A Grandmother Stronger Than the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

Photo of Taide Elena holding up a picture of her grandson Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez

NORTH AMERICAN CONGRESS ON LATIN AMERICA On April 10, 2013, hundreds of people gathered on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico boundary, uniting at the wall which divides Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Arizona. The occasion was a binational vigil and protest on the six-month anniversary of the killing of 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez, gunned down …

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Mexican Immigration Will Be an Issue as Long as the Nation has a Third World Economy

Caution sign of immigrant family with the words "NAFTA AT WORK" at the bottom of the sign. In the background a border patrol vehicle is parked to the left, and a border patrol agent looks on from the right with binoculars.

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A Gang of Eight Senators on Capital Hill introduced an immigration reform bill to Congress on April 17. It has little chance of passing in the Republican House of Representatives, and even if it does, there is no magic formula of quotas, amnesty, pathways, or other regulations that will end illegal immigration …

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A Rough Guide to Obama’s Mexico Visit

Dissident teachers hold mass protest in Guerrero State against President Nieto’s education reform.

CIP AMERICAS Obama last visited Mexico during the G-20 summit in Los Cabos last June. He and his entourage will touch down again today for talks with Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto. Since his election, Peña Nieto’s team has worked to shift media focus away from violence related to the drug war and towards …

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