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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.

Health and safety rules save lives

22 June 2010
Multinational oil companies have recently been found responsible for an entirely preventable disaster. But this wasn’t BP polluting the Mexican Gulf, it was the Buncefield oil depot explosion on the outskirts of London in 2005.

BP: blowouts, bribery and bullshit

08 June 2010
BP claims that its latest effort to stem the massive oil leaks in the Gulf of Mexico is capturing about 10,000 barrels of oil a day. That is less than half of what BP estimates is leaking – and theirs is still one of the lower estimates.

Deepwater Horizon disaster: Our seas sacrificed for their profits

01 June 2010
It’s hard to grasp the awesome scale of the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. It is definitely the US’s biggest ever environmental disaster – and by some estimates may be the worst in world history.

Oil still gushing into deep water in Gulf of Mexico

01 June 2010
THE latest attempts to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico have failed.

Oil spill keeps getting worse

25 May 2010
The oil disaster that began on 20 April after the Deepwater Horizon rig owned by BP exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers, continues to get worse.

BP exposed: 17 times more oil leaked in disaster than company claims

18 May 2010
There could be as 17 times more oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico than either BP or the US government admit.

Deepwater Horizon: a slippery oil slick situation

11 May 2010
The attempts to halt the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico have so far failed.

Business is killing people and planet

04 May 2010
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico shows how multinational corporations are threatening the environment and the lives of working class people.

Drive for profit lies at heart of oil disaster

04 May 2010
Dale Burkeen operated a crane to lower his workmates to safety from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on 20 April.

Shameful record of safety failure

04 May 2010
Blowouts and oil spills from offshore oil rigs, including those in the Gulf of Mexico, are all too common.

Revolution in Paper: Print Making in Mexico 1910-1960

03 November 2009
Celebrated muralist Diego Rivera’s print of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata and his horse forms the centrepiece of the British Museum’s new exhibition.

The week in quotes

01 September 2009
"The only way to reduce violence in Mexico, Brazil or anywhere else is to legalise the production, supply and consumption of all drugs." Maria Lúcia Karam, a former judge who has joined the advocacy group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition on the turn against the US backed war on drugs in Latin America

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