Mexico at Peace: An Incomplete Approach

June 4, 2014

Washington Office on Latin America, 06/02/14

machine gun“Mexico has suffered from high levels of violence in recent years… Since taking office, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto committed to adopting a new strategy called ‘Mexico at Peace.’

In Mexico at Peace: An Incomplete Approach, researchers Alejandro Hope and Angela Guerrero analyze the results from the new program.”

 


Zapatistas break silence to slam Mexico elite

February 15, 2013

subcomandante marcosAl Jazeera, 2/15/2013

After years of silence, secluded in their base communities in Mexico’s impoverished south, indigenous Zapatista rebels have re-emerged with a series of public statements in recent weeks, attempting to reignite passions for their demands of “land, liberty, work and peace”.

In December, 40,000 Zapatista supporters marched through villages in Chiapas, re-asserting their presence. In January and February, Subcomandate Marcos – the Zapatistas’ pipe-smoking, non-indigenous spokesman and an international media darling – issued a series of communiques slamming the government of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) which assumed power in December.

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Doctors call for peace in Juarez (in Spanish)

December 8, 2010

Reforma, 12/8/2010

Más de 150 médicos de diferentes hospitales de Ciudad Juárez, tanto públicos como privados, realizaron una protesta a unos metros del puente internacional Córdova de las Américas, por el homicidio del galeno José Alberto Betancourt, quien fue ‘levantado’ y asesinado el sábado.

Con batas blancas, en las cuales fueron colocados moños negros en señal de luto, los doctores formaron una valla humana a lo largo de la acera de la Avenida Lincoln y posteriormente recordaron a su compañero caído, y se pronunciaron por el regreso de la paz a Ciudad Juárez.

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