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John Ross

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John Ross

John Ross's Zapatistas! Making Another World Possible:
Chronicles of Resistance 2000-2004 will be published by Nation Books in October. His 2005 book, Murdered by Capitalism: A Memoir of 150 Years of Life and Death on the American Left was a San Francisco Chronicle Book of the Year and won the Upton Sinclair award.


News and Features

The confirmation of Felipe Calderón's electoral victory signals
the end of Andrés Manuel López Obrador's three-year
struggle for the presidency and the beginning of a new phase of
organized resistance.

In Mexico City and beyond, tensions are rising between government security forces and thousands of impoverished supporters of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a restive constituency to which political parties and process are increasingly irrelevant.

As election officials in Mexico recount only a handful of contested
voting districts in the flawed presidential elections, Andrés Manuel
López Obrador walks a tightrope between defiance and keeping a lid on
his steamed-up constituents.

The disputed presidential election has fractured Mexico's political
landscape, pitting leftists against conservatives and the affluent
against an indignant Indian and mestizo underclass.

Memories of a stolen 1988 election cloud the political landscape, as voters await results of the disputed presidential election.