By Alex González, 14 July 2018
Andrés Manuel López Obrador has selected establishment figures to reassure the ruling elite that their interests will be defended.
By Don Knowland, 6 July 2018
Now that AMLO has won the election, he and Mexico’s most powerful business heads are going out of their way to promise they will work together for the “greater good.”
By Bill Van Auken, 4 July 2018
All three major US newspapers “of record” responded with the same fear, not of López Obrador, but rather of the tens of millions of Mexicans who voted for him.
By Don Knowland, 3 July 2018
The sweep by López Obrador and his MORENA-led coalition is a debacle for the PRI, which governed the country from 1929 to 2000, and again for the last six years.
By Rafael Azul, 2 July 2018
The large support for AMLO and his Morena party is the product of widespread hostility to poverty, inequality, corruption and the militarization of society.
“The world should not be closing itself in—my father’s struggle was against all walls.”
By Kevin Mitchell, 2 July 2018
The WSWS spoke recently with the director of In Exile: A Family Film, a film about the Spanish Civil War and its consequences.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 June 2018
The coming to power of López Obrador will yield not a way out of the current crisis, but rather its sharp intensification.
By Don Knowland, 27 June 2018
Morena and its coalition could sweep Congress, and threaten the continued viability of other parties.
By Alex González, 27 June 2018
The teachers struck as part of a continuing struggle for the repeal of the 2013 national education legislation.
By Rafael Azul, 12 June 2018
A panel of judges found that the original investigation of the Ayotzinapa case was incomplete and fraudulent.
By Rafael Azul, 9 June 2018
Retaliating against US steel and aluminum import tariffs, the government of Mexico imposed tariffs on 71 products exported by the United States.
By Don Knowland, 8 June 2018
After months of charges and countercharges, the overwhelming favorite to win the Mexican presidential election and the representatives of big business declared a truce.
So far from God, so close to the United States…
By Rafael Azul, 24 May 2018
This second debate indicates, more clearly than the first, that there is nothing here for Mexican workers.
By Alex González, 21 May 2018
Spanning from the Yucatan peninsula to northern Mexico, the protests represent another expression of the international struggle by teachers in 2018.
By Alex González, 9 May 2018
About 600 workers went on strike to demand the right to form their own union.
By Don Knowland, 7 May 2018
Heated charges and political maneuvers dominated Mexico’s electoral campaign last week as the “left” bourgeois candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador kept a 20 point lead in the polls.
First presidential debate
By Rafael Azul and Don Knowland, 3 May 2018
The debate took place in the wake of the grisly killing of three film students by gang members in Jalisco.
US election meddling in the age of the Internet
By Alex González and Andrea Lobo, 1 May 2018
The US military-intelligence apparatus is integrating the largest technology and Internet companies to tighten the US stranglehold over Latin America.
US election meddling in the age of the Internet
By Alex González and Andrea Lobo, 28 April 2018
The United States is now engaged in advanced efforts to exploit data on every voter in the country, as well as user data from Google and the social media companies, to influence the elections of its southern neighbor.
By Michael Anders, 18 April 2018
The anti-democratic decision proves that the Mexican government is a pawn of the Trump administration.
By Alex González, 5 April 2018
The #Verificado2018 campaign was launched to allegedly protect voters from Russian meddling in the upcoming July 1 general elections.
By Don Knowland, 13 March 2018
Supposedly left populist candidate López Obrador assured bankers he will not undermine their interests if elected.
By Alex González, 12 March 2018
The layoffs will have a ripple effect through the area, affecting the region’s production of tires, auto parts, and transportation of finished cars.
By Alex González, 10 March 2018
Constellation Brands set up beer manufacturing plants in drought-prone cities and is threatening the region with a water crisis.
By Meenakshi Jagadeesan, 6 March 2018
The growing number of disappearances and targeted killings of journalists has made Mexico the most dangerous country for the press outside of war-torn areas
By Don Knowland, 2 March 2018
It is now clear that AMLO’s past campaigns against opening up Mexico’s oil industry to foreign interests were little more than political showboating.
