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Global Left Midweek - January 2, 2019

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AMLO Sworn in as Mexico's President, An Assassination in Oaxaca, Mass Protests in Serbia, The Vests Persist, Cuba's New Constitution, Migrant Workers in Korea, Unrest in Iran, Global Year

The Problem with Border Security

Joseph Nevins NACLA Reports
Border security—supported by Republicans and Democrats alike—is responsible for the death of Jakelin Caal, the exoneration of the Border Patrol agent who murdered a Mexican teen, and the separation and death of thousands of immigrant families.

Walking to America with the Migrant Caravan

Thousands of migrants Central America have trekked across Mexico as part of the wave after wave of caravans fleeing persecution, violence, and poverty in their home countries. A Vice News Special Report (HBO).

Rethinking the Corny History of Maize

Brigit Katz Smithsonian Magazine
A new genetic study traces the movement of one of the world’s most vital crops from Mexico to South America

Roma | Movie

Chronicles of a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Exclusive Limited Theatrical Engagements on 11/21 and on Netflix 12/14. Full review here.

The Inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Future of Mexico

Laura Carlsen North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)
Newly inaugurated Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Andrés Manuel López Obrador was inaugurated president last Saturday in a ceremony unlike any other seen in Mexico. What’s next for the radical new president, and what’s next for the majority of the Mexican people who now have very high expectations?
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