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MPN on the Ground: Global Migrants Converge on Mexico City to Assist Central American Migrant Caravan

    MPN on the Ground: Global Migrants Converge on Mexico City to Assist Central American Migrant Caravan

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – Over the past week, Mexico’s sprawling capital has been transformed into the flashpoint of a global humanitarian crisis of forced migration that is rearing its head in all parts of the globe. The crisis, whose latest focal point is the migrant caravan from Honduras, as well as smaller caravans from Guatemala…

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Snowden: Israeli Spyware Used By Governments to Pursue Journalists Targeted for Assassination

    Snowden: Israeli Spyware Used By Governments to Pursue Journalists Targeted for Assassination

TEL AVIV — NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told an Israeli audience on Tuesday that surveillance software designed by an Israeli company had been used to target groups of journalists in Mexico as well as Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered last month in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Snowden, speaking to a Tel Aviv…

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Trump’s Rules of Engagement for Troops at US-Mexico Border Mirror Those Used By the IDF in Gaza

    Trump’s Rules of Engagement for Troops at US-Mexico Border Mirror Those Used By the IDF in Gaza

WASHINGTON  — Since President Donald Trump first directed the outrage of his supporters at a Central American migrant caravan making its way towards the United States a little over a week ago, his plan to deploy between 5,200 and 15,000 active-duty U.S. soldiers to the border has provoked mixed reactions within the United States. However,…

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US Mobilizes 5000 Troops To Mexico Border To Confront Migrant Caravan

    US Mobilizes 5000 Troops To Mexico Border To Confront Migrant Caravan

The US military will deploy 5,000 troops to the southern border – up from initial estimates of 800, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing US officials. The troops will be sent to Texas, Arizona and California as Central American migrant caravan makes its way north through Mexico. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters Sunday that the military has…

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Mexican President-Elect Promises to Outlaw Fracking

  Mexican President-Elect Promises to Outlaw Fracking

Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, whose victory last month left many hopeful for the nation’s next chapter, elicited praise from environmentalists for promising Wednesday to outlaw hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of extracting natural gas that’s often called fracking. “This is the climate leadership we need,” declared 350.org. BREAKING: Newly Elected President of Mexico, Lopez Obrador,…

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In Mexico, Resistance to Govt Collusion with Capitalists and Organized Crime Triggers Criminalization of Dissent

  In Mexico, Resistance to Govt Collusion with Capitalists and Organized Crime Triggers Criminalization of Dissent

MEXICO CITY — Leon Fierro spent 20 days in a Mexican jail on trumped-up attempted-homicide charges he says came on orders from the government. Upon his release, the human rights activist returned to organizing Mexicans against efforts to privatize their water, visiting Mexico City to speak out against the government’s efforts to intimidate him and…

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Opposition Intensifies Propaganda War Against Mexico’s Leftist Presidential Candidate

  Opposition Intensifies Propaganda War Against Mexico’s Leftist Presidential Candidate

Disguised as opinion polls, Mexicans are receiving automated campaign calls against the National Renewal Movement’s (Morena) Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the front-runner for the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico. Citizens started receiving the calls, which claim to be from “Mexican Institute for Democracy,” recently, however,  an investigation done by Mexican newspaper El Universal found no…

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From Brazil to Ecuador to US, Mexico’s Labor Unions Learn Lessons of Trusting “Progressive” Presidents

  From Brazil to Ecuador to US, Mexico’s Labor Unions Learn Lessons of Trusting “Progressive” Presidents

MEXICO CITY, —  With a presidential election approaching, the crowds assembling here Tuesday for International Workers’ Day — or May Day, as it’s know the world over — were more animated than usual, the floats and rallies resembling performance art. Thousands poured into Mexico City’s main square, the Zocalo, to hang in effigy the wage-killing…

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The Indigenous Community that Rebelled Against Narcos, Thieves, and Politicians … and Won

  The Indigenous Community that Rebelled Against Narcos, Thieves, and Politicians … and Won

CHERAN, MEXICO (Report) — On the road leading into this hardscrabble town in Mexico’s southwest corner, there stands a checkpoint staffed by heavily-armed guards, clad ominously in balaclavas, or ski masks. This scene is not particularly unusual for this violence-plagued country, but Cheran is no ordinary place: seven years ago this month, the mostly indigenous…

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Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

  Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

MEXICO CITY — By the thousands they came, slowly spilling from the fleet of tour buses Tuesday afternoon like clumps of molasses, clutching babies and duffel bags, wearing baseball caps and bandanas, and chanting and cheering and raising their fists defiantly to the sky. Most of those traveling in the caravan were from Honduras; all…

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