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Claudia Sheinbaum-May Be Mexico’s First Woman President

Arturo Cano; Translated from the Spanish by Nicholas Allen. The Nation
The former student activist and current mayor of Mexico City is poised to make history with an ambitious platform on education, clean energy, and combatting violence against women.

Forty-Three Mexican Students Went Missing. What Really Happened to Them?

Alma Guillermoprieto The New Yorker
One night in 2014, a group of young men from a rural teachers’ college vanished. Their families have fought for answers. “I don’t have a body to mourn,” a father said of his son, one of the missing students. “I have nothing to hold that is him.”

AMLO Is Nationalizing Mexico’s Lithium Supply

Kurt Hackbarth Jacobin
Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is attempting to transform the country’s overpriced energy industry by nationalizing lithium — a move essential to kicking out private mining and developing a robust and affordable public energy sector.

AMLO’s MORENA Wins the Mexican Midterms

Kurt Hackbarth Jacobin
Facing an alliance of right-wing parties, business associations, and US-backed institutions like the National Endowment for Democracy, Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s MORENA Party managed to retain its majority in Congress. A victory worth celebrating
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