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.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 April 2016
The plant was turned over to Mexichem as part of the government’s privatization drive, and workers reported that safety and maintenance had been neglected.
By Neil Hardt, 18 April 2016
Thousands of teachers mobilized across the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacán and Veracruz against President Peña Nieto’s education reform plan.
By Neil Hardt, 16 April 2016
Previously unreported testimony shows that federal police were involved in the September 2014 attacks that resulted in the disappearance of 43 student teachers.
By Neil Hardt, 6 April 2016
Targeting migrant workers and children, the Pena Nieto administration’s crackdown is backed by billions in weapons and training aid from the Obama administration.
By Shannon Jones, 5 April 2016
The walkout by more than 5,000 workers brought production to a halt at the Nissan plant in the industrial City of the Valley of Cuernavaca.
By Don Knowland, 4 April 2016
The Mexican government is threatening to shut down an investigation by independent experts of the disappearance of the student teachers and seeks to buy off their parents.
By Neil Hardt, 1 April 2016
An amendment to the Mexican Constitution would grant the president dictatorial powers to establish a state of emergency and suspend democratic rights.
By Neil Hardt, 17 March 2016
A report from the daily La Jornada reveals that leaders of two major Mexican unions were given kickbacks in return for renegotiating the contract with Pemex.
By Rafael Azul, 10 March 2016
Striking steel workers at ArcelorMittal in the port city of Lázaro Cárdenas are demanding the rehiring of laid-off workers.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 March 2016
The right-wing representatives of the Mexican bourgeoisie fear that Trump’s campaign will interfere with their collaboration with Washington.
By Clodomiro Puentes, 20 February 2016
The papal tour was paid for by the government and wealthy Mexican businessmen, who clearly saw it as a means of defusing mounting popular anger.
By Genevieve Leigh, 16 February 2016
The families charge HSBC with providing “material support” to the killers by laundering drug money.
By Don Knowland, 12 January 2016
The new mayor of Temixco in Morelos state, near Mexico City, was assassinated the day after being sworn in.
By Evan Blake, 24 October 2015
As of this writing, there have been no reported deaths or injuries from Hurricane Patricia, but many are predicted to perish in the days to come.
By Rafael Azul, 2 October 2015
Around the world, students, workers and youth demanded justice for Mexico’s missing 43 normalistas.
São Paulo rally for Ayotzinapa: “The resistance has got to be shared... it has to be international.”
By our reporters, 2 October 2015
Demonstrators said that the same kind of repression seen in Mexico is being carried out in Brazil.
By Rafael Azul, 10 September 2015
The disappearance of the students in Iguala almost one year ago stands exposed as an act of political terror by a government that has lost all legitimacy.
By David Brown and Jerry White, 12 August 2015
As talks for a new labor contract continue, the US-based automakers are threatening to shift more production to Mexico and other lower wage countries.
By Rafael Azul, 6 August 2015
Behind these savage killings is a campaign to silence critics of the regime and defenders of human rights.
By Rafael Azul, 9 June 2015
The government of President Peña Nieto mobilized military and police forces across Mexico to prevent protests by teachers and youth.
By Matthew Taylor, 4 June 2015
Bills have recently been introduced in the US Senate that would expand oil drilling off the coast of Florida and Alabama.
By Don Knowland, 2 June 2015
After a year that saw the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students, polls show that eight out of ten voters do not trust the major political parties.
By Kevin Kearney, 25 May 2015
The military operations of the Peña Nieto government are aimed at a far more dangerous internal enemy: Mexico’s increasingly restive working class.
By Clodomiro Puentes, 29 April 2015
By isolating the strike to the San Quintin region, the union leaderships have allowed the growers to take advantage of the precarious social position of the farm workers.
By Seraphine Collins, 22 April 2015
”The US holds a lot of responsibility for what’s happening in Mexico,” the mother of one of the disappeared students told the World Socialist Web Site.
