Category Drug War

Mexico in the 21st Century: Neoliberal Paradise?

The other day I was talking with my friend Paula in her Mexico City living room. She sat across from me on a couch, laptop open, glancing now and again at the latest updates on the student occupation of UNAM’s executive office building (the National Autonomous University of Mexico). “Alex,” she said, sighing a strange […]

We Need More Information to Migrate to the USA from Mexico.

“Extremely difficult.” That’s how a member of Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity described last year’s caravan through the USA. Why? Because unlike in Mexico where the whole country has faced the repercussions of the drug war’s violence in one way or another, the population that the caravan encountered in the USA was […]

Caravans

A group of Central American women is making its way North through Mexico. Unlike most groups of Central Americans moving that direction, these women aren’t on their way to the United States in search of a way to support their family or to escape from a region plagued by violence, poverty and corruption. But at […]