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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="">» 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.

Mexican state clashes with a movement that has taken over the city centre of Oaxaca

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.

‘Civil resistance’ challenges result of Mexican election

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.

Protests grow after Mexican vote fraud

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.

Massive demonstration calls for recount in Mexican election

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.

Mass demonstration against repression of teachers in Mexico

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.

Mexico’s ‘other campaign’ grows

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.

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