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Mexico’s Teachers’ Movement Gains Support from Indigenous Authorities

Almost a hundred municipal authorities from the Mixtec region of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca are organizing a caravan to Mexico City to demand a peaceful solution in the conflict between the government and teachers who are protesting education reform.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Mexico |
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“Sweet Poison.”

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 PROGRAM # 7834 12:00 PM PT “Sweet Poison.” Mexico is fourth in soft drink consumption in the world, and at the same time among the most obese and diabetic countries on the planet. Aware about the connections, a group of artists, consumer advocates and media activists came together to produce an album […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Health |
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Mexico Edition.

FRIDAY, JULY 8. PROGRAM # 7831 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Scientists, businessmen and lawyers, led by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been meeting in secret to plan the construction of a totally synthetic human genome, using a technique known as CRISPR, with gene drivers, according to ETC Group, an organization […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
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Mexico Edition.

THURSDAY, JULY 7 PROGRAM # 7830 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Family members and former U.S. military personnel who were deported are asking for humanitarian visas at the border in San Isidro to allow them to return to the United States. Most of them lost their residency because of crimes for which they already paid. […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
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(Español) Pierden el miedo maestros de la CNTE. Gobernación decide reanudar mesa de diálogo

(Español) Hay expectativas de que se abrogue dicha reforma, o al menos se suspenda temporalmente, según dio muestras el gobierno.

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Posted in Education, Homepage Feature, Mexico |
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Mexico Edition.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28. PROGRAM # 7814 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. Although discussions are underway between the protesting teachers and the federal government, Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto reiterates that his administration’s education reform is “not negotiable.” Teachers are still protesting in four states and have 37 barricades of highways in Oaxaca, where police repression […]

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Posted in Education, Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
Adriana Ramírez del Comité de Padres y Madres. Foto: Vladimir Flores.

Mexico’s Government Responds To Teacher Protest with Brutal Violence

Videos and photographs show police shooting at protesting teachers.

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Posted in Education, Homepage Feature, Mexico |
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Mexico Edition.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24. PROGRAM # 7812 12:00 PM PT Mexico Edition. The Autonomous University of Morelos started taking DNA from family members of missing people from the state to compare them with the genes of 117 cadavers found in clandestine graves in Tetelcingo. Meanwhile, the collective of civil organizations that worked cleaning and inspecting the […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Mexico, Politics & Elections |
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(Español) Arde Oaxaca, represión gubernamental a maestros de la Sección 22 de la CNTE

(Español) David Bacon se pregunta en The Nation, “¿Por qué los maestros son encarcelados sólo por protestar por una reforma educativa?” Y adelanta una conjetura: “Ellos resisten pacíficamente medidas neoliberales al estilo estadunidense, destinadas a aplastar a los sindicatos, una columna vertebral de los movimientos por la justicia social de México”.

Posted in Homepage Feature, Mexico |
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State-Sanctioned Mass Grave?

MONDAY, JUNE 20. PROGRAM # 7808 12:00 PM PT State-Sanctioned Mass Grave? Mexican authorities began exhuming more than 100 bodies found in an illegal mass grave in Morelos, a state that’s among the hardest hit by drug-related violence. The dumping site was under the supervision of the state attorney general office. Advocates of the victims […]

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