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A victory for the left in Mexico’s election

A victory for the left in Mexico’s election Presidential elections have upset the rich—but it isn’t clear what changes will follow

Frida Kahlo’s layers on show at V&A exhibition, but her politics are suppressed

Frida Kahlo’s layers on show at V&A exhibition, but her politics are suppressed Frida Kahlo’s carefully constructed private, public and professional identity is thoroughly unpicked in a new exhibition, Making Her Self Up.

Left candidate leads polls ahead of Mexico election

Left candidate leads polls ahead of Mexico election Elections set to take place in Mexico on 1 July could deliver a left wing president in the shape of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Welcome to America: our vicious border controls just got nastier

Welcome to America: our vicious border controls just got nastier Border guards and immigration cops, boosted by Donald Trump's election, are sowing terror and wrecking lives in south western US states. Migrants and campaigners spoke to Alistair Farrow

Mexican teachers defy cops

Teachers are maintaining roadblocks in the Mexican state of Oaxaca in defiance of brutal state repression.

International round-up

Mexican students' body found; millions of workers set strike in Italy; and coordinated strikes grip Belgian capital

Mexico protest for missing students

25 November 2014
Mexico’s annual national Revolution Day parade was cancelled last week and replaced by mass protests demanding the return of 43 missing college students. President Enrique Pena Nieto made a highly defensive speech, as protesters across Mexico burned effigies and photos of him.

Missing in Mexico

11 November 2014
The kidnap of 43 students in Mexico exposes links between politicians, drugs and imperialism, writes Dave Sewell

Protests intensify over ‘disappeared’ Mexican students

04 November 2014
Mexican students have called a three-day walkout to shut down the education sector from Wednesday of this week to demand the return of 43 “disappeared” students.

Mexican students call day of action

07 October 2014
Student protesters are calling for action across Mexico on Wednesday of this week after the discovery of mass graves suspected to be of murdered student activists.

Crackdown on teachers' camp in Mexico

17 September 2013
Riot police attacked striking teachers in Zocalo, the central square of Mexico city, on Friday of last week.

Artists and the Mexican Revolution

09 July 2013
The Mexican Revolution in 1910 sparked an explosion of artistic creativity, writes Alex Smith

Eyewitness from Mexico: Revolt against flawed elections

17 July 2012
For the second time in six years protests have erupted after an election result was seen as deeply flawed. The context is the ruling elites’ response to attempts to challenge them at the ballot box. The old ruling party, the PRI, controlled the Mexican presidency for 70 years.

Protests over Mexico elections

10 July 2012
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Mexico City last Saturday, saying that the recent presidential election had been rigged.

Mexico 1968: Massacre at the Olympic games

22 May 2012
The Mexico Olympics opened on Saturday 12 October 1968. I know the date because it was exactly a week after the 5 October civil rights march in Derry, generally accepted as the day the Troubles in Northern Ireland started.

Rivera and Kahlo: the power, insight and sadness of art radicals

19 July 2011
"If art is not revolutionary, it is not art." So said Diego Rivera, one of the most important and radical Mexican artists. His life and art revolved around his politics.

Climate "deal" sells out the planet

14 December 2010
The outcome of last week’s climate conference in the luxury resort of Cancun, Mexico, shows the utter contempt the world’s richest governments have for the planet.

‘No deal’ at climate talks

30 November 2010
World leaders are meeting in Cancun, Mexico, this week for the COP 16 climate talks. But they don’t believe these will have any impact.

BP in row with US government

20 July 2010
BP announced it had succeeded in plugging the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico last week.

Slick accounting gets BP a tax break

13 July 2010
BP, the British-based oil company responsible for the enormous oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is to pay much less tax because it can offset the costs of cleaning up the damage it has caused.

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