A Combined Struggle: Fighting Imperialism in Mexico and in the U.S.
On the anniversary of Trotsky’s death, we reexamine his writings from the final period of his life, which he spent in exile in Mexico. His observations about socialist strategy in semi-colonial countries and his conceptualization of the role that workers in imperialist countries play in the fight against imperialism have special relevance to socialists fighting against U.S. imperialism today.
Madeleine FreemanAugust 21, 2019
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 FreemanJuly 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 VoiceJune 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.
Óscar FernándezMay 5, 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
[VIDEO] The Maquila Strike in Matamoros Challenges US Multinationals
More than seventy thousand maquila workers in northern Mexico are striking against poverty wages.
Jimena VergaraJanuary 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 FernándezJanuary 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 RosasDecember 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.
La Izquierda Diario MexicoDecember 8, 2018
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.
La Izquierda Diario MexicoNovember 8, 2018