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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 …


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 when asked if he could ever buy one of the $40,000 Q5 SUVs the plant produces on his $2.25 per hour salary.<p>"For us it is a dream to buy a Q5; we never …

Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets

Venezuela is handing over unprecedented control of its state-owned oil assets to longtime financial backer Russia in an effort to stave off …


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 …

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