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Mexico

The American disaster

Klaus Brinkbäumer and Stephan Lamby: In delusion. The American disaster

TRUMPISM: How do democracies die? Often with the help of elected leaders. This was the case in Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Ukraine and Poland, as well as in several South American countries. And in the United States?

30 years with Film fra Sør

DIGITAL FESTIVAL: "It is a special year", says Lasse Skagen and Åse Meyer from Film fra Sør. With the closure of the cinemas in Oslo, this year's anniversary edition of the festival will be arranged digitally.

South America's upcoming technology showdown

DIGITALIZATION: The authorities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico are now investing in start-ups, incubators and training programs. But at the same time, Colombia can confiscate protesters' phones; in Ecuador, the authorities block the same access to servers; and in Nicaragua and Venezuela, governments have routinely restricted access to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The United States and China are on aggressive courtship trips to countries throughout the region.

The borderland is militarized

Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret E. Dorsey: Fencing in Democracy. Borderwalls, Necrocitizenship, and the Security State

NECRO STATