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Mama film by Xun Sero

Tamara Pearson spoke to Xun Sero, a filmmaker from Mexico’s southern Chiapas state on the release of his new film, Mamá, which premiered in Mexico this month.

The convoy marching through Xochimilco

Indigenous groups and supporters have spent the past month travelling in a convoy to regions where Western corporations are plundering water and resources. Tamara Pearson took part in the convoy.

Bonafont pplant, Mexico.

Twenty Indigenous Nahua communities in Mexico, together with hundreds of other organisations, are calling for a boycott of water bottling companies, reports Tamara Pearson.

Journalists protest in Puebla Mexico. Photo: Tamara Pearson

Last year, Mexico was named the second most dangerous country in the world for journalists, after Afghanistan. A recent wave of assassinations has sparked nationwide protest action, reports Tamara Pearson.

More and more US transnationals have opened up in Mexico over the past few decades, taking advantage of unfair trade agreements, super-exploitative labour conditions and cheap utilities, reports Tamara Pearson.

Multinational beverage companies have been profiting off Mexico's precious drinking water resources for decades, while local communities have gone without. But communities in the state of Puebla have had enough, reports Tamara Pearson.

The US government says it is going to help Central America fight corruption and free the Cuban people. But any help from the US comes with ulterior motives, writes Tamara Pearson.

The media needs to stop misreporting COVID-19 numbers and minimising the hardships in those countries facing the worst of the global pandemic, writes Tamara Pearson.

US and European water bottling companies are making huge profits packaging and selling Mexico’s water resources, while leaving locals without, reports Tamara Pearson

2018 abortion rights protest in Argentina. Photo: Lara Va/Wikimedia Commons CC: SA 4.0

While Argentina just legalised abortion rights, it is prohibited or limited in most of Latin America, writes Tamara Pearson. For those forced to continue a pregnancy deprives them of agency, autonomy and well being.

Thousands of Honduran migrants and refugees have been beaten, arrested, threatened with prison and deported, as they tried to make their way through the closed borders of Guatemala and Mexico, reports Tamara Pearson.

Efrain Ascencio Cedillo was an incredible photographer who will likely never be known outside of Mexico, because he didn’t have the privilege of being from the United States or Europe, writes Tamara Pearson

Fridges in Mexico are empty of beer because production has ceased in this industry deemed non-essential amid the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Tamara Pearson. However, United States-owned Constellation Brands is defying local orders and continues to produce for export to US consumers.

For those with economic or political power, the coronavirus pandemic is nothing more than a carnival of crisis and possibilities, writes Tamara Pearson.

Addressing a global pandemic must involve public health planning that cross borders and confronting global inequality and the climate crisis, writes Tamara Pearson.

Women across Mexico refused to work, shop, do housework or be active on social media and mobilised in their thousands against violence and abuse on March 9, writes Tamara Pearson.

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