The blockade outside La Platosa — a high-grade, Canadian-owned silver mine in the northeastern Mexican state of Durango — is by all accounts a peaceful protest.
Since early July, about 70 community members have camped out on the remote, sunscorched patch of land to demonstrate against what they see as... » read this article
Civil disobedience has halted production at Mexico’s “top grade producer of silver.” Farmers of the La Sierrita village, a close knit community of about 50 families, located 40 minutes north of the city of Gomez Palacio, Durango, have shut down the La Platosa mine owned by Canadian firm Excellon Resources... » read this article
With Peña Nieto's election marred by media bias and voter fraud, Mexico's ailing economy is hobbled by democratic deficit.
The media rewrites history every day, and in so doing, it often impedes our understanding of the present. Mexico's presidential election of a week ago is a case in point. Press... » read this article
Editor's Note: The result of the recount was totally predictable ... and we predicted it. If they can rig an election, the same people in power (Washington-backed Calderon mafia) can surely rig a recount.
- Les Blough, Editor
Mexico City - Mexico could be forgiven for partying like it’s 2006.... » read this article
Editor's Note: You will see from the verb tenses that this article was published before last Sunday's presidential elections in Mexico. The electoral authorities claim that Nieto won with 38 per cent of the vote. The leading opposition candidate, Andres Manuel Obrador, is contesting the vote, citing numerous irregularities. A... » read this article
SAN JOSE DEL PROGRESO, MEXICO—It's been almost three years since hundreds of people took direct action to temporarily shut down Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver's gold and silver mine near Oaxaca City, Mexico. Since then, the neighbouring community of San Jose del Progreso has been deeply divided and residents have faced a... » read this article
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Natalia Cote-Muñoz' report is primarily focused on criminal gangs who have been murdering, raping and exploited migrants for the last 6 years in Mexico. But in her report she also states,
"The government’s current approach to migrants is demeaning at best." and she concludes:
"Meanwhile, as long as authorities remain... » read this article
Seventy thousand teachers in the Mexican state of Oaxaca struck May 23, demanding better funding for their students. The strike began with a march from four different points to the city’s square, where the educators rallied and then spread out to put pressure on both government and business.
Teachers blockaded... » read this article
In May 2011, Mexican investigators uncovered another mass clandestine grave with dozens of mutilated corpses; bringing the total number of victims to 40,000 killed since 2006 when the Calderon regime announced its “war on drug traffickers”. Backed by advisers, agents and arms, the White House has been the principal promotor... » read this article