Pablo is a sociologist from Mexico City and a leader of the Socialist Workers Movement (MTS).
Polarization in Mexico: On “Democracy” and Authoritarianism
The fierce opposition to Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s reform of the National Electoral Institute, which oversees Mexico’s federal elections, reveals high tensions among Mexico’s ruling class; however, neither the reform nor its opponents aim to challenge an electoral system that silences working class people and is subordinated to the interests of the United States.
Pablo OprinariApril 6, 2023
AMLO’s Dilemma and the Limits of the Pink Tide
It is essential to establish a clear definition of class character to understand AMLO’s government, taking into consideration the particular characteristics of its “progressivism” in its relationship with the mass movement and capital. Otherwise, one could lose one’s way in implementing socialist and revolutionary politics that genuinely express the historical interest of the oppressed and exploited.
Pablo OprinariJune 21, 2022
The Mexican Government and the Cartels: Colluding in Service of U.S. Imperialism
U.S. imperialism is to blame for the spiraling violence between drug traffickers and the armed forces in Mexico. The government of AMLO is following drug and security policies imposed by Washington.
Pablo OprinariMarch 28, 2022
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.
Pablo OprinariNovember 17, 2021
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.
Pablo OprinariNovember 5, 2021
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.
Pablo OprinariJuly 26, 2021
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.
Pablo OprinariMay 8, 2021
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.
Pablo OprinariApril 24, 2021
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.
Pablo OprinariNovember 20, 2020
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.
Pablo OprinariSeptember 7, 2020
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.
Pablo OprinariJune 1, 2020
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.
Pablo OprinariApril 13, 2020
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.
Pablo OprinariSeptember 3, 2019
“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.
Pablo OprinariMay 27, 2019
“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.
Pablo OprinariMay 27, 2019
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.
Pablo OprinariApril 9, 2019
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.
Pablo OprinariApril 13, 2018
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.
Pablo OprinariJuly 12, 2015
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, […]
Pablo OprinariJune 8, 2015