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Volume 1, No, 6: April 15, 1996

BEATING OF IMMIGRANTS CREATES MEXICAN BACKLASH

Chafing under the televised beatings of their fellow citizens by the armed thugs of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, and (reasonably} believing that the Border Patrol did in fact provoke the crash that killed seven more, Mexican grassroots movements have begun to pressure the government to root out -- and throw out -- illegal U.S. immigrants to Mexico. (more…)

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Volume 1, No, 5: April 1, 1996

DEATH SQUADS ARE TARGETING HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN MEXICO

Last year, the respected weekly news magazine "Processo" reported that a "dirty war" of terror, disappearances and murder was being planned "at the highest levels of government". The evidence pointing to the directors of that war continues to grow. So do the reported incidents of violence against human rights workers, opposition politicians and journalists. (more…)

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Volume 1, No, 2: February 15, 1996

ECOLOGICAL CONCERNS AND PRESERVATION OF JOBS COME TOGETHER IN TABASCO

The Mexican army, crack federal and state police units, and private goon squads combined forces in early February to evict chemical and petroleum workers in the state of Tabasco, who had been blockading access to wells and storage facilities owned by Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). The reason given for using clubs, tear-gas and dogs, against unarmed peaceful protesters, was nothing less than Preservation of The State, thus elevating to the highest levels of patriotic duty, the need to produce oil revenues for repayment of the recent U.S.-led bailout of the peso. (more…)

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Volume 1, No. 1: February 1, 1996

TRAVELER'S ADVISORY: WAR ON OAXACA - GUERRERO BORDER

Persistent reports coming from southern Guerrero, near the Oaxaca border, are painting a picture of violence and anarchy that should give some travelers pause if planning a trip along the road from Acapulco to Puerto Escondido, particularly in the area where the coast road (200) meets the highway from Tlaxiaco (125). LarryMoto, a January traveler, reports that there was a marked decrease in the people's warmth and friendliness as his party made their way through this zone (more…)

By Stan Gotlieb, ago