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A federal officer pepper sprays a protester in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Oregon, on July 20. Nathan Howard/Getty Images

How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Silencing Dissent and Sparking Repression

A look at how protests, political violence, and conflict have played out during the pandemic.

A municipal worker sprays disinfectant to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, as commuters wait to cross the U.S.-Mexican border in Tijuana, Mexico on July 7.

As the U.S. Exports Coronavirus, Trump Is Blaming Mexicans

As his poll numbers fall and coronavirus cases rise, the U.S. president needs a scapegoat—and he’s turning to his usual target, Mexico.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador speaks with the press on November 13, 2019 in Mexico City.

López Obrador Goes to Washington to Play Nice With Trump

Once an anti-Trump firebrand, the Mexican president knows he needs his U.S. counterpart—and isn’t taking any chances on the November election.

A protester holds a sign  during a protest against corruption and hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic outside the presidential palace in Panama City, on June 25.

Latin America’s Wave of Protests Was Historic—Then the Pandemic Arrived

The coronavirus and lockdowns have worsened the region’s economic divides—and set the stage for more political upheaval.

Workers carry a casket to its burial site as a family member (far right) records the moment on his phone at the San Lorenzo Tezonco public cemetery in Iztapalapa, Mexico City, on May 19.

Mourning in Mexico

As the coronavirus death toll mounts, interrupted mourning rituals leave families unmoored.

A Mexican woman holding a sign that reads "Don't kill us"

America’s Guns Fuel Mexico’s Domestic Violence Epidemic

Lockdowns and an easy supply of weapons have been a fatal combination for Mexican women.

A worker from the Iztapalapa government waits to apply antibacterial gel at the San Nicolas Tolentino Civil Pantheon in Mexico City, on May 12.

Coronavirus Brings Mexico’s Governors to the Fore

State leaders are showing up the president in their pandemic response, giving López Obrador’s critics their loudest opportunity yet to oppose his policies.

A student walks through the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Tijuana, Mexico, on March 9 during a day of national strike to denounce gender violence and the increasing toll of femicide.

Despite the Coronavirus, Mexican Women Are Fighting Femicide

With little help from the government, citizens are now relying on grassroots organizing and support to combat gendered violence and discrimination.

Alma Rosa Preciado marches with a photo of her disappeared daughter and granddaughter in Poza Rica, Veracruz, on Feb. 21.

‘We’re Doing What the Government Won’t Do’

In Mexico, a growing citizen movement is searching for thousands of victims of forced disappearance in the absence of enforcement of government policies.

An oil well in the northeastern Syrian town of Malikiyah

OPEC and Russia Parry Mexico to Ink Historic Deal to Slash Oil Output

But even the unprecedented agreement ultimately reached Sunday shows there is no easy way to halt the rapid collapse in global oil demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A doctor in a refugee camp in Matamoros, Mexico

A Desperate Scramble to Prevent the Pandemic at a U.S.-Mexico Border Camp

With 2,500 asylum-seekers packed in tightly and no coronavirus tests available, doctors and volunteers are doubtful that education will be enough to prevent the spread of the virus.

A BMW employee works at the new BMW car production plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on June 6, 2019.

NAFTA’s Replacement Gives Labor Some Shelter From Globalization’s Storms

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement sets new standards for workers — but can’t stand alone.

Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrado

Mexican Diplomacy Has Gone Feminist

Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration has boldly reoriented its foreign policy toward gender equality.

Policemen are seen at a crime scene in Guadalajara, Jalisco, on Nov. 22.

In Mexico, AMLO’s Presidency Turned One

Here’s how he’s delivering on his security promises.

Top Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal,

Democrats Give Trump a Trade Victory—Even as They Impeach Him

Eager to be seen as doing more than taking down the president, Speaker Pelosi readies a “yes” vote on USMCA.

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