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  • Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected to ‘transform’ Mexico. Can he do it?

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected to ‘transform’ Mexico. Can he do it?

    by Mexico News Daily Over 30 million Mexicans voted for Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the country’s July 1 presidential election, handing the former Mexico City mayor a landslide victory over three opponents with 53 percent of the vote. López Obrador’s agenda – to root out corruption, reduce violence, rethink Mexico’s gas and energy policy,

  • The Zombie Guest Worker Bill

    The Zombie Guest Worker Bill

    Republican immigration reform proposals may be dead, but Republican guest worker proposals live on… by David Bacon On Wednesday, June 27, the Republican effort to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill went down in flames for the second time in a month, due to divisions within their own party. The Republican effort to create a

  • Mexico has been painted in a sea of maroon, the colors of Morena

    Mexico has been painted in a sea of maroon, the colors of Morena

    The party that ruled Mexico uninterruptedly for 71 years is now a weakened third force by Mexico News Daily In a sea of maroon lies a single, small island of blue: Guanajuato, the only state in Mexico where Andrés Manuel López Obrador didn’t win the popular vote in Sunday’s presidential election. The rest of the

  • Mexico election: Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins in historic landslide victory

    Mexico election: Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins in historic landslide victory

    Exit polls show baseball-loving nationalist who counts Jeremy Corbyn as a friend is now the new president elect by Tom Phillips and David Agren in Mexico City A baseball-loving left-wing nationalist who has vowed to crack down on corruption, rein in Mexico’s war on drugs and rule for the poor has been elected president of

  • How a journalist’s death live on air became a symbol of Nicaragua’s crisis

    How a journalist’s death live on air became a symbol of Nicaragua’s crisis

    Ángel Gahona was live-streaming a protest against President Daniel Ortega when he was shot dead. His family believe the aim was to silence him Carl David Goette-Luciak in Bluefields Two weeks before broadcasting his own death on Facebook, Ángel Gahona admitted fearing his days were numbered. “If I turn up dead one day, don’t be

  • AMLO’s win could be a landslide with congressional majority

    AMLO’s win could be a landslide with congressional majority

    A new poll gives AMLO’s party 41 percent support in the 500-seat lower-house contest by Mexico News Daily Presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador is not only on track to become Mexico’s next president but the coalition he leads could also win a majority in Congress, according to global financial company UBS. If the latter

  • The scream in the streets of Nicaragua: “Go Ortega!”

    The scream in the streets of Nicaragua: “Go Ortega!”

    Popular pressure increases for the Nicaraguan president to leave the government. Massive demonstrations in Nicaragua challenge the power of the Sandinista ex-guerrilla by Carlos Salinas Maldonado At 17, Max says he has lost his fear. This young student of Tourism Administration at the University of Managua participated on Wednesday in a massive demonstration in the

  • YouTube is not safe for your children

    YouTube is not safe for your children

    The video platform “data mines” information from its young users by Jayson Veley Facebook has been at the center of controversy lately for, among other things, acquiring the personal data of users without their knowledge or consent and then distributing that information to third parties. But as it turns out, Mark Zuckerberg and his team

  • The city and the community come together in historic plan

    by Fernando A. Torres Three years after the historic protests of thousands of people, mostly residents of the Mission District in San Francisco, against displacement and evictions, the city and community organizations are finalizing a joint strategy: the Action Plan for the Mission 2020 (MAP2020). In an informative meeting at the Women’s Building on Wednesday,

  • Human rights in Mexico, from crisis to catastrophe

    Human rights in Mexico, from crisis to catastrophe

    Two recent reports reveal that Mexico’s institutions are simply unable or unwilling to actually protect human rights and rampant incompetence denies justice to victims by José Luis Granados Ceja MEXICO CITY — Thirty-one-year-old photojournalist Ruben Espinosa was murdered the first time in July of 2015, when he and four women were fatally shot, execution style,