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June 26, 2018
Why Are Mainstream Media Slandering Mexico’s López Obrador?
Instead of recognizing neoliberalism’s failure, they attack the Mexican leader who has successfully indicted it.
March 23, 2018
Welcome to Veracruz, Mexico, One of the Most Dangerous Places in the World to Be a Journalist
Killing reporters here is only one element in a campaign of state terror.
January 25, 2018
A Progressive Reformist Is Leading Mexico’s Presidential Polls—and Washington Is Freaking Out
The rise of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has sparked hysterical fears of anti-US populism and claims of Russian “interference.”
John M. Ackerman
October 18, 2017
How US Foreign Policy Helped Create the Immigration Crisis
Neoliberal strictures, support for oligarchs, and the War on Drugs have impoverished millions and destabilized Latin America.
August 15, 2017
No, We Don’t Need a ‘War’ on Domestic Issues
Military rhetoric only serves to dehumanize public issues rather than to treat them.
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May 10, 2017
Mexico’s ‘Drug War’ Is Really a War Against Journalists—Waged by the Government
Washington-backed military and economic initiatives have fueled a perfect machine of perpetual war.
January 25, 2017
Don’t Expect Mexico’s Elites to Stand Up to Trump
They’re too dependent on US aid, so will have to renegotiate NAFTA on his terms—even though the agreement has done far more damage to Mexico.
September 29, 2016
A Growing Grassroots Movement in Mexico Is Resisting the US-Backed Drug War
Citizens are protesting disappearances, searching mass graves, and demanding an end to impunity.
August 23, 2016
There’s a Bigger Problem at the Border Than Trump’s Proposed Wall
We live in fear of Trump
s plan for the Mexican border—not realizing that much of it already exists.
April 25, 2016
‘Addiction Is an Adaptation to Your Environment’: An Interview With Johann Hari
Addiction, according to Johann Hari, is less about drugs and more about human connection.