Southern border reading notes - Southern border reading notes Krauze Enrique 2016\"A House in Need of Repairs The Nation April

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Southern border reading notesKrauze, Enrique. 2016. "A House in Need of Repairs." The Nation, April. Confidence in MexicoSept 2014- iguala- 43 students murderedFox winning- impartial and independent electoral oversight of the Instituton Federal Electoral.PRI’s defeat and the consequent change of government- the powers of the presidency were reduced and limited. The presidency had been an absolute monarchy with a new potentate installed by manipulated elections every six years. But after 2000, like collapsing dominoes, governors and mayors began to slip from the control of the central government, as voters in the states and municipalities elected candidates from parties other than the PRI, principally the center-right PAN and the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD).Pri loss of control- freedom of speech thru mediaThe missing 43: The Mexican Govt sabotages its own private investigation43 student protestors massacred in dump by cartel members and Iguala police“historical truth”Independent investigation of Ayotzinapa caseDemolished historical truth and mady a history of its ownSaid federal security- took no partStudent witnesses said they say police thoughPolice had handed them over to cartel and some were thereFire forensics expert- says impossible for 43 people to be killed in dumpAyotzinapa- symbolic of many crimes that occurred in Mex.Epitomized the lawless and violence of a drug war GIEI legal reports- badDiscrepancies between gang testimonies and studentsExperts say there was no fire at dumpThat would mean testimonies lieAt least 17 ppl incarcerated there
Harley shaken– long articleThe result has been the “Nafta paradox”: Mexican manufacturing productivity has gone up while real wages have gone down. Mexico’s “comparative advantage” rests on an absence of basic labor rights. Productivity per hour worked rose 41 percent between 1980 and 1992, according to INEGI , hourly compensation plummeted 32 percent in manufacturing. Manufacturing productivity rose 76 percent from 1994--the year Nafta went into effect--to 2011, while compensation slid 17 percent Nafta made worseBending the Arc of hostiry General Efraín Ríos Montt came to power in Guatemala through a coup in March 1982 and was deposed by another coup in October 1983, 17 blood-drenched months later.Guatemala’s civil-war era took place during the brief period he was in power.an estimated 200,000 Guatemalans were killed over three decades of escalating conflict, 45,000 of whom simply “disappeared.”Judge Barrios and her two colleagues as well as Claudia Paz y Paz, Guatemala’s Attorney General, and her team, exhibited singular courage both in bringing the initial charges and skillfully conducting the trial during turbulent proceedings in a country where an aggressive and self-righteous elite and military still demand and expect to call the shots and forcefully insist on compliance. They did not get that this time, not from this court, and

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