Laura Carlsen is a political analyst and director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy. She is based in Mexico City.
The murder of students in Guerrero is raising questions once again about the complicity of law enforcement and public officials in Mexico's drug wars.
There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.
Finally, after years of persistent effort by courageous women activists, one of the world’s most brutal dictators has been indicted.
Tens of thousands marched to Mexico City on May 8 to protest the rising death toll and demand a new “citizens’ pact.”
The problem with the drug war in Mexico is not that it's unfunded. It's unwinnable.