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Mexico after 20 years of NAFTA: poor and getting poorer

20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force, farmers and workers in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada suffer from corporate profiteering.

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Mexican lawmakers OK privatization of nation’s oil industry

The measure will allow foreign multinational corporations to explore, drill and sell Mexican oil and gas.

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Teachers in crosshairs on Mexico’s 203rd birthday

As Mexico celebrated its 203rd independence day this past weekend, teachers found themselves in the crosshairs of reactionary politicians.

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"The Beast" claims six fatalities in Mexico train disaster

The train was one of several Mexican and Central American immigrants call "la Bestia"  --  "the beast." It goes from Southern Mexico northward to Mexico's Northern border with the United States.

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Project to privatize Mexico's oil company advances

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, of the right-center Revolutionary Institutional Party, has announced long awaited plans for allowing private industry to play a bigger role in the finances of the national oil company, PEMEX.

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Communist peasant organizers murdered in Mexico

An important peasant leader in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero, Raymundo Velazquez Flores, was murdered along with two companions.

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Why undocumented immigrants keep coming

On the night of May 1, 2013, a criminal gang attacked a group of impoverished Central American migrants, who were riding on the top of a freight train passing through Cosoalacaque, in Veracruz, Mexico.

 

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Oaxacan teachers challenge the test

The testing regime in Mexico is as entrenched as it is in the United States, and its political use is very similar - undermining the rights of teachers, and attacking unions that oppose it.

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Mexico’s high court protects gay marriage rights

A Supreme Court ruling last week allows same-sex couples to legally marry, if they request special legal protection from federal tribunals.

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Trumka: Mexico on path of “low wage development”

Mexico, the large U.S. trading partner and southern neighbor, is on a path of "low-wage development," including weakening its labor law and oppressing independent unions.

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