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Globalization and NAFTA caused migration from Mexico

U.S. trade and immigration policy are linked. They are part of a single system, not separate and independent policies.

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Tribunal takes up Mexico’s migrant hell

Photos of "La Bestia" have become famous around the world, showing young migrants crowded on top of boxcars, riding from the Guatemala border to near the U.S.

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Anger in Mexico over attack on teachers’ college students

Mexicans reacted with anger and indignation to the disappearance and possible murder of 43 young students of a teachers' college near Iguala, in the Southern State of Guerrero.

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“In the Fields of the North” photos on the border wall

"In the Fields of the North" is an exhibition of photographs of farm workers in the U.S., almost all migrants from Mexico.

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In Mexico, independent glassworkers' union fights for members

It takes courage and persistence to be a member of a democratic union in Mexico, to fend off exploitative bosses, repressive officials and corrupt labor "leaders" as shown by the struggle of the SUTEIV.

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Community self-defense groups confront Mexico’s drug cartels

An armed insurgency is emerging across Mexico. However, rather than being a movement to overthrow a government, it aims to defend communities and combat drug cartels.

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New left-wing party forms in Mexico

A new left-wing party led by former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will soon appear on the ballot in Mexico.

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Mexico after 20 years of NAFTA: poor and getting poorer

20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force, farmers and workers in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada suffer from corporate profiteering.

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Mexican lawmakers OK privatization of nation’s oil industry

The measure will allow foreign multinational corporations to explore, drill and sell Mexican oil and gas.

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Teachers in crosshairs on Mexico’s 203rd birthday

As Mexico celebrated its 203rd independence day this past weekend, teachers found themselves in the crosshairs of reactionary politicians.

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