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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 July 2010
BP announced it had succeeded in plugging the Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
01 June 2010
THE latest attempts to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico have failed.
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.
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.
11 May 2010
The attempts to halt the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico have so far failed.
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.
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.
04 May 2010
Blowouts and oil spills from offshore oil rigs, including those in the Gulf of Mexico, are all too common.
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.
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