The Mérida Initiative: Beneath the Surface

The Mérida Initiative, also referred to as Plan Mexico, is described by the U.S. Department of State as “an unprecedented partnership between the United States and Mexico to fight organized crime and associated violence while furthering respect for human rights and the rule of law.” The reality of the Mérida Initiative, however, is something entirely different.

Outsourcing the Border

by Maggie Ervin It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that the top ten contractors of the US government are all military-oriented corporations: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and the like. Although the Defense Department...

The U.S. and its Dubious Exports

by Maggie Ervin Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters don’t take long to come out in Mexico. I imagine that the Sonys and the Warner Brothers pay the dubbing companies a pretty peso, ‘cause they get right to the task. So this summer, on screen after screen south of the...