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...

Soñando en México

por Maggie Ervin El lugar estaba tan lleno que varios estábamos de pie, hacía mucho calor, y apenas podíamos ver desde atrás, pero no íbamos a irnos a ninguna parte. Reunidos en uno de los muchos museos bonitos de esta metrópoli en constante expansión llamada Ciudad...

Tales of Migration and Detention

by James Hutter, james.hutter@gmail.com (This blog entry is part of a series. Click these links for Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3) Our visit to San Francisco Tetlanohcan had been a powerful experience for many varied reasons. We saw first hand the effects that...