Deepening Police Violence in Mexico: “Ley Eruviel,” Megaprojects and Organized Resistance

April 22, 2016 Ryan A. Knight 0

The authorities of the state of Mexico have grown impatient, or perhaps even fearful.  Faced with the well-organized and constantly growing resistance to countless megaprojects in the state of Mexico—projects driven by the ruthless pursuit of capital accumulation—political authorities have sought justification and legal protection to violently repress the resistance and see these projects through. […]

Deepening Police Violence in Mexico: “Ley Eruviel,” Megaprojects and Organized Resistance

April 22, 2016 Ryan A. Knight 0

The authorities of the state of Mexico have grown impatient, or perhaps even fearful.  Faced with the well-organized and constantly growing resistance to countless megaprojects in the state of Mexico—projects driven by the ruthless pursuit of capital accumulation—political authorities have sought justification and legal protection to violently repress the resistance and see these projects through. […]

More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico – A Book Review

March 29, 2016 Jen Wilton 0

More or Less Dead, author Alice Driver’s first book, is a critical and timely look at the ethics of portraying violence against women in the media. The book’s title refers to the ways that disappearances leave families in limbo, robbing the victim of even having the right to death. Although Driver focuses on the issue in the context of Mexico, the ideas and conclusions she comes to are equally applicable to other cultures and geographies.

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Honduras: Gustavo Castro Soto and the Rigged Investigation into Berta Cáceres’ Assassination

March 23, 2016 Beverly Bell 0

The sole eyewitness to Honduran social movement leader Berta Cáceres’ assassination on March 3, 2016 has gone from being wounded victim to, effectively, political prisoner. Now Gustavo Castro Soto may also be framed as the murderer of his long-time friend, Berta Cáceres. Both the Mexican Ambassador, Dolores Jiménez, and Castro himself are worried that he will be charged by the government for the killing, they told the National Commission of Human Rights of Honduras on March 16.

 

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Mexico-US: A Sister’s Pain and Demand for Justice Knows No Borders

February 18, 2016 Nidia Bautista 0

In 2013, Francisco Javier Cisneros Torres was forcibly taken from his home in Tala, Jalisco. Since then, his sister Nansi Cisneros of Los Angeles, California, has built new initiatives to bring together other families who are also searching for loved ones. For her, this is an important step to building cross-border momentum to demand an end to human rights abuses in Mexico.

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