Tag: Mexico

  • Labour Protest in Mexico 2019: The SITUAM Strike

    #SITUAM (workers of the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico) has a militant tradition, as many of its professors had been politically influenced by their participation in the massive student movement of 1968. Keep reading »

  • The War on AMLO

    The Mexican and international right are united in their efforts to delegitimatize the AMLO presidency. Keep reading »

  • Mexico’s Energy Transformation?

    Mexican President López Obrador has promised a “fourth transformation” of the Mexican state and is taking back control of the national oil and gas firm. Workers, indigenous groups, and the environmental movement in Mexico and internationally can push the agenda further. Keep reading »

  • With López Obrador In, Workers Have the Confidence to Walk Out

    Mexico’s new president has raised wages, and maquiladora workers have gone on strike along the border #Matamoros Keep reading »

  • A New Day for Mexican Workers

    The López Obrador administration is changing the law so that workers can actually choose a union and vote on their contracts. Keep reading »

  • What Does López Obrador’s Cabinet Say About His Upcoming Presidency?

    On July 2, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) of the recently formed Morena Party swept to victory in Mexico’s presidential election with 53 per cent of the vote, the first time since 1982 that a candidate won more than half the vote. His closest competitor, Ricardo Anaya of the National Action Party (PAN), took 22 … Keep reading »

  • Mexico’s Left Turn?: Mexico’s Election and Beyond in the Trump Era

    Despite fierce opposition from big business and the media, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) was elected by an overwhelming majority as President of México on July 1 and has won majorities in both houses of Congress. How did this rejection of the major parties come about? Is he a “leftist,” or “populist” as widely purported … Watch video »

  • Mexico: Violence, Corruption and Inequality — AMLO to the Rescue?

    The victory in Mexico’s presidential election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), under the rubric of his relatively new ‘progressive’ Morena party, is both unsurprising and surprising. It’s unsurprising because AMLO had a huge and increasing lead in the opinion polls leading up to polling day. And Mexico’s 88 million voters (out of 127 million … Keep reading »

  • Obrador and Mexico’s Watershed Election

    Uncertainties, Contradictions and Struggle The July 1 national election in Mexico is likely to be a watershed in Mexican history. The splintering of the three old parties, their unprincipled tactical electoral alliances across party boundaries, the rapid movement of key party figures from one party to another, have made understanding the labyrinth of Mexican elections even … Keep reading »

  • Mexico Elections and NAFTA

    Despite fierce opposition from Big Business and the media, Andrés Manuel López Obrador is likely to be elected President of Mexico on July 1 and have a majority in both houses of Congress. How did this rejection of the major parties come about? Is he a “leftist” or “populist” as widely purported in the North … Watch video »

  • What Could a Left Presidency Look Like in Mexico?

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador could become Mexico’s first progressive president in generations, but what would such a presidency actually look like? It is not an easy question to answer, though his time as leader of Mexico’s largest city could offer some insights. Keep reading »

  • Mexicans Denounce Canadian Mega-Mining Projects

    As Prime Minister Trudeau makes his first official visit to Mexico, writes Mining Watch Canada, “the Mexican Network of Mining Affected People” (REMA by its initials in Spanish) has issued a communiqué to call on Trudeau to live up to his commitments and stop the devastation of Indigenous and campesino communities that has enabled Canadian … Keep reading »