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Mexico

Mexican women - then and now

Mexican women’s lives — their work, their family life, their educational opportunities, the health care they can expect, their social standing, and political participation — have changed over the hundred years since the Mexican Revolution. The country has gone from being overwhelmingly rural to mainly urban; between 1930 and 2000 average life expectancy rose from 34 to 75 years; the conditions in which women do housework and care for children and the sick — still almost exclusively their responsibility — have changed enormously: the majority have running water, gas for cooking, indoor toilets, and homes with flooring.

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Economy

The debate on the rate of profit

A polemic on the rate of profit has developed over the last few months. This article seeks to review this debate which turns around four essential questions.

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Haiti

Mobilizations against Brazilian troops in wake of quake

An article from the ’Folha de São Paulo’

One of the most vexing issues in Latin America’s relations with Haiti, is the grievous lack of understanding on the part of anti-imperialist forces about the nature of the repeated imperialist occupations of the former French colony, and of the crushing of the Lavalas movement, including the ouster of the country’s democratically-elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

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