Tag: human rights violations

Remembering the Tragedy at Pasta de Conchos

Today, February 19th of 2016, marks a decade since the tragic loss of 65 miners in a devastating, but preventable, explosion at the Pasta de Conchos mines, in San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila. Though the national miner’s union filed multiple complaints, and protested the hazardous work conditions, Grupo México refused to comply and provide a safe work environment. The neglect on Grupo… Read more →

The Culture of Impunity

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on April 16th, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.       Historically, but in particular during the last thirty years, the decomposition of politics and business in Mexico has not… Read more →

Time For New Politics

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on March 19th, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.     The AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor), which represents 13.5 million worker members from leading trade unions, led… Read more →

Industrial Homicide

  The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish, on February 16th, 2012 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   On 19 February 2012, it will be six years since the tragedy which plunged the families of 65 miners into… Read more →

The Government’s Failure

 The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on January 26th, 2012 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   The almost twelve years that have passed under the incompetent governments of Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón, from 2000 to… Read more →