Mexican election season begins
By Don Knowland, 22 February 2018
In 2018, Andres Manuel López Obrador is running the most right-wing, nationalist and explicitly anti-socialist of any of his three campaigns for the Mexican Presidency.
Mexican election season begins
By Don Knowland, 21 February 2018
Amid the growth of social opposition, the widely-hated traditional parties in Mexico are increasingly reliant on eclectic electoral alliances.
By Alex González, 8 February 2018
More than 4,000 autoworkers are fighting for a better salary and working conditions.
By Alex González, 2 February 2018
Russia is accused of using social media to help “left” presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
By Mike Head, 25 January 2018
The “TPP 11” announcement points to the increasing isolation of the US, and the escalating tensions between the rival capitalist powers.
By Alex González, 12 January 2018
The current show in Mexico City focuses on Rivera’s two visits to the USSR in 1927-28 and in 1955-56. It contains many remarkable items.
By Trévon Austin, 28 December 2017
A USA Today investigation reveals that up to 27,000 may have died in the desert between the US and Mexico over the past 20 years.
By Alex González, 11 December 2017
The Interior Security Law is being advanced to crack down on protests and to prepare for possible military intervention in next year’s presidential elections.
By David Brown, 4 December 2017
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was acquitted of murder in a case Trump had made central to his anti-immigrant presidential campaign.
By Alex González, 27 November 2017
Around 800 mineworkers refused to be a part of the CTM, arguing that it “does not defend our rights and betrays us, offends us, assaults us, and threatens us.”
By Don Knowland, 18 October 2017
The September earthquakes revealed the criminality of the Mexican oligarchy and make a mockery of the president's paean to national solidarity.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 13 October 2017
The collapse of NAFTA would mark a new stage in the eruption of 1930s-style “beggar they neighbor” trade conflicts.
By Carl Bronski, 5 October 2017
Dias does not explain how his supposed concern for the plight of Mexican workers squares with the union’s demand that GM lay off workers in Mexico before any workers at CAMI.
By Norisa Diaz, 28 September 2017
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers at the US/Mexico border during the closure last weekend of the busiest border crossing in the world.
By Don Knowland, 23 September 2017
As in the hugely inadequate response of the US government to the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida, most rescue and aid efforts after the Mexican quake fell to working class volunteers.
By Alex González, 21 September 2017
The working class has mobilized to lead rescue efforts through its own self-sacrifice and solidarity.
Working men have no country
By Norisa Diaz, 21 September 2017
The WSWS recently spoke to workers who cross the US/Mexico border daily or weekly, which bisects all aspects of their social life.
By Andrea Lobo, 20 September 2017
Less than two weeks after an earthquake killed 99 people in southern Mexico, another quake has left widespread death and destruction in the continent's largest metropolis.
By Andrea Lobo, 18 September 2017
This historic event has exposed conditions of staggering inequality, deteriorated social infrastructure and corrupt negligence on the part of the ruling elites.
By Rafael Azul, 9 September 2017
By far the most damage was concentrated in Juchitan de Zaragoza, a city of more than one hundred thousand, the third largest in the state of Oaxaca.
By Norisa Diaz, 6 September 2017
The expansion of the San Ysidro border crossing is not to improve the lives of working people, but to allow for the more efficient exploitation of their labor by multinational corporations.
By Alex González, 23 August 2017
The study lays bare the degree to which financial corporations, many from the US, dominate every aspect of life in Latin America.
By Roger Jordan, 19 August 2017
Washington is seeking to refashion the agreement as a template to pursue Trump’s economic nationalist “America first” agenda against its chief rivals, China and Germany.
“The rich have all the resources and the money but still so many are struggling”
By Norisa Diaz and Renae Cassimeda, 18 July 2017
Thousands of veterans have been deported following minor crimes often linked to trauma incurred during their military service.
