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Pablo Oprinari

Pablo is a sociologist from Mexico City and a leader of the Socialist Workers Movement (MTS).

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Cuba: With Repression and Intimidation, the Government of Díaz-Canel Discourages the “Civic March for Change”

In response to a protest called by a broad coalition of groups and individuals opposing the Cuban regime, the government issued a series of repressive measures to stop the demonstration, including prohibiting the protest and arresting its organizers. Against both the pro-imperialist far right and the disastrous policies of the government, we call for the freedom of organization and protest for the working and poor of Cuba.

A Cuban soldier in green standing in the foreground.

November 15 March in Cuba: Against Government Repression, For a Revolutionary Solution to the Crisis

The Cuban government is trying to stop a demonstration called for mid-November called by a group with strong right-wing ties. Against the backdrop of growing inequality and discontent, what is needed is a revolutionary program for defending the gains of the revolution.

An artistic rendering of a silhouette carrying a Cuban flag

The Situation on the Island and Its Prospects: Interview with a Young Cuban Communist

La Izquierda Diario interviews Taliesin Álvarez, a member of the Union of Young Communists and of the Hermanos Saíz Association, and a member of the editorial board of the left-wing Cuban blog Comunistas, about the demonstrations in Cuba.

Migration in the Time of Biden and AMLO: Imperialism and the Border

18,000 migrant children detained in the United States in February. 170,000 Central Americans and Mexicans apprehended by border control in March. Behind these numbers, there are thousands of stories, marked by racism, xenophobia, and the outrage of different governments.

Immigration, Energy, and Security: The Mexico-U.S. Agenda

If Latin America is the backyard of the United States, then Mexico is its gateway. Donald Trump’s administration made this clearer than ever, strengthening Mexico's ties of subordination and dependence on its neighbor to the north. The first few months of the Biden administration prove that not much has changed.

From Emiliano Zapata to the EZLN: Land and Autonomy

The following article was originally published on our sister site Ideas de Izquierda México (Left Ideas Mexico) to commemorate the birth of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata.

Two years of López Obrador: “Progressive” Subordination to Trump and the U.S.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has become friends with President Trump. No longer is AMLO attempting to fake standing against the northern neighbor; the subordination of Mexico continues unabated. Only class struggle on both sides of the border will help the Mexican worker.

Mexico’s Maquiladoras in the Pandemic: Capitalist Super-Exploitation and Workers’ Resistance at the Border

In the Mexican maquiladora export industry --- a paradise for capitalists and a hell for precarious workers --- a new wave of workers' struggles are emerging in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Converting Production for Public Health: The Case of The Mexican Auto Industry

The automobile industry, one of Mexico’s most modern and dynamic, has been hard hit by Covid-19, resulting in layoffs and shutdowns. The industry in the United States and Canada is facing the same situation, as well as in China, which is a leading parts supplier. This article explores the background of the crisis and offers a perspective in the framework of the pandemic.

Trotsky, Latin America, and U.S. Imperialism

Workers in the U.S. and Mexico need to unite against their common enemy. Leon Trotsky explained this in the 1930s, when he proposed that workers in the U.S. and Britain support the expropriation of imperialist oil companies in Mexico.

Trotsky Arrives in Havana

The thought of the Russian revolutionary was discussed on the island. Pablo Oprinari of the CEIP (Center of Studies, Research, and Publications) Leon Trotsky in Mexico City reports on a conference in Cuba.

“What  matters is Trotsky’s work being known in Cuba” – Interview with Gabriel García Higueras

From May 6-8, the “First International Academic Event on Leon Trotsky" took place in Havana, Cuba. Pablo Oprinari of the CEIP (Center of Studies, Research, and Publications) Leon Trotsky in Mexico City spoke to Gabriel García Higueras, a Peruvian researcher specializing in Trotsky’s work.

“In Cuba we needed Trotsky to understand what happened in the Soviet Union” – Interview with Frank García

From May 6-8, the “First International Academic Event on Leon Trotsky" took place in Havana, Cuba. Pablo Oprinari of the CEIP (Center of Studies, Research, and Publications) Leon Trotsky in Mexico City spoke to the conference's organizer, Frank García Hernández.

AMLO’s First Hundred Days and the Awakening of Workers’ Struggles in Mexico

AMLO has promised to transform Mexico, but only the working class has the power to bring about real change.

The Militarization of the Border and the Tasks of Socialists

An immediate mobilization of workers and popular sectors — on both sides of the border — is necessary to demand the withdrawal of the National Guard and an end to deportations and Trump’s border wall.

The corruption in Mexico City and the recent Subway scandals

In recent days, three former officials of the Mexico City Subway Project were arrested and charged with "illegal use of powers" in the construction of Line 12; more specifically for giving out contracts for services that had never been opened for bidding and for withholding millions in contributions.

Initial Conclusions of the Militarized Elections

(Picture: AFP) Soldiers and police in the streets, protest and electoral boycott, repression and political prisoners. Peña Nieto’s slogan of “democratic peace” and the brutal democracy of the PRI-PAN-PRD. Spanish version from La Izquierda Diario Protests against the elections This was the most significant operation carried out to protect the electoral process in recent history, […]