Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mexico truth commission readies final report

400 disappeared during ‘Dirty War’

Kent Paterson

Frontera NorteSur | FNS Feature

Forced displacements and disappearances. Vietnam-style strategic hamlets. Death flights over the Pacific. All this and more terrorized the mountain communities near Acapulco, Mexico, during the years when the resort was reaching its apex as a favored international destination for fun-seeking beach lovers in the early and mid-1970s. In response to a popular guerrilla insurgency, the Mexican army and security forces escalated what became known as the Dirty War.

NAFTA’s Bad Apples

Frontera NorteSur

Facing ruin, apple producers in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua are mulling an anti-dumpring complaint against U.S. imports. Ricardo Marquez Prieto, president of the Chihuahua Regional Union of Fruit Growers, charged that unfair competition from Mexico’s partner in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) threatens the viability of the local apple industry, which could see tens of thousands of tons of warehoused apples valued in the neighborhood of $65 million go to rot.

NMSU to host talk on protecting journalists

NMSU

Patrick Timmons will give a presentation entitled “Protecting At-Risk Journalists: The International Human Rights System and Its Partial Responses to the Murder of Mexican Journalists” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave. The talk is hosted by New Mexico State University’s Center for Latin American and Border Studies. (Courtesy photo)

Patrick Timmons will give a presentation entitled “Protecting At-Risk Journalists: The International Human Rights System and Its Partial Responses to the Murder of Mexican Journalists” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave. (Courtesy photo)

New Mexico State University’s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk on protecting journalists featuring Patrick Timmons at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.

An expert in human rights law in Latin American, Timmons will give a presentation entitled “Protecting At-Risk Journalists: The International Human Rights System and Its Partial Responses to the Murder of Mexican Journalists.”

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