By Alex González, 5 July 2017
The software collects all communications of a targeted phone if the recipient opens a malicious link sent via text message.
By Alex González, 14 June 2017
Allegations of vote buying, illegal campaign spending, and inconsistencies tallying up the vote cast doubt on the PRI’s narrow victory.
By Alex González, 7 June 2017
The PRI narrowly defeated its “left” challenger in a race widely seen as a prelude to next year’s presidential election.
By Andrea Lobo, 12 May 2017
The US secretary of Homeland Security outlined a Central America policy focusing on deterring migration and militarizing the region in preparation for social upheavals and war.
By Alex González, 11 May 2017
Over 500 civilians blocked a major highway to protest a military intervention over alleged oil theft in Puebla, Mexico.
May Day 2017
By Bill Van Auken, 5 May 2017
The overall impact of Castroism, and, even more decisively, that of the revisionist tendencies which promoted it, was to hold back the socialist revolution.
By Nick Beams, 28 April 2017
The Trump administration has signalled that it will take an aggressive economic nationalist stance in negotiations on NAFTA after making moves to withdraw altogether.
By Gary Alvernia, 28 April 2017
The radicalization of Mexican artists led to the creation of powerful and engaging works that expressed the faith of the artistic community in the revolution of the masses.
Mexican president calls criticism of military “inadmissible and unacceptable” in speech before 32,000 soldiers
By Alex Gonzalez, 6 April 2017
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto adressed an audience of 32,000 members of the Armed Forces to condemn criticisms of the military.
By Alex Gonzalez, 11 March 2017
The Interior Security Law will legalize the military’s role in domestic security operations and set the framework for mass spying on the Mexican population.
By Don Knowland, 7 March 2017
Despite AMLO’s populist garb, his speeches and program reveal a right-wing, nationalist program that represents the upper middle class rather than the Mexican masses.
By Bill Van Auken, 24 February 2017
The president’s provocative statement came as his secretaries of State and Homeland Security were in Mexico attempting to secure the collaboration of the Peña Nieto government.
By Toby Reese, 24 February 2017
Guadalupe Olivas Valencia was deported for a third time after attempting to cross back into the US, where he had previously worked.
By Alex Gonzalez, 15 February 2017
In Mexico, 57 percent of adolescents in prison are tortured, according to a report released by the National Center for Human Rights.
By Clodomiro Puentes, 14 February 2017
Peña Nieto’s appeal has been echoed by everyone from billionaire Carlos Slim to the pseudo-left groups orbiting the Morena party.
10 February 2017
By Clodomiro Puentes, 4 February 2017
The US head of state threatened to send US troops south of the border because of the Mexican military’s supposed reluctance in prosecuting a bloody “war on drugs.”
By Clodomiro Puentes, 31 January 2017
Protests against the Mexican government continue under conditions of rising inflation and increasing concern over the impact of the Trump presidency in the US.
By Eric London, 28 January 2017
Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto asked Trump “not to publicly discuss” paying for the border wall during a phone call yesterday.
By Eric London, 27 January 2017
The Trump administration floated the threat of a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports after President Peña Nieto cancelled his US visit over demands Mexico pay for the border wall.
By Don Knowland, 21 January 2017
The recent unrest in Mexico and a nosedive in its president’s approval rating have led to a deepening governmental crisis.
By Eric London, 14 January 2017
The MTS is appealing to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s nationalist and pro-capitalist Morena to lead opposition to the gasolinazo subsidy cuts.
By Rafael Azul, 12 January 2017
Sections of the Mexican ruling class are posturing as opponents of the gasolinazo subsidy cut.
By Rafael Azul and Eric London, 10 January 2017
In response to mass demonstrations against gasoline subsidy cuts, the government and trade unions are policing popular anger in order to lay out the welcome mat for Trump.
By Eric London, 7 January 2017
With the police cracking down on demonstrations, the trade unions and bourgeois “left” are struggling to contain the growing protest movement.
