The testing regime in Mexico is as entrenched as it is in the United States, and its political use is very similar - undermining the rights of teachers, and attacking unions that oppose it.
A Supreme Court ruling last week allows same-sex couples to legally marry, if they request special legal protection from federal tribunals.
Mexico, the large U.S. trading partner and southern neighbor, is on a path of "low-wage development," including weakening its labor law and oppressing independent unions.
A new center-left political movement, called the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) has emerged on the Mexican political landscape.
A plan to gut labor protections has spurred unrest in Mexico's streets.
Blanca Velasquez left the country this month and suspended a two-year legal battle she has had with the government, according to the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center.
On Sept.16, Mexico celebrated its two hundred and second independence day. Is independence slipping through the Mexican people's fingers?
Lopez Obrador said he will not recognize a ruling by the top electoral court that the July 1 Mexican presidential elections were fair and clean.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his coalition are asking the Federal Electoral Institute's electoral court to annul the presidential election.
Evidence continues to mount that the recent "victory" by conservatives in Mexico's national elections was completely fraudulent and that the country's center-left coalition should have been declared the winner.