The blockade outside La Platosa — a high-grade, Canadian-owned silver mine in the northeastern Mexican state of Durango — is by all accounts a peaceful protest.
Since early July, about 70 community members have camped out on the remote, sunscorched patch of land to demonstrate against what they see as... » read this article
Civil disobedience has halted production at Mexico’s “top grade producer of silver.” Farmers of the La Sierrita village, a close knit community of about 50 families, located 40 minutes north of the city of Gomez Palacio, Durango, have shut down the La Platosa mine owned by Canadian firm Excellon Resources... » read this article
With Peña Nieto's election marred by media bias and voter fraud, Mexico's ailing economy is hobbled by democratic deficit.
The media rewrites history every day, and in so doing, it often impedes our understanding of the present. Mexico's presidential election of a week ago is a case in point. Press... » read this article
Editor's Note: The result of the recount was totally predictable ... and we predicted it. If they can rig an election, the same people in power (Washington-backed Calderon mafia) can surely rig a recount.
- Les Blough, Editor
Mexico City - Mexico could be forgiven for partying like it’s 2006.... » read this article
Editor's Note: You will see from the verb tenses that this article was published before last Sunday's presidential elections in Mexico. The electoral authorities claim that Nieto won with 38 per cent of the vote. The leading opposition candidate, Andres Manuel Obrador, is contesting the vote, citing numerous irregularities. A... » read this article
SAN JOSE DEL PROGRESO, MEXICO—It's been almost three years since hundreds of people took direct action to temporarily shut down Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver's gold and silver mine near Oaxaca City, Mexico. Since then, the neighbouring community of San Jose del Progreso has been deeply divided and residents have faced a... » read this article
Les Blough, Axis of Logic. Natalia Cote-Muñoz, COHA. , Axis of Logic. COHA
Natalia Cote-Muñoz' report is primarily focused on criminal gangs who have been murdering, raping and exploited migrants for the last 6 years in Mexico. But in her report she also states,
"The government’s current approach to migrants is demeaning at best." and she concludes:
"Meanwhile, as long as authorities remain... » read this article
Seventy thousand teachers in the Mexican state of Oaxaca struck May 23, demanding better funding for their students. The strike began with a march from four different points to the city’s square, where the educators rallied and then spread out to put pressure on both government and business.
Teachers blockaded... » read this article
In May 2011, Mexican investigators uncovered another mass clandestine grave with dozens of mutilated corpses; bringing the total number of victims to 40,000 killed since 2006 when the Calderon regime announced its “war on drug traffickers”. Backed by advisers, agents and arms, the White House has been the principal promotor... » read this article
Christopher Minster , Latin American History/About.com
Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday which celebrates the victory over French forces on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. It is often mistakenly thought to be Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16. More of an emotional victory than a military one, to Mexicans the... » read this article
A secret operation to run guns across the border to Mexican drug cartels — overseen by U.S. government agents — threatens to become a major scandal for the Obama administration.
The operation, called “Fast and Furious,” was run out of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) office... » read this article
GUELATAO, Mexico — Yank the husks off ears of corn grown in the mountains of southern Mexico, and you may find kernels that are red, yellow, white, blue, black or even variegated.
It's only one measure of the diversity of the 60 or so native varieties of corn in Mexico.... » read this article
The scenery is almost postcard perfect: a tiny beach nestled in a cove and surrounded by a lively mangrove forest ecosystem.
But local fisherman Bulfrano Castillo is worried; major hotels are rising up around the beach, and the owners are telling local people to scram.
"They can't just kick us... » read this article