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Mexico’s Case Against NAFTA: An Economic and Environmental Wrecking Ball

Mexico City (MPN) – If Trump were to be believed, Mexico somehow “won” with NAFTA. Yet, for some inexplicable reason, the country is still plagued by crime and full of people who risk leaving it for greener pastures. There has been a lot of talk by President Donald Trump over the past two years about the North […]

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In Wake of AMLO Victory, US Media Fear Chavismo, Hope for Change

Washington, D.C. (FAIR) – Neoliberal capitalist dogma pervades mainstream media. A case in point is coverage of Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) resounding victory in Mexico’s presidential election. Referring to the president-elect by his commonly used acronym, the New York Times’ Azam Ahmed and Paulina Villegas (7/1/18) claimed that one of AMLO’s biggest challenges will be to convince […]

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Mexico: AMLO to Seek Negotiated Peace in Drug War

Mexico City (TSN) – “We will propose decriminalization, create truth commissions, we will attack the causes of poverty,” Sanchez, AMLO’s proposed interior minister said. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s transition team unveiled a plan Friday to shake up the fight against crime, including reduced jail time but stiffer controls on weapons, as the country reels from a […]

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US Sanctions and Tariffs Create Distrust and Enmity

Brussels (SCF) – The United States has reached a new low in international relations. Not only does President Trump tweet and otherwise comment insultingly about leaders (“Little Rocket Man”) and various nations (“shithole countries”), he has gone out of his way to alienate friends and allies by imposing tariffs on some of their exports. This is in addition […]

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Tropical Storm Nate Hits Central America, Heads for Mexico

Mexico City (TeleSUR) – With current sustained winds of almost 70 kph, Tropical Storm Nate is traveling northwest at 12 kph, and experts say it’s picking up speed. Weather reports warn that the tropical depression spiraling through the northwestern Caribbean sea has upgraded to Tropical Storm Nate, with a hurricane watch in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula from Punta Herrero […]

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Hurricane Max Arrives off Mexico’s Southwestern Coast

Mexico City (TeleSUR) – The rainfall could cause “life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.” Hurricane Max has made landfall off the southwestern coast of Mexico, triggering warnings of life-threatening storm conditions for a long stretch of coastal communities including the resort city of Acapulco. The Category One storm forced authorities to declare a hurricane warning along Mexico’s coast stretching from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado. It has brought […]

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Israeli Firm Chosen to Build Trump’s Wall in Mexico as Netanyahu Visits

Tel Aviv (TLS) – Netanyahu’s trip comes amid news that a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, an IDF contractor, has won a bid to help build Trump’s border wall. As Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepares for talks with Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto on the latest stage of his Latin American tour, a report […]

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Bolivia’s Evo Calls on Mexico to Unite with ‘Family in South’

Sucre – (teleSUR) Evo Morales proposals to Mexico are an attempt to counter U.S. President Trump’s plan to build a wall along U.S.-Mexico border and impose borders taxes. Bolivian President Evo Morales Tuesday invited Mexico to rejoin the Group of 77 plus China and help build the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC. Morales […]

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8 Things You Need to Know About The Wall

(TFC) Washington – It’s expected to happen today: The President of the United States will order the construction of a 2000-mile long wall stretching across the nation’s southern border. While exact specifications of the wall are unknown, what is known is the cost of a single layer fence running the length of the border along with […]

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Protests Push Mexico to Brink of Revolution and Nobody’s Talking About It

(ANTIMEDIA) San Diego, CA — Long-simmering social tensions in Mexico are threatening to boil over as failing neoliberal reforms to the country’s formerly nationalized gas sector are compounded by open corruption, stagnant standards of living, and rampant inflation. The U.S. media has remained mostly mute on the situation in Mexico, even as the unfolding civil unrest has closed […]

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