By Neil Hardt, 6 January 2017
The trade unions and the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) are being mobilized to strangle the growing movement against cuts in gas subsidies.
By Eric London, 5 January 2017
The Mexican government’s decision to cut gas subsidies has provoked widespread demonstrations, road blockades and gas station occupations, sparking fears within the ruling class of a social explosion.
By Genevieve Leigh, 22 December 2016
A massive chain-reaction explosion erupted at one of the largest fireworks markets in the country in Tultepec, just north of the capital.
By Clodomiro Puentes, 16 December 2016
In the weeks following the election of Donald Trump, the Mexican ruling class is preparing for an unfavorable turn in trade relations with the US along with increased social unrest.
By Clodomiro Puentes, 18 November 2016
The election of Trump and his stated positions on immigration and foreign trade have created a mood of unease in Mexican ruling circles.
By Kevin Martinez, 31 October 2016
General Salvador Cienfuegos says the army is worn down after a decade of fighting drug cartels, but has asked for the military to be expanded and take an even greater role.
By Marc Wells, 28 October 2016
Ford is suspending production in the US and Mexico in the face of declining sales.
By Rafael Azul, 26 September 2016
Two years after the disappearance of the teaching students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, the Peña Nieto administration continues to shield the real culprits.
By Eric London, 2 September 2016
In his anti-immigrant speech in Phoenix, Arizona, the Republican candidate laid out a plan to deport millions of undocumented workers using violent police state methods.
By Clodomiro Puentes, 1 September 2016
As Mexican teachers continue their struggle, union officials are collaborating with the political forces that helped bring about the right-wing education “reform.”
By Kevin Martinez, 27 August 2016
The country’s human rights commission accused the federal police of executing at least 22 suspects during a raid last year on a suspected drug cartel.
By Don Knowland, 19 August 2016
Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador announces that if he wins the presidency in 2018 he will not investigate or prosecute prior office holders and their accomplices for corruption.
By Gabriel Black, 15 July 2016
The House Financial Services Committee report makes clear that the Obama administration’s failure to hold criminally liable a single leading Wall Street figure is the result of a highly conscious and systematic policy.
By Neil Hardt, 29 June 2016
The CNTE and Morena are maneuvering to prevent opposition to education reform from developing into a direct confrontation between the working class and the Peña Nieto government.
By Rafael Azul, 28 June 2016
A week after the police massacre of teachers and their supporters in Oaxaca, people across Mexico continue occupations and to disrupt of highway traffic in protest.
27 June 2016
Michigan public school teachers express their support for teachers in Oaxaca and throughout Mexico in the face of last week’s government massacre.
By Neil Hardt, 25 June 2016
The resurgence of class struggle expressed in the protests of Mexican teachers is part of a growing radicalization of workers internationally.
By Rafael Azul, 23 June 2016
Teachers and their supporters continue to struggle in Mexico against the education reform law, while union leaders meet with the government.
By Neil Hardt, 22 June 2016
The death toll has risen to 11 in Sunday’s police massacre of striking teachers and their supporters in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.
By Don Knowland, 21 June 2016
Federal police fired on protesting teachers in order to clear a blockaded highway, killing eight and wounding over 50.
Unite US and Mexican workers!
By Jerry White—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 18 June 2016
The fight to defend jobs requires a unified fight against the capitalist system
By Don Knowland, 16 June 2016
Efforts by teachers to roll back the regressive federal education reform face increasing government repression.
By Don Knowland, 19 May 2016
The strike is in opposition to a 2013 law that gave new powers to the government to monitor, test and fire teachers en masse.
By Don Knowland, 25 April 2016
The report charges that the government blocked key lines of investigation, mishandled evidence, used torture and protected officials suspected of participating in the disappearance.
By Marc Wells, 22 April 2016
Ford Motor Co. unveiled its plan to invest $1.6 billion to build a new small-vehicle plant in Mexico which will employ 2,800 workers.