Mexico’s Arizona Moment

Frontera Norte Sur reports on the drug-traffickers' mass murder of international migrants that took place last week in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico (Gulf coast).  
Surveillance on the US -Mexico border to be increased by the introduction of new drones. Taylor Barnes discusses security issues.
Fred Rosen discusses the insecurity in Mexico, fueled by powerful drug cartels.
Despite a growing outpour of international support and solidarity, there is no end in sight to the paramilitary violence being waged against the Indigenous Triqui people of San Juan Copala in Oaxaca, Mexico.

A Plan Colombia for Mexico

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has warned that Mexico and Central America need the equivalent of a Plan Colombia to face "insurgency". Laura Carlsen comments.
As Mexico marks its 1810 and 1910 uprisings, 2010's upheaval is likely to be about drugs, not politics.
In an interview with La Jornada Michoacán, Daniela Morales talks to British academic, Peter Watt, who argues that neoliberal policies and the war on Mexican drug cartels are part of the same project; to maintain a weak democracy and a militarized state
Amid rescue crews attempting to help those affected by Tuesday's mudslide in Oaxaca, Kristin Bricker looks at the neglect and corruption which lies behind the disaster and illustrates the need for closer scrutiny of public spending.
The level of social inequality among indigenous groups is 11 times greater than in any other group. Article, in Spanish , in El Universal newspaper.
Zapatistas return home after being violently forced from their homes after they stood up to the government over their wish for autonomous education. Davies discusses their fight for autonomy against a government they see as corrupt.

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