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Twenty-four dead in Mexican prison riot

By Rafael Azul, December 22, 2012

The death of 24 people in the course of an escape attempt at a Mexican prison shines a light on the deterioration of Mexican society during the drug war.

Peña Nieto moves toward privatization of Mexican oil

By Rafael Azul, December 18, 2012

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced plans to partially privatize state-owned Pemex Oil Company.

Sweetheart settlement for HSBC bank on drug money laundering charges

By Barry Grey, December 13, 2012

The financial mafia that bestrides the American economy and controls the political system is, in practice, above the law.

Thousands protest as new Mexican president takes office

By Rafael Azul, December 3, 2012

Across Mexico, workers and youth greeted the transfer of power to President Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI with protests.

Amid mass protests, Mexican deputies approve labor counter-reform

By Rafael Azul, October 3, 2012

The Mexican Chamber of Deputies approved a labor reform law that attacks living standards and working conditions for the working class.

Mexican gas plant explosion kills some 30 workers

By Bill Van Auken, September 20, 2012

An explosion that ripped through a Patrollers Mexicanos (PEMEX) gas facility in northeastern Mexico near the US border has left as many as 34 workers dead and dozens more injured.

Police shootings raise questions over CIA role in Mexico

By Rafael Azul, September 5, 2012

On August 24, Mexican police shot and wounded two American CIA agents.

Mexican officials to recount votes in last week’s election

By Rafael Azul, July 7, 2012

The controversy over the vote count coming out of Sunday’s elections in Mexico reflects a crisis of leadership in the Mexican ruling class.

Mexico: Enrique Peña Nieto wins presidential race

By Rafael Azul, July 3, 2012

Preliminary results indicate that the candidate of the PRI, the former longtime ruling party, has won the presidential contest in Mexico.

Mexican presidential candidates have no answers to social crisis

By Rafael Azul, June 25, 2012

There is less than one week to go before the July 1 elections in Mexico that will decide which presidential candidate, and which party, will rule during the next six years.

US Attorney General Holder faces contempt of Congress vote

By David Brown, June 14, 2012

A House committee will vote next week on whether to hold US Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over Operation Fast and Furious.

Mass student protests hit media bias in Mexican elections

By Rafael Azul, May 31, 2012

The run-up to Mexico’s July 1 elections has been suddenly overshadowed by a nationwide student protest movement denouncing the political bias of the country’s privately owned mass media.