on Benez's car at the entrance to the communi...
An Experiment in Democracy - Book Review
La Botz, Dan
1999
Organizing Dissent: Unions, the State, and the Democratic Teachers' Movement in Mexico by Maria Lorena Cook. (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996). Photographs, ap...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
IFJ Condemns Murders of Journalists in Mexico
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists today said impunity which is fueling violence against journalists has reached intolerable levels in Mexico after two more journalists were murdered in a sin...
The IFJ condemns the brutal murder of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez Cerezo, from Veracruz
Sources News Release
2015
Moises Sanchez Cerezo, editor of La Union, was found killed after 24 days without news of his whereabouts. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Mexican authorities to solve all ...
In Mexico, reporters struggle to cover unrest over missing students
Agren, David
2015
Students have been kidnapped and mass graves have been uncovered but, with all the self-censorship of domestic journalists, Mexico will soon forget.
Mexican crime reporter abducted and slain in Durango State
Sources News Release
2009
Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna García was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning.
Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: 'I don't scare easily'
Saner, Emine
2012
Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico's most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?
Mexican journalist who covered police is abducted and killed
Sources News Release
2009
Authorities found the body of a journalist who covered the police beat in northern Mexico after he was abducted from his house on Monday night, according to Mexican news reports.
Mexican President Calderón Hires US Propaganda Firm
Conroy, Bill
2012
Los Pinos retains Las Vegas-based R&R Partners to promote government’s successes as the bloody drug war rages on.
Mexico: Article 19 Calls for a Federal Policy to Prevent Aggressions against Journalists
2009
Press release calling on the Government of Mexico and President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa to establish a committee to protect journalists and implement a comprehensive strategy to stop attacks on journ...
Mexico: Molotov cocktails thrown at Oaxaca newspaper editor's home
Sources News Release
2009
The home of Carlos Velasco Molina, the editor of the weekly El Correo de Oaxaca, in the southwestern city of Oaxaca in Mexico, is attacked.
Mexico: Special federal prosecutor rules out that community journalists were killed for their work
Sources News Release
2008
Reporters Without Borders today voiced astonishment at a public statement by the special federal prosecutor for dealing with attacks on the media ruling out that two young women community journalists ...
Monarch butterfly decline can only be stopped by a ban on glyphosate
Sirinathsinghji, Eva
2016
Monarch butterfly numbers are dwindling despite protection of their wintering forests in Mexico, and voluntary schemes to restore their food plant, milkweed, in US field margins, writes Eva Sirinathsi...
Police raid silences Chiapas community radio station
Sources News Release
2010
Police and judicial authorities in the southeastern state of Chiapas must explain a raid on Radio Proletaria, a community radio station in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, in which arrests were made and ...
Reporter who criticized officials is slain in northern Mexico
Sources News Release
2009
A Mexican journalist who was critical of local authorities in the northern state of Durango was fatally shot by unidentified assailants on Sunday.
Self-censorship, exile or certain death: the choice faced by journalists in Ciudad JuA¡rez
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders and the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) are releasing the results of a joint fact-finding visit to the northern city of Ciudad JuA¡rez Chihuahua, that was pro...
Special Report: Reporting, and Surviving, in Ciudad Juarez
O'Connor, Mike
2009
In one of Mexico#s most dangerous cities, reporting the news requires extreme caution. Self-censorship and manipulation of the news are constants.

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