An act so hideous that it is being rejected as beyond credulity by parents of murdered young men has become the force that unites the Mexican public against longterm corruption and criminal involvement by all levels of their governments and the police forces throughout the country. Gang members have confessed to murdering the students after they were handed to them by police acting on orders of the Mayor of Iguala, Mexico.
|By: Other Worlds Tuesday November 11, 2014 5:00 pm|
Vivos se los llevaron y vivos los queremos.
“Alive, they were taken, and alive we want them back,” became the national and international public’s rallying cry for the 43 disappeared male student teachers attacked by municipal police and then handed over to the Guerreros Unidos drug gang on September 26, 2014 in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. This remains the rallying cry even after the official press conference of the Attorney General (PGR) announced last Friday that those missing had most likely been executed and burnt to ashes as detailed in the suspected assassins’ video testimonies shared at the press conference alongside maps and photographs of suggestive evidence.
However, there is no conclusive proof yet and so the 43 missing remain undead.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 11, 2014 10:25 am|
After gang members in the Mexican state of Guerrero admitted that they killed 43 students, dismembered and burnt their bodies, and threw them in a river protests have hit Mexico condemning the government’s failure to rein in the crime that has ravaged Mexico for decades. While crime has been a chronic problem in Mexico – which is ground zero for the drug war – the student killings seem to have been the breaking point leading to demonstrators burning down government buildings and shutting down Acapulco’s airport.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday November 3, 2014 6:30 pm|
Just ahead of the highly-contested midterm elections, Obama administration officials are denying rumors that they swapped Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier himself freed from Taliban captivity through a swap for five Guantanamo prisoners, for Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi.
Tahmooressi was released by coincidence just before the election after several months in a Mexican jail.
“It was a good ride,” said Bowe Bergdahl, “but like I told the Taliban guys on my last day with them, hey, nothing lasts forever.”
|By: Other Worlds Tuesday September 30, 2014 6:34 pm|
Mexicans celebrated National Day of Maize September 29, 2014, with demonstrations, marches, and expositions. Known as the Land of Maize, Mexico now imports one-third of this sacred icon and staple food, mostly from the US. A fierce battle is being waged over corn that is still grown in Mexico, with small farmers and seed sovereignty activists pitted against Monsanto and other GMO giants, the Mexican government, the US government, and the World Trade Organization.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 9, 2014 7:50 am|
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has asked a federal court in Arizona to keep the name of a Border Patrol agent, who killed a 16-year-old, secret.
|By: Peterr Saturday June 28, 2014 9:32 am|
Next week, SCOTUS is expected to rule on the Hobby Lobby case, challenging the requirement that private employers that provide insurance to their employees must include contraceptives in the list of services covered with no co-pay. While legal scholars have been watching to see how this decision plays out, women have been taking action, demonstrating their desire to control their own reproductive lives. HHS just released a report showing a very positive picture of women using the provisions of ACA to deal with their reproductive choices, and Erica Hellerstein at The Atlantic painted a more disturbing picture of an underground DIY approach as safe and legal access to abortion is limited or eliminated.
One way or another, women will make their own decisions.
|By: Steve Horn Monday May 12, 2014 7:05 pm|
After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market.
|By: DSWright Thursday March 13, 2014 10:20 am|
Another dark alliance? According to an investigation by El Universal between 2002 and 2012 the DEA had an arrangement with Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle billions of dollars of drugs while Sinaloa provided information on rival cartels. The Sinaloa Cartel was led at that time by recently arrested Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
|By: DSWright Friday February 28, 2014 2:17 pm|
Citigroup cut its fourth quarter and full year 2013 estimates today due to problems in Mexico, specially involvement in fraudulent loans. The fraud cuts Citigroup’s profit by $235 million after it was revealed the loans were made to a company that had phony collateral. Citigroup’s credit analysts appeared to not even know the company was in danger of being prevented from having access to the government contracts it was claiming would create the revenue to payback the loan with.
Get ready for a painfully ridiculous public statement.