neoliberalism

March 3, 2016
Jesse Franzblau

Clinton’s State Department overlooked human rights abuses and corruption while keeping a lucrative flow of contracts moving to U.S. security firms working in Mexico.

January 29, 2016
Michael Busch

Market-led development pits private profit against the public good. It can’t solve El Salvador’s epidemic of violence.

May 19, 2015
Nicholas Copeland

Securing the “rule of law” and purging corrupt politicians will not suffice—only structural transformation (i.e. redistribution) will address the roots of Guatemala’s democratic malaise.

March 4, 2015

An interview with Ha-Joon Chang on the region’s alternatives to the Washington Consensus

December 7, 2014
Richard Roman and Edur Velasco Arregui

The continental capitalist offensive in Mexico has been backed up by both state and private violence, and has produced many Ayotzinapas.

July 14, 2014
Watered down telecoms reforms represent a victory for big business in Mexico.
April 16, 2014
Brian Mier

As the World Cup approaches, Rio's favelas experience new versions of neoliberal development, complete with gentrification, private security, and failed public transportation. 

February 2, 2014
Credited with developing BRICs theory, Jim O'Neill is now onto a trendier acronym. According to his MINTs theory, Mexico’s competitive manufacturing edge and cheap and “flexible” labor will place the country among the ten most powerful economies.
December 18, 2013
In a move that appears to complete Mexico’s loss of national sovereignty to international capital, the senate has finally passed a sweeping and far-reaching reform of the country’s oil industry. The restructuring is treated with widespread skepticism—polls suggest that about 65-75 percent of the population oppose the initiative.
December 4, 2013
The neoliberal project in Mexico, as elsewhere, has achieved a totalizing dominance over almost every aspect of everyday subsistence, work, and even leisure time. And yet the apparent power of the current order also makes it increasingly vulnerable to popular activism, dissent, and political mobilization.

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