[Marxism] Did the Mexican People Really Win? | The New Republic

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jul 5 06:20:43 MDT 2019

But after last month’s tariff threats from President Trump, the way in 
which López Obrador appeared ready to bypass civil government and human 
rights concerns—all to preserve his relationship with the United 
States—is giving many cause for concern. Despite once insisting he’d 
refuse to “do the U.S.’s dirty work” on immigration, López Obrador is 
using the National Guard to crack down on migrants crossing Mexico in 
their journey to the U.S. border. After negotiations with the Trump 
administration on reducing the number of migrants heading north, Mexico 
announced it would deploy the National Guard to combat migration. Though 
the National Guard legally has the authority to arrest migrants, its use 
specifically for immigration enforcement took the human rights community 
by surprise.


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