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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 Fernández

June 5, 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 Oprinari

May 8, 2021

Biden’s Border Policy is Still Separating Families

Thanks to Biden’s immigration policy, thousands of children remain separated from their families, and more are separated every day.

Two Thousand Migrants Missing in Mexico

According to a report by the Mexican Federation of Public Human Rights Organizations (FMOPDH), at least 2,000 migrants are missing in Mexican territory, while the government maintains 8,000 National Guard troops on the border.

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 Oprinari

April 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.

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.

Revolutionary Socialists to Run in Mexico’s Midterm Elections

The Anticapitalist Left Front (FIA) will be running candidates in Mexico’s national elections next summer. Its main candidate is a public sector worker who was fired and fought successfully to get her job back.

Óscar Fernández

December 15, 2020

Mexican Police Fire Live Rounds at Femicide Protesters

In Cancún, Mexico, the police opened fire on 2,000 demonstrators who had gathered at the City Hall to protest against the latest instance of femicide. Here, we republish a statement by the socialist feminist group Pan y Rosas.

Pan y Rosas

November 10, 2020