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  • Trump links NAFTA to steel, aluminum tariffs

    Trump links NAFTA to steel, aluminum tariffs

    No tariffs for Mexico and Canada if ‘fair’ NAFTA negotiated by Mexico News Daily United States President Donald Trump suggested today that Mexico and Canada could be exempt from new tariffs on aluminum and steel if the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is renegotiated to better favor the U.S. Trump flagged the possible exemption

  • Mexico-US relations ‘frozen’ after testy call

    Mexico-US relations ‘frozen’ after testy call

    Plans for a March meeting are scrapped after Trump loses his temper: report by the El Reportero’s wire services A testy phone call between Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and his United States counterpart Donald Trump was the catalyst for a joint decision to call off a planned meeting between the pair, according to a

  • With each attack, life itself is attacked, advocates say

    With each attack, life itself is attacked, advocates say

    Immigration is not a political problem, it is a human problem by Fernando A. Torres While the Senate rejected four immigration proposals last Thursday, a group of experts discussed in a national conference the effects that the issue and the actions are having on the diverse communities of the country. The panelists agreed that the

  • Venezuela watching US military deployment

    Venezuela watching US military deployment

    by Luis Beatón The recent visit of Kurt Tidd, head of the Southern Command of the United States, to Colombia, arouses suspicions and leads some to think that the order to attack Venezuela has already been given. General Tidd said that Bogota and Washington must continue working to overcome ‘security threats’ that require mutual work

  • Mexico: the volcano of  resistence is about to explode

    Mexico: the volcano of resistence is about to explode

    Mexico is a volcano, and the beauty and frailty of the snow gracing its peaks hide a scalding reality. An instability that at any given moment could explode by Geoffrey Pleyers and Manuel Garza Zepeda Analysis For those interested in social movements, the 21st century began in Mexico with the uprising of the indigenous Zapatista

  • Fighting for breath by a dying sea

    Fighting for breath by a dying sea

    by David Bacon When the dust rises in North Shore, a small farmworker town at the edge of the Salton Sea, Jacqueline Pozar’s nose often starts bleeding. Her teacher at Saul Martinez Elementary School in nearby Mecca calls her mom, Maria, and asks her to come take her home. Jacqueline is seven years old. “I

  • Guatemala’s Israeli ties drive decision to move embassy to Jerusalem

    Guatemala’s Israeli ties drive decision to move embassy to Jerusalem

    In recent years, Israel has been increasingly turning its attention to Latin America. The shift toward right-wing governments in the region, the latest example being Chile, may facilitate such diplomacy by Ramona Wadi GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — The unfolding of events since U.S. President Donald Trump announced his unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,

  • Student debt slavery: Bankrolling financiers on the backs of the young

    Student debt slavery: Bankrolling financiers on the backs of the young

    Higher education has been financialized, transformed from a public service into a lucrative cash cow for private investors by Mint Press News Desk The Web Of Debt Blog — The advantages of slavery by debt over “chattel” slavery – ownership of humans as a property right – were set out in an infamous document called the Hazard Circular, reportedly

  • Russia may join  Venezuela with an oil-backed criptocurrency

    Russia may join Venezuela with an oil-backed criptocurrency

    A new rumor suggests Russia should issue an oil-backed cryptocurrency to combat U.S. defense of the petrodollar Tom is a regular contributor not only here at Russia Insider but also at Seeking Alpha and Newsmax Media. Check out his blog, Gold Goats ‘n Guns and please support his work through his Patreon where he also publishes his monthly investment newsletter by anonymous

  • The true conditions of farm workers today

    The true conditions of farm workers today

    From in the fields of the north/En los campos del norte by David Bacon At the end of the 1970s California farm workers were the highest-paid in the U.S., with the possible exception of Hawaii’s long-unionized sugar and pineapple workers. Today people are trapped in jobs that pay the minimum wage and often less, and