July 26, 2011
Historian Lorenzo Meyer has commented (on the talk show Primer Plano) that no An army street patrol Credit: Jorge Aranapresident since the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution has used the military to maintain domestic order as systematically and as intensely as Felipe Calderón. Calderón’s war on...
July 25, 2011
Striking Oil Workers. (EFE/Luis Alfredo Zapata)Last week, in perhaps the largest recent strike in Colombia, 10,000 workers walked out of several multinational oil companies in the Department of Meta. The strikes came after Montajes J.M.—a subcontractor for the Spanish corporation CEPSA—fired 1,100...
July 24, 2011
Howard Campbell (academics.utep.edu)
In the most recent issue of NACLA, anthropologist Howard Campbell examines how Ciudad Juárez became the world’s most violent city after Mexican President Felipe Calderón deployed thousands of soldiers and federal police to fight the cartels....
July 22, 2011
(credit: July 26 Coalition)
On Saturday, July 23, the July 26 Coalition will host an anniversary celebration in New York City of the Fidel Castro-led assault on the Moncada Barracks in Cuba. On July 26, 1953, Castro and other Cuban rebels launched the popular movement that would...
July 22, 2011
As El Salvador struggles with widespread violence and a sluggish economy, polls from San Salvador appear to show President Mauricio Funes’s approval ratings plummeting—from 83% last March to 41% in June. But on a recent visit to San José Las Flores, deep in the mountains of Chalatenango, members of...
July 21, 2011
By Michael Fox
Caravan at the border. (Credit: A. Mychal Johnson)On July 20, a caravan of over 100 people crossed the U.S.-Mexican border, carrying 100 tons of humanitarian aid on its way to Cuba. This is the 22nd aid caravan to Cuba organized by the Interreligious organization,...