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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.

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.

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.

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

Jess Hurd’s photos of the US-Mexico border

03 March 2009

Death on the US-Mexico border

03 March 2009
Enrique Morones is the founder of Border Angels, a group of activists helping migrants who make the hazardous journey across the border from Mexico to the US. He is taking crosses to the rows of "John Does" graves.

La Zona

21 October 2008
La Zona is set within a "walled community" in Mexico. It uses a violent robbery to look at class, poverty and corruption.

Tommie Smith interview: Olympic black power gesture of defiance

14 October 2008
Mexico City, 16 October 1968. Two black athletes stand on the podium at the Olympic Games with their fists raised. They wear black gloves and keep their heads bowed throughout the US national anthem. (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Carlos-Smith.jpg">» The famous image</a>)

Mexico food crisis: life, death and tortillas

09 October 2007
Rapid price rises in the cost of tortillas provoked angry demonstrations across Mexico earlier this year. Over 75,000 trade unionists, agricultural workers and others joined the biggest demonstration through Mexico City.

Mexico: fight continues on the streets and in forests

21 August 2007
Women from the village of San Isidro Aloapam in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca are struggling to save an ancient forest from a US-sponsored logging company.

Bush's few dollars more

08 April 2007
Leaders of the world's richest countries staged a piece of grand political theatre in the Mexican city of Monterrey last week. They won press headlines hailing a new commitment to tackling the global gulf between rich and poor.

Street art 3: Diego Rivera and the Mexican Revolution

16 December 2006
Mexico was rocked by a revolution between 1910 and 1919. The post-revolutionary government attempted to harness art to its cause.

New evidence: Mexican state planned massacre of students on eve of the 1968 Olympics

09 December 2006
For a generation of Mexicans, the events of 2 October 1968 – ten days before the inauguration of the 19th Olympic games – remain an open wound. On that day dozens of students and their supporters were gunned down in the Tlatelolco district in the heart of Mexico City.

Pan’s Labyrinth: a fantastic exploration of fascism’s horror

25 November 2006
Pan’s Labyrinth is the second film in which Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro has confronted the theme of fascism.

Oaxaca - solitude in flames

11 November 2006
At least 15 people are dead, dozens imprisoned and hundreds injured by state-backed repression in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.

The democratic convention: a step forward for democracy in Mexico

23 September 2006
Last Saturday the civil resistance movement in Mexico held a national democratic convention in the capital Mexico City.

Mexico’s popular revolt

16 September 2006
Mexico was rocked by powerful revolts against neo-liberalism throughout the 1990s, and these struggles have continued into the 21st century. But until now none has succeeded in building a broad political movement that could challenge for power at a national level.

Mexico: key moment in democracy battle

09 September 2006
Friday 1 September was a key date in the battle against electoral fraud in Mexico. Outgoing president Vicente Fox was set to give his last annual state of the nation speech to Congress.

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