Economic disruption continues across Canada in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.
The train is the largest infrastructure project proposed by AMLO, and could transform the Yucatan Peninsula.
Increased violence would be the main impact of Washington designating cartels terrorist groups.
A safe supply of drugs is not something that we need to have a revolution and demolish capitalism for. It is something we can do on the way to that.
A rush to cash in on legal cannabis is putting pressure on traditional cultivators in Latin America and the Caribbean, while Canadian companies seek to control every aspect of the weed business and push for policing of less-than-legal operations.
A recent opinion piece in Bloomberg makes a concerted effort to paint Mexico as “a moderately prosperous nation,” that “the World Bank calls upper-middle-income.” The thrust of the article is that Trump’s rhetoric on Mexico is wrong, and the country is, in fact, doing pretty alright. While I’m obviously not out to prove Trump right, I do want to correct the record on a few things…
Let’s start with the contention that Mexico is “upper middle income.” In 2019 World Bank ranked 60 countries as upper middle income. These are countries where GNI (Gross National Income, formerly known as GDP or Gross Domestic Product) is between $3,996 and $12,375 per capita (all figures in USD unless otherwise noted). According to the World Bank, Mexican workers earned an average of $9,180 a year, which is the equivalent of approximately $15,000 pesos per month.