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Trump's Wall is Tantamount to Act of War: Outrage in Mexico as President Peña Nieto Meets with Trump

by Laura Carlsen

DemocracyNow, September 2016 | Interview

On Wednesday, Donald Trump traveled to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who once compared Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. The Mexican president came under fire for inviting Trump to meet with him in Mexico, a move many critics saw as legitimizing Trump’s positions. We speak to Laura Carlsen, director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy... Read More »

Mexican Teachers Set to Strike On First Day of School Over Neoliberal Education Reform

by Laura Carlsen

The Real News, August 2016 | Interview

Over a dozen teachers and their supporters have been killed by state violence since June, and the teachers say they are being threatened with further violence. Now joining us to discuss this again is Laura Carlsen... Read More »

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Laura Carlsen, Ingmar Lee, Janine Bandcroft July 13, 2016

by Laura Carlsen

Gorilla Radio, July 2016 | Interview

The war against environmentalists and the indigenous people of Honduras continues. Last week, the body of Lesbia Yaneth Urquía was discovered in a garbage dump... Read More »

Striking teachers in Oaxaca face neoliberal cuts and government bullets.

by Laura Carlsen

This Is Hell!, July 2016 | Interview

Live from Mexico City, Laura Carlsen reports on teachers' strike in Oaxaca - from the protest's struggle against neoliberal labor and education policy changes that strip worker rights and ignore surging economic inequality, to the state's deadly response to this and other challenges to their economic agenda - and updates us on the political aftermath of the government killing of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres. Laura spoke to the Real News Network for their segment "Nine Killed in Police Crackdown on Oaxaca Teacher's Strike"... Read More »

Laura Carlsen discusses Mexico’s missing guns crisis

by Laura Carlsen

CCTV, June 2016 | Video, Interview

For more about what U.S. could do to stop the flow of guns into Mexico and the crisis of Mexico’s missing guns, CCTV America’s Mike Walter spoke to Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy. She’s also a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus... Read More »

Nine Killed in Police Crackdown on Oaxaca Teacher's Strike

by Laura Carlsen

The Real News Network, June 2016 | Video, Interview

Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy says that Oaxacan teachers are protesting not only teacher evaluations, but also the entirety of neoliberal reform under Pena Nieto... Read More »

Politicians won't end the disastrous drug war, it's up to the people

by Laura Carlsen

This is Hell, April 2016 |

Laura Carlsen recounts her experience traveling with a group of Latin American activist to demand the end of the global war on drugs on This Is Hell... Read More »

Laura Carlsen reports on This is Hell on the teachers’ strike in Oaxaca

by Laura Carlsen

Global Exchange, April 2016 |

Laura Carlsen writes in the People to People Blog about the Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice visit to Berta Cáceres organization in Honduras... Read More »

The New South American Political Map

by Laura Carlsen

February 2016 | Article

The election results in Venezuela and Argentina, the Brazilian crisis, and the erosion of the “citizens’ revolution” in Ecuador are part of a change in political climate that puts the transformative processes underway on the defensive... Read More »

The Drug War and Mexico

by Laura Carlsen

The New York Times, January 2016 | Letter

Ioan Grillo’s conclusion that the United States (and American taxpayers) “should use its drug-war aid to push harder” for anti-corruption and judicial reforms is off base... Read More »

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