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Donald Trump tells soldiers to shoot migrants arriving at US’s south border

Donald Trump tells soldiers to shoot migrants arriving at US’s south border Racist US president Donald Trump has sent soldiers to the country’s southern border—threatening that they’ll shoot migrants from countries such as Honduras and El Salvador.

Thousands of migrants march on US border

Thousands of migrants march on US border As many as 8,000 migrants from Honduras in Central America are marching on the US border.

Massacre at the Mexico Olympics

Massacre at the Mexico Olympics Fifty years ago this month the Mexican state launched a brutal crackdown on protesting students. The result was carnage but not the end of resistance

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

11 April 2017
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

28 June 2016
Teachers are maintaining roadblocks in the Mexican state of Oaxaca in defiance of brutal state repression.

International round-up

09 December 2014
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.

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