Category Archives: Mexico

Trump’s NAFTA Replacement Needs to Have its Tires Kicked

By Harley Shaiken A version of this article originally appeared as an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on July 5, 2019. President Trump would like to see the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ratified without delay. It’s a bit like a used car … Continue reading

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Enhancing Zapotec Language Revitalization through Discussion

By Julia Nee In Teotitlán del Valle in southern Mexico, there are many people who desire to use and promote Zapotec, the indigenous language currently spoken by about 3,600 of the town’s 5,600 inhabitants. Although oppressive historical, political, and economic … Continue reading

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El Sueño Mexicano: Returning Migrant Youth’s Adaptation Experience in Mexico

By Adriana Ramirez Mexican migration in the U.S. is typically perceived to come from the South, as migrants pursue the “American Dream” in the North. My research focuses on the children of migrants who have no agency in their own … Continue reading

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History and Archaeology among the Ch´ol: Ethnographic Dialogues in Northern Chiapas, Mexico

By Esteban Mirón Marván Archaeologists in the Maya region have exploited the heritage and history of the contemporary indigenous Maya peoples for more than a century. For the last eight decades federal institutions in the Mexican state have monopolized the … Continue reading

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A Missed Opportunity for Democrats in the Border Wall Showdown

By Elizabeth Oglesby A version of this article originally appeared in The Hill on December 13th, 2018. This week’s Oval Office sparring between President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders, over border wall funding and the possibility of a government shutdown, made for great … Continue reading

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NAFTA’s Dark Holidays

By Harley Shaiken and Representative Sander Levin (D-MICH.)  A version of this article originally appeared in The Detroit Free Press on December 7th, 2018. General Motor’s surprise announcement the Monday after Thanksgiving that it would eliminate 14,000 jobs and shutter 5 … Continue reading

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Climate Threats and Opportunities in Aguascalientes, Mexico

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A North American road to the middle class

By Harley Shaiken and Representative Sander Levin (D-MICH.)  This article originally appeared as an op-ed in The Hill on September 28th, 2018. Now that Canada has joined a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), renamed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), we … Continue reading

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Update from Mexico

By Paloma Corcuera On July 1st we elected our future president, 9 state governors, 128 senators, and 500 lower house representatives. This election was historic not only because of the number of local and federal positions that were at stake, … Continue reading

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La transformación de México

Por Sergio Aguayo Read this entry in English here. México vive una etapa muy especial. Con la victoria de Andrés Manuel López Obrador se abre la posibilidad de que se modifiquen las reglas de su sistema político y se ataque … Continue reading

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