By Rafael Azul, 20 April 2015
This year’s protest attacked President Peña Nieto’s Southern Border Program, designed to block the movement of immigrants toward the US.
By Kevin Martinez, 14 April 2015
Drowning deaths along the US-Mexico border have spiked since last fall as the Border Patrol increased its surveillance.
By Jake Dean, 2 April 2015
The oil rig disaster has unfolded in the midst of Mexico’s accelerating privatization of its state-owned oil firm, PEMEX.
By Rafael Azul, 2 April 2015
Thousands marched and rallied in Mexico City demanding justice for the disappeared rural student teachers.
FICUNAM 2015: Part 3
By David Walsh, 25 March 2015
The recent FICUNAM festival in Mexico City screened a number of films which, while not belonging to a single school by any means, provide the opportunity for something of a generalized overview.
By Rafael Azul, 23 March 2015
On Wednesday, March 17, thousands of agricultural workers went on strike in the Mexican state of Baja California.
FICUNAM 2015: Part 2
By David Walsh, 20 March 2015
There are filmmakers who devote themselves seriously and conscientiously to representing life, not life in the abstract, not “life as a river,” but concrete life, the life of social classes and relationships.
By David Walsh, 20 March 2015
David Walsh spoke to Alejo Moguillansky, the co-director of The Gold Bug, in Mexico City during the FICUNAM film festival.
FICUNAM 2015: Part 1
By David Walsh, 18 March 2015
David Walsh and Joanne Laurier recently attended the film festival associated with the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City.
By Don Knowland, 6 February 2015
The Mexican government is imposing deep budget cuts in response to a drop in oil prices and the global economic downturn.
By Kevin Martinez, 30 January 2015
A truck was supplying gas to the hospital when a hose apparently broke, causing a leak that resulted in the blast, which injured dozens.
By Bill Van Auken, 29 January 2015
Peña Nieto told Mexicans to get over the fate of the 43 students so he can move ahead with a “reform” agenda backed by Washington.
By Don Knowland, 20 January 2015
Amidst falling oil prices, attempts by Pemex to cut production costs while courting foreign energy investors will fall most heavily on workers.
By Jake Dean, 13 January 2015
Mexican police have yet to identify the victims, whose bodies were found in the state of Guerrero, where the disappearance of 43 students last September sparked nationwide protests.
By Bill Van Auken, 7 January 2015
Facing mounting calls for his resignation over the massacre of Mexican students, Peña Nieto discussed security, economic integration and immigration in a trip to Washington yesterday.
By Norisa Diaz, 3 January 2015
Despite a wide array of anti-slavery laws and NGOs, there are currently 20.9 million people in forced labor worldwide.
By Adam Mclean, 24 December 2014
The Peña Nieto government’s crackdown on immigrants is being carried out in direct collaboration with the Obama administration.
By Rafael Azul, 16 December 2014
An independent investigation has uncovered evidence of federal government and military involvement in the massacre and disappearance of the 43 normalistas in September.
By Eric London, 9 December 2014
Amid the grim confirmation of the murder of normalista Alexander Mora Venancio, government threats are mounting against protests.
The historical significance of the Mexican Revolution
By Eric London, 6 December 2014
Despite the passage of a century, the impact of the Mexican Revolution still dominates all aspects of Mexican political and cultural life. This is the final part of a three-part series.
By Marc Wells, 5 December 2014
The disappearance of 43 students in Mexico is the product not only of policies pursued by the Peña Nieto government, but those of Washington as well.
The historical significance of the Mexican Revolution
By Eric London, 5 December 2014
Despite the passage of a century, the impact of the Mexican Revolution still dominates all aspects of Mexican political and cultural life. This is the second of a three-part series.
The historical significance of the Mexican Revolution
By Eric London, 4 December 2014
Despite the passage of a century, the impact of the Mexican Revolution still dominates all aspects of Mexican political and cultural life. This is the first of a three-part series.
