Articles by: Christy Thornton
Many in Mexico think the government and political parties are hampering aid efforts.
New directions in Trump’s approach to Latin America reveal the changed status of U.S. influence in the region.
Elections in the State of Mexico on Sunday revealed the growing power of the Mexican Left — and the lengths to which the ruling party will go to repress it.
Christy Thornton talks to Jo-Marie Burt about the past, present, and future of the historic Rios Montt trial.
Christy Thornton speaks with Steve Fisher on new, groundbreaking evidence revealing that the attack on 43 students in Iguala, Mexico was coordinated by the federal police and military.
Christy Thornton speaks with Jesse Franzblau on the investigations by the National Security Archive (NSA) into the newly released documentation by Mexican authorities on the 2010 and 2011 migrant massacres.
Forty-three years ago today, an organization calling itself the North American Congress on Latin America held its first public meeting at New York University’s Loeb Student Center. It was surely unforeseen by those present that, more than four decades later, the building that housed the meeting would have been torn down and replaced, but the organization would still be standing.
What many now consider an “Argentine model” of soy production has emerged, combining financialization and large-scale monoculture, and it is spreading to other countries in the region.
In a 1998 commencement speech at Texas A&M University, Jorge “Tuto” Quiroga, an alumnus of the school and then the vice president of Bolivia under the former dictator General Hugo Banzer, told the graduates, “I can tell you that [George H.W. Bush] was the best U.S. president Bolivia has ever had.” Looking forward to another Bush presidency, he added: “As Bolivian vice president, I cannot make predictions on the U.S. 2000 presidential race. As an Aggie I am truly concerned. I don’t think we can accommodate two George Bush Presidential Libraries on campus, but I sure think we can try.”