Mexico


Global Patriarchy: Women Of The World

Patriarchy is pervasive across the entirety of the global political economy, and women all over the world feel its effects in both their public and private lives. This male dominance dictates women’s career paths, personal image, safety, security, and countless other aspects of their lives. On the whole, women occupy […]


Friends And Foes Vie For Kushner Kompromat: White House Policy Up For Sale

It is no secret that Donald Trump always surrounds himself with people that have shady and secretive pasts and continued to do so throughout his presidential campaign and even during his transition into the White House. Many of these people, including Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, have been charged with […]


UN Report Makes Police Torture Allegations In Mexico’s Missing Students Case

A report released by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has alleged that of the 129 people arrested in connection with Mexico’s 2014 missing students case, 34 were tortured by Mexican police and investigators. The official investigation of the student disappearances, carried out by Mexico’s […]


Mexico Reports Record-Breaking Murder Rate For 2017

Mexico reported its highest homicide rate for 2017, with October 2017 being the bloodiest month on record since 1997, when it started collecting the associated data. According to the Mexican government’s Interior Department, there were 29,168 murders committed in 2017 – an average of 72.3 per day in first quarter […]


South Africa’s 9/11: Cape Town Water Crisis

16 April 2018. The day in which one of Africa’s most affluent cities, Cape Town, is predicted to run out of water. After a one-in-384-year drought and a 79% increase in population growth since 1994, according to The Guardian, South Africa’s second-largest city has been affected by climate change a decade […]


Thousands Displaced In Land Dispute In Chiapas, Mexico

Since late October 2017, a territorial conflict over lands in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas has escalated rapidly, resulting in the forced displacement of more than 5,000 inhabitants of Chalchihuitan, according to Human Rights Watch. The conflict centres around a territorial dispute between the neighbouring Tzotzil communities of Chalchihuitan […]


Journalists In Mexico Continue To Be Killed Without Justice

The number of journalists killed worldwide on account of their work has gone down once again in 2017. However, journalists in Mexico faced a particularly deadly year. Outside of conflict zones, Mexico was the deadliest location for journalists. It has been reported by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP) that […]


Mexican Presidential Candidate Proposes Amnesty For Known Drug Cartel Leaders

A prominent presidential candidate in Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has suggested granting amnesty to drug cartel leaders. In a speech presented in Guerrero recently, he claims this idea will bring peace following the violent war on drugs that has taken place over the last decade. Though it is unclear […]