Fight Poverty, Not Immigrants

By Matt Davies (Mexico) News of President Obama’s call for more federal funding to tackle the “humanitarian crisis” of child migrants has attracted a lot of media attention. The US Department of Homeland Security has apprehended 52,000 unaccompanied child migrants crossing the border since last October. What seems to have driven the recent increase in…

Child Labor on the Streets of Mexico City

By Matt Davies (Mexico) I’ve recently been lucky enough to attend several cultural events in  Mexico City organised as part of the “Festival de México”. Music, film, theatre, all offered free by the city government as part of the huge array of cultural programmes available to those of us living in this fascinating city. My…

The House Without Dignity

“Chiapas has a large indigenous population.  78% of its people are considered poor, and 30% live in extreme poverty.  The Millennium Development Goals are incorporated into the constitution of the state of Chiapas. “In 2013, Participate documented the views of indigenous people on how the Millennium Development Goals have affected their lives.” Video reproduced courtesy…