Mexico: “It’s not a failed state. But what is going on here is not normal”: Regional Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit – by Fernanda García Cruz (SinEmbargo)

~ This interview was originally published by SinEmbargo on November 7, 2014 ~   Mexico City. – The disappearances of 43 students from the Rural Teacher Training School “Raúl Isidro Burgos” in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero have completely changed the panorama for Continue reading

Why does organized crime attack Mexican civil society? – by Guillermo Trejo (EL PAÍS)

This article was published on 12 October 2014.   In Guerrero, Michoacán and Tamaulipas mafias aren’t just trafficking drugs. They also aspire to seize power at the local level. Everything seems to suggest that the municipal government and organized crime Continue reading

Who are Mexico’s ‘normalistas?’ – by Paula Chouza (EL PAÍS)

This article was published by El País on 17 October 2014.   -This Revolutionary-era collective has mobilized against the disappearance of 43 student teachers The ‘normalistas’ make up one of the best-organized movements among Mexico’s student collectives. Socialist and assembly-driven Continue reading