Ayotzinapa

Peña Nieto proposes Forced Disappearances law in Mexico

Mexico has been going through a strong political crisis ever since the disappearance of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa a year ago. The army, especially Battalion 27, was directly involved in the detention and forced disappearance of Ayotzinapa students. A few days after a visit from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the presentation of its expert report, the Attorney General’s “historical” version is being highly scrutinized again. In the midst of this, the government attempts to divert attention from their own involvement by proposing a law dealing with Forced Disappearances.

Mexico, One Year After the Disappearance of 43 Students

September 26 marked the passage of one year since the “Night of Iguala” and the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa. Their whereabouts are still unknown. Thousands poured into the streets of Mexico City, demanding the return of the 43 “normalistas” who attended Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School. Protesters signaled the State as the culprit.

A year after Ayotiznapa. Why we need an anti-capitalist and socialist organization?

The massacre in Iguala, Mexico in September 2014 made the crude reality of the Mexican political regime even more evident. The disappearance of the 43 education students (normalistas) in Ayotzinapa sparked a massive movement condemning the entire regime, taking up the slogans #ItWasTheState and #PeñaOut (in reference to Peña Nieto, the Mexican President). In light of these events, there is a debate amongst the left about the youth and workers’ tasks.

Oaxaca teachers resist government attacks

An executive order by the Governor of Oaxaca disbanded the State Public Education Institute of Oaxaca (IEEPO) as part of an effort to weaken teachers’ protests. Teachers from Section 22 of the dissident CNTE (National Committee of Education Workers) have announced that they will fight back.

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.

Cultural rally for the 43 disappeared students

The #43×43 (“43 hours for the 43 disappeared”) cultural rally began with a demonstration in the Angel of Independence and continued with a march that ended at the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum).

They are repressing the Twelfth Global Day for Ayotzinapa

On May 26, big mobilizations were carried out in the Distrito Federal and several other cities of the interior, like Morelos, Cuernavaca, Acapulco, San Cristobal de las Casas, bringing together thousands of people in the framework of the twelfth Global Day of protest for Ayotzinapa.