- The historic first auction of Mexico’s oil resources is a complete flop, with only 2 out of 14 blocks being successfully sold
- Article from The Economist on the auction, with comments on the increasing problems of other Latin American petro-states
- Article from The Jacobin, circa October 2014, putting the privatization of Mexico’s oil resources into historical and analytical context (with emphasis on agriculture)
- 50 normalistas arrested in Chiapas, Mexico by Mexican Federal Police. I wonder what the relationship between normalistas and the Zapatistas is like?
- Zibechi, via the Chiapas Support Committee, on Latin America’s escalating crisis, focusing on the decreasing autonomy of leftist states from global capitalism, and criticizing leftist social movements for becoming complacent in the past decade: “It’s appropriate to emphasize the lack of strategic debates in the region, which affects the specialized institutes, the academies, the progressive parties and parties of the left, and also the social movements.”