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Between the Myth and the Woman: Remembering Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is widely considered one of the most famous painters in Latin America. On the 65th anniversary of her death, her unique body of work and enigmatic persona continue to mesmerize viewers, but the picture her works paint of her life tell a more complex story.

Madeleine Freeman

July 13, 2019

The Re-Colonization of Mexico: Trump and AMLO Agree to Use Mexican National Guard as U.S. Border Patrol

The following is a statement by socialists in Mexico and the United States against the U.S. government's anti-immigrant offensive. It was published simultaneously in English on Left Voice and in Spanish on La Izquierda Diario México.

Left Voice

June 11, 2019

Karl Marx and Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is commonly associated with drinking, sombreros and many other Mexican stereotypes. It is actually a holiday celebrating the defeat of a French army by the Mexicans. Karl Marx, who's birthday is May 5th, denounced the French invasion and sided with the Mexican people.

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 Oprinari

April 9, 2019

[VIDEO] The Maquila Strike in Matamoros Challenges US Multinationals

More than seventy thousand maquila workers in northern Mexico are striking against poverty wages.

Jimena Vergara

January 23, 2019

Over 40 Maquila Factories on Strike in Mexico

More than seventy thousand maquila workers in northern Mexico are fighting for salary increases and the payment of annual bonuses among other demands.

Óscar Fernández

January 17, 2019

The Migrant Exodus: A Central American Diaspora

Some of the caravans of more than 13,000 migrants are waiting in camps in Tijuana, and others are making their way to the border. A new migrant caravan has already been announced, but the Mexican government is adhering to the United States’ mandates like a servile army as they punish the migrants and treat them as criminals with detentions and deportations.

Maria Rosas

December 18, 2018

The Deportation of Víctor Mejía: The Mexican State Under Trump

The deportation of Víctor Mejía from Mexico, known as “assisted return,” is a result of the Mexican state’s policy of purging as many migrants as possible, with little regard for basic human rights. Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) has become the United States’ local immigration enforcer.

One Hundred Migrants Go Missing, Presumed Kidnapped

Their whereabouts remain unknown since they boarded two trucks under the alleged organization of armed men on Saturday, November 3.