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The Premises of the Diplomatic Mission Shall Be Inviolable

Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: The Fifteenth Newsletter (2024)
From Israel’s bombing of Iran’s embassy in Damascus to Ecuador’s raid on the Mexican embassy in Quito, leaders feel emboldened by the impunity granted by the Global North to disregard diplomatic norms and respect.

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.

Mexico Defends GM Corn Restrictions With Science

Timothy Wise Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
"If we win, we will challenge an entire model of production. It would be a huge achievement, setting an international standard. If our maize is defeated in its center of origin, we would see the same in other centers of origin for other crops."

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.”

The Zapatista Uprising, 30 Years On

Bernard Duterme Equal Times
Despite their relative isolation, the Zapatistas intend to continue influencing social dynamics. They have demonstrated that mobilisation for diversity doesn’t have to mean identity-base tensions, and can accompany the fight for social justice.
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