Anarchist Vandalism Feared for Oct. 2 March

Anarchist Vandalism Feared for Oct. 2 March

By RICARDO CASTILLO … There’s fear in the air with the advent of the 51st anniversary march of what is known as the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre…

Hallelujah! A Teachers’ Day without a CNTE Demonstration…Maybe…or Maybe Not

Hallelujah! A Teachers’ Day without a CNTE Demonstration…Maybe…or Maybe Not

By RICARDO CASTILLO     Every May 15, Mexico commemorates Teachers’ Day. But the festivities – celebrated at every school – public or private – by the millions of students, parents, labor unions, communities and government branches, who pamper teachers that day (even if it is just once a year), may turn out in 2019 to be … Continue reading “Hallelujah! A Teachers’ Day without a CNTE Demonstration…Maybe…or Maybe Not”

Mexican Education Bill Gets Lower House Approval

Mexican Education Bill Gets Lower House Approval

By RICARDO CASTILLO     After a long and weary debate on the night of Wednesday, April 24, that extended into the wee hours of Thursday, April 25, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies voted to abolish the Education Reform “imposed” by former President Enrique Peña Nieto in 2013. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) celebrated the backing he received … Continue reading “Mexican Education Bill Gets Lower House Approval”

AMLO Slays Mexico’s Education Reform with the Stroke of a Memo

AMLO Slays Mexico’s Education Reform with the Stroke of a Memo

By RICARDO CASTILLO     The outraged protests against a memorandum issued on April 16 by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) that eliminated the country’s ill-fated Education Reform has been massive, to put it mildly. Critics have called the memorandum “unconstitutional” and claim that AMLO stepped out of bounds and has entered the country into … Continue reading “AMLO Slays Mexico’s Education Reform with the Stroke of a Memo”