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Mexico: AMLO ‘Will Keep Military On Streets To Combat Violence’

Mexico City (TSN) – Mexico’s President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says “We won’t stop using the army and the marines in public security issues,” insisting the Federal Police aren’t sufficiently prepared to quell the country’s rising violence. The remarks sparked controversy, especially among voters who supported AMLO during his campaign. Lopez Obrador had promised a different approach in the fight against […]

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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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Nearly 1800 Families Separated At US Border In Just 17 Months

Washington (teleSUR) – Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies. The numbers are the first comprehensive disclosure by the administration of how many families have been affected by the policies. Previously, the […]

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What is the Economic Impact of Natural Disasters?

Houston (TFC) – This year’s hurricane season has been more intense than usual. The flooding in Texas was unprecedented, and Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean islands and Florida, leaving devastation behind. The result is that it’s going to cost a lot of money to clean everything up. The flooding is one thing, but the hurricanes did a […]

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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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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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