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In Mexico, Solidarity Versus the State

<i>First published by NACLA</i>.The horrifying coincidence of this week’s devastating earthquake in central Mexico, coming on the 32nd anniversary of the …

Mexico

In Mexico, $2 per hour workers make $40,000 SUVs

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Auto worker Ivan Flores spends his days transporting parts for U.S.-bound Audi SUVs at a plant in central Mexico, but he laughs …

NAFTA

In Mexico, the price of America’s hunger for heroin

TELOLOAPAN, MEXICO — In this skittish town on Mexico’s heroin highway, civilians with rusty shotguns shake down passing cars for contributions to the public defense. The police were disbanded years ago. The mayor recently got a death threat and fled in the governor’s helicopter.<p>But it’s when …

Tunnels, Drones, Jet Skis, and Planes: How the Cartels Beat a Border Wall

Criminal money and imagination win out over all obstacles. The cartels have already proven a physical wall won’t stop them, and that U.S. border …