Mexico’s social movements push for solidarity and alternatives

Magdiel Sánchez Quiroz discusses the increase in violence during the pandemic and the initiatives of solidarity of Mexico’s social movements

August 03, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

Despite the public health crisis and the Coronavirus lockdown, the rates of violence in Mexico have increased to alarming rates. Mexico’s movements and organized communities have been on the ground mobilizing responses to the violence and to the public health and economic crisis.

We spoke with Magdiel Sánchez Quiroz a member of Jovenes ante la Emergencia Nacional about the challenges facing Mexico’s movements in this challenging conjuncture.

(Part 1 of our conversation with Magdiel: What explains the COVID-19 surge in Mexico? and Part 2: As COVID-19 cases surge, Mexico’s AMLO has nowhere to turn)