Tag Archives: Mexico

Philip L. Russell :
2017: Peña Nieto’s swan song

“Mexico’s crisis manifests as violence, but it is rooted in the corruption and weakness of the state.” — Max Fisher, Amanda Taub, and Dalia Martínez, 2018 By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | January 30, 2018 Philip Russell … Continue reading

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Philip L. Russell :
2016: Another bad year for Mexico’s Peña Nieto

His presidency has been marked by corruption, social inequality, and broken promises. By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | January 18, 2017 Philip Russell will join Thorne Dreyer on the syndicated Rag Radio program, Friday, January 20, 2017, … Continue reading

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Philip L. Russell :
Mexico’s Peña Nieto at midterm

The president’s low ratings reflect not only his performance but also the inability of his government to address basic problems facing the country. By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | January 4, 2016 Leer este artículo en español … Continue reading

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Johnny Hazard :
Parents of missing Mexican students take action

A new report by an expert within the Mexican government casts further doubt on the credibility of the official story. By Johnny Hazard | Special to The Rag Blog | March 17, 2015 Austin with Ayotzinapa: From March 18-20, a … Continue reading

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Johnny Hazard :
The turbulence in Mexico continues

Omama blames drug dealers for what happened to the students at Ayotzinapa, but Mexican protesters still say, ‘Fue el estado: it was the government.’ By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | January 20, 2015 Parents confront the army before … Continue reading

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Philip L. Russell :
A third of the way: Peña Nieto’s first two years

Sluggish economy, drug cartel crime, controversial reforms, student murders and ensuing mass demonstrations mark Peña Nieto’s presidency. By Philip L. Russell | The Rag Blog | December 8, 2014 Philip Russell will discuss the state of Mexico and the Peña Nieto … Continue reading

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Johnny Hazard :
From the streets of Mexico: ‘Fue el estado’ (‘The government did it’)

President Peña Nieto has decried incidents of inconsequential or fabricated violence by protesters without mentioning government-perpetrated atrocities. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | November 19, 2014 “We have been tolerant — excessively tolerant, according to some critics. But … Continue reading

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Johnny Hazard :
Thousands of public university students in Mexico City go out on strike

They are protesting the police killings and forced disappearances of students in the Mexican state of Guerrero. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | October 16, 2014 MEXICO CITY — Students at most public universities in the Mexico City … Continue reading

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Johnny Hazard :
In Mexico, massacres are the order of the day

While the U.S. government lauds its Mexican counterpart, a new mass grave appears to contain bodies of ‘disappeared’ education students. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | October 8, 2014 MEXICO CITY — By now many in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Michael James :
Stepping into America to see family, comrades & friends, then a return to Mexico, 1976-’78

After opening the Heartland Café in 1976, trips bolstered my positive outlook about life, and probably kept me sane. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from his … Continue reading

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Johnny Hazard : Tanks Versus Teachers in Mexico City

Striking teachers at Zócalo plaza in Mexico City, Friday, September 13, 2013. Photo by Eduardo Verdugo / AP. Tanks vs. teachers: Federal police drive striking teachers from Mexico’s Zócalo plaza By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | September 19, … Continue reading

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Johnny Hazard : Mexico City Rocked by Massive Teacher Protest

Teachers mobilize in Mexico City, Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Photo by Alejandro Mancilla / The Rag Blog. Militant teachers’ strike: Massive protests continue in Mexico The actions were a continuation of protests against an education ‘reform’ package first passed by … Continue reading

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