By Rafael Azul, 3 December 2014
Protests over the disappearance of 43 students pose the question of who will rule Mexico.
By Rafael Azul, 29 November 2014
The discovery of eleven decapitated youth adds to the long list of bodies that have been exhumed in Guerrero, both before and since the disappearance of 43 students.
By Eric London, 22 November 2014
The entire political establishment in Mexico, backed by the United States, is implicated in the disappearance and likely massacre of the 43 student teachers.
By Rafael Azul, 22 November 2014
Workers and students spoke about the massacre and abduction of teaching school students in Iguala, 43 or whom are still missing.
By Don Knowland, 14 November 2014
The disappearance of 43 rural teaching students has contributed to a growing popular rejection of the major political parties in Mexico.
By Don Knowland, 11 November 2014
The attorney general’s presentation of gang confessions claiming that the 43 missing students were killed and burned has further incited an outraged Mexican public.
By Our reporter, 11 November 2014
The Mexican president’s private mansion has been linked toa multibillion-dollar contract awarded to a corporatesupporter.
By Rafael Azul, 7 November 2014
Marchers demanded the resignation of President Peña Nieto over the government’s handling of the September 26 massacre and mass kidnapping.
By Rafael Azul, 31 October 2014
At a meeting with Peña Nieto, relatives of kidnapped students voiced anger over federal government inaction.
By Rafael Azul, 29 October 2014
A Congressional panel is calling on the defense secretary to testify on the role of the Army in the disappearance of students.
By Rafael Azul, 24 October 2014
Students are demanding that the investigation into the killing and abduction of their classmates be taken out of the hands of the government.
By Bill Van Auken, 22 October 2014
The disappearance of the 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero is bound up with the rising inequality and savage violence that go hand in hand with Mexico’s free market “reforms.”
By Don Knowland, 18 October 2014
Outrage remains widespread as the Mexican government has failed to reveal what happened to the missing students.
By Rafael Azul, 16 October 2014
At least 29 universities joined the protest walkout, and in Guerrero, 87 percent of schools were on strike.
By Rafael Azul, 15 October 2014
Students, education workers and families mobilized in Guerrero demanding the resignation of the governor and the return of the disappeared students.
By Rafael Azul, 10 October 2014
The killings have triggered a tidal wave of national anger that threatens the stability of the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto.
By Don Knowland, 8 October 2014
Guerrero state authorities confirmed that a local gang tied to the Iguala mayor killed the students.
By Don Knowland, 6 October 2014
After a protest over school resources and jobs a week ago, teaching students in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero were shot at by local police and then rounded up and turned over to gang members.
By Don Knowland, 1 October 2014
Mexican President Peña Nieto signed into law a national system implementing standardized evaluations of public school teachers.
By Eric London, 15 September 2014
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto used his September 2 State of the Union address to promote his agenda of turning over Mexico’s energy resources to foreign corporations.
By Matthew Brennan, 20 August 2014
The disaster has cut off water supplies for over 20,000 people in Sonora.
By Don Knowland, 11 August 2014
The politics of López Obrador’s MORENA party serves sections of Mexican capital, not the working class.
By Kevin Martinez, 12 July 2014
Wednesday's accident was at least the third derailment of trains carrying migrants across Mexico since last month.
By Don Knowland, 12 June 2014
President Peña Nieto’s plan to modernize the Mexican economy has led to slower growth and widespread disaffection with government policies.
By Don Knowland, 3 April 2014
The Mexican military has captured the number one narcotics trafficker in Mexico, Joaquín Guzmán of the Sinaloa cartel.
By Don Knowland, 29 March 2014
The highest level of instability in Mexico in over 80 years has resulted from armed clashes between drug cartels and rural self-defense groups and the intervention of federal troops.
By Matthew Brennan, 12 February 2014
On February 3, Mexican featherweight boxer Oscar Gonzalez died from brain injuries sustained during a match with Jesus Galicia in Mexico City.