U.S. Prepares Ultimatum to Mexico Over Energy Dispute: Give Us Your Markets, Now
The United States has accused Mexico of violating the USMCA free trade agreement, arguing that western powers should be free to access the country’s electricity industry. As of now, Mexico is standing firm against the corporate raiding.
Arturo MéndezApril 15, 2023
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
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
Biden Isn’t Just Reinstating “Remain in Mexico,” He’s Expanding It
Last week, the Biden administration announced that it was formally reimplementing the program after a decision by the Supreme Court. The new policy, negotiated with the Mexican government, will include new sectors of migrants in the program and expand to new cities along the border, putting thousands of migrants’ lives at risk. The decision shows that Biden is not just continuing but expanding Trump’s immigration policy.
Madeleine FreemanDecember 10, 2021
Receiving Refugees and Repressing Migrants: The Rhetoric and Reality of AMLO’s “Humanitarian” Policies
Mexico has recently received hundreds of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban. While AMLO’s administration tries to paint a humanitarian face, it doesn’t apply the same treatment to migrants stranded within the country. A migrant caravan made up of thousands of Haitains was recently repressed by the Mexican government and AMLO continues to collaborate with U.S. border policy by militarizing the border using the Mexican National Guard.
Rosa María NarváezSeptember 2, 2021
Mexico: AMLO Installs a Replica Aztec Temple While He Dispossesses Indigenous Communities
The Mexican government pays lip service to indigenous struggle, all while dispossessing indigenous communities.
Óscar FernándezAugust 12, 2021
Socialists Should Not Support AMLO
This Sunday, midterm elections are taking place in Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known as AMLO, has been governing the country for three years. Despite his progressive image, he was a close ally of Trump. Certain socialists are nonetheless supporting AMLO.
Óscar FernándezJune 5, 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
AMLO and Kamala Harris Stand Together Against Migrants
Mexican President López Obrador and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris have agreed to "cooperate" on migration. These plans represent continuity with Trump-era border and immigration policy.
Diana Bruja PalaciosApril 9, 2021
Mexico’s President Wants to Turn Migrant Laborers into Semi-slaves in the United States
The Mexican president has proposed a modified version of the Bracero Program implemented near the end of World War II. It would allow super-exploited Mexican migrant laborers to work in the United States without full rights.
Diana Bruja PalaciosMarch 5, 2021