John Ross



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Skeletal Justice

In an unprecedented acknowledgment that its hands were sullied during the so-called “Dirty War” against 1970-era guerrilla bands, the Mexican military has issued arrest warrants for two generals who ran the army-police counter-insurgency campaign in this conflictive state and are … Read More

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War on Terrorism Mexican Style

On September 7, 2001, President Vicente Fox went before the Organization of American States in Washington, and startled the White House by announcing Mexico’s withdrawal from the 1947 Rio Treaty on Reciprocal Assistance, a bulwark of U.S. cold war policy … Read More

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Massacres in Mexico

Fifteen years ago, in early 1987, I journeyed to the capital of the southern state of Oaxaca, searching for a massacre. At an activist farmers’ conference in the north, a young campesino had painstakingly written out on ruled schoolbook paper … Read More

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Roast Goats and Sacrificial Lambs

Monterrey Goes Global

The rusting skeleton of what was once Latin America’s flagship steel mill soars into the spotless sky. In another era, La Fundidora was the symbol of this powerhouse northern city, where mining and hot steel and the rail lines running … Read More

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Where are the Zapatistas?

— DATELINE: MEXICO CITY It has now been over 100 days since the General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) has been heard from–and they have not been just any 100 days either. Since the last communiqué … Read More

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Mamacita's Day

My mother’s eighty-eighth birthday celebration was complicated by Euskara Ta Askasuna, “Basque Homeland & Liberty,” yes, the dread E.T.A.s. After fourteen months of uneasy truce and secret negotiations with Spain’s right-wing president José María Aznar, the E.T.A. began bombing again … Read More

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Las Americas

FUN IN THE SUN reads the flier distributed by Neighborhood Ranch Watch, a group of Anglo ranchers along the Arizona-Sonora Mexico border who for the past few years have been celebrating organized hunts of human prey – undocumented Mexicans crossing … Read More

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Zapping Free Trade

Mexico and the European Union came together in Lisbon on March 23 to sign what they describe as the most progressive commercial treaty ever forged between a developing nation and a first-world trade block. But the T.L.C.U.E., as its known … Read More

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