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Björn Kumm's Note

CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

World Guide (Montevideo)

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Global Exchange.

Ibermundo México.

Independent Media Center (Mexico).

Liga Mexicana de Defensa de los Derechos Humanos.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Barkin, David. "Environmental degradation in Mexico," Monthly Review 45,3 (7-8/93):58-76.

Cockcroft, James D. "Mexico's political earthquake," Monthly Review 42,7 (12/90):39-50.

Martínez, Rubén. "Mexico’s search for itself," Nation (4/28/97):22-4.

Mercier, Rick. "Welcome back to the jungle," In These Times (7/9/01):4.

Poniatowska, Elena. "No more fiesta of bullets," Nation (7/28/97):23-4.

Russell, James W. "Free trade & concentration of capital in Mexico," Monthly Review 44,21 (6/92):23-30.

Sherman, Scott. "Mexico's morning after," Nation (7/28/97):20-23. Lessons of PRI's electoral defeat, and PRD triumph in Mexico City.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Cockcroft, James D. Mexico's Hope: An Encounter with Politics & History (NY: Monthly Review, 1998).

Hernández Chávez, Alicia. La tradición republicana del buen gobierno (México, 1993).

Joseph, Gilbert M. & Timothy J. Henderson (eds.) The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).

Serron, Luis A. Scarcity, Exploitation & Poverty: Malthus & Marx in Mexico (Norman: U. Oklahoma, 1980).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Cause for murder" [2002], dir. Pamela Yates, ?m.

"Covering Chiapas" [1994], dir.?, 27m. From Cinema Guild. Shows broadcast journalist Amy Goodman covering the Feb.1994 Zapatista rebellion.

"The Forgotten Roots (La raíz olvidada)" [2001], dir. Rafael Rebollar, 50m. Traces African heritage in history of Mexican culture.

"From Florida to Coahuila (De Florida a Coahuila)" [2002], dir. Rafael Rebollar, 50m. Story of rebel Mascogos or Black Seminoles of US-Mexican border region.

"From the Other Side" [2003], dir. Chantal Akerman. ?m.

"Images of Mexican Los Angeles" [1992], dir.?, 28m. From Cinema Guild. Surveys the history of the Mexican community in the L.A. basin.

"L.E.A.R.: The League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists" [1992], dir.?, 31m. From Cinema Guild. Examines the history of the famous organization founded in Mexco City in 1934.

"Los olvidados" [1950], dir. Luis Buñuel, ?m. In video stores.

"Amores perros" [2001], dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, ?m. In video stores.

"El Zócalo" [2002], dir. Chip Lord, 28m.

"Made on Rails" [1988], dir.?, 40m. From Cinema Guild. Examines the history of the Mexican railroad workers union.

"Maquila: A Tale of Two Mexicos" [2000], dir.?, 55m. From Cinema Guild. Impact of corporate globalization on Mexico, where US-owned factories employ cheap Mexican labor.

"Mexico: The Frozen Revolution" [1971], dir.?, 65m. From Cinema Guild. This socio-historical analysis of Mexico is set within an account of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1917.

"Y tu mamá también" [2001], dir. Alfonso Cuarón, 105m. In video stores.

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