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Virginia Mercado

Virginia Mercado

virmercado@yahoo.com.mx

last contributed to D+C/E+Z in summer of 2022 as a researcher at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México and an instructor in peace and development studies.  

All articles of Virginia Mercado

Gender justice

Mexico claims to pursue a “feminist” foreign policy

In Mexico, government rhetoric on women’s rights is better than what women experience in daily life

Latin America

Why desperate Latin American risk dangerous journey north

South American migrants are fleeing to the US via Mexico in growing numbers

Prejudice

Mexico’s racial divide

Mexico’s ideology of mestizaje, or racial mixing, obscures ingrained racism

Gender-based violence

Killed for being female

Femicides are frequent in Mexico, but civil-society organisations fight against this

Gender relations

Unequal opportunities

Though the law forbids discrimination in Mexico, the road to gender equity remains long

Mexico

Missing people

Up to 35,000 people have “disappeared” in Mexico’s war on drugs

Change of government

Restart needed

Mexico’s new president has promised a new policy on security and drugs-related crime

Education

Cultural change

Future jobs will require high levels of specialisation

Manufacturing

Automation in a low-wage country

Whether the robots replace workers depends on complicated cost calculations in Mexico

Elections

Mexican power struggle

For the third time, AMLO is trying to become Mexico’s president

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Sustainability

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