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Tenochtitlan, the Mexico City Wound That Hasn’t Healed in 500 Years

Eduard Ribas i Admetlla La Prensa Latina
August 13, 1521, the date on which the contingent of Spanish conquistadors led by Hernan Cortes along with thousands of indigenous allies took over the capital of the Mexica or Aztec empire, the most powerful force in Mesoamerica at the time.

The Forgotten History of Mexican American Militancy

Justin Akers Chacón, Arvind Dilawar Jacobin
Too often, the militant, radical history of Mexican American workers is omitted or forgotten. But from resisting racist exclusion to building CIO unions in the 1930s, Mexican American workers have been central to left-wing politics in the U.S.

Mexico’s Left Faces a Tough Road Ahead

Denis Rogatyuk Jacobin
Mexico's midterm elections reflected left-wing president AMLO's high personal approval ratings — but also brought setbacks for his Morena party. For enduring social change, Morena has to build a member-led organization rooted in local communities.

AMLO’s MORENA Wins the Mexican Midterms

Kurt Hackbarth Jacobin
Facing an alliance of right-wing parties, business associations, and US-backed institutions like the National Endowment for Democracy, Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s MORENA Party managed to retain its majority in Congress. A victory worth celebrating

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Behind the Virtuous Façade

Mateo Crossa and James M. Cypher Dollars and Sense
On July 1, 2020, NAFTA was replaced by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The new labor provisions require Mexico to restructure its labor relations system with US oversight. Mexican workers will most likely continue to suffer.
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