03 March 2009
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.
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.
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>)
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.
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.
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.
16 December 2006
Mexico was rocked by a revolution between 1910 and 1919. The post-revolutionary government attempted to harness art to its cause.
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.
25 November 2006
Pan’s Labyrinth is the second film in which Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro has confronted the theme of fascism.
11 November 2006
At least 15 people are dead, dozens imprisoned and hundreds injured by state-backed repression in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
23 September 2006
Last Saturday the civil resistance movement in Mexico held a national democratic convention in the capital Mexico City.
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.
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.
02 September 2006
Oaxaca, a city in southern Mexico, has become the scene of nightly pitched battles in which striking teachers have been attacked by armed police and paramilitaries.
12 August 2006
A "civil resistance" movement, involving millions of people, has sprung up in Mexico to challenge the result of the 2 July presidential election.
15 July 2006
The outcome of Mexico’s presidential election, held on the 2 July, shows the deep crisis in the country’s political system.
15 July 2006
A demonstration of 1.5 to 2 million people took place in Mexico on Sunday - the biggest in Mexican political history. Mexico City's zocalo (main square) was already full at 9am as the march was setting off from the other side of town. It was impossibe to get within a mile of the zocalo due to the masses of people.
24 June 2006
Some 300,000 teachers and their supporters marched though Oaxaca city in Mexico on Friday of last week. The mobilisation, which included people from across the country, was protesting at the repression of striking teachers and calling for the resignation of Oaxaca state governor Ulises Ruiz Ortíz.
18 February 2006
Representatives of the Zapatista group are currently touring towns and cities in Mexico, as part of their "other campaign" – an attempt to build an anti-capitalist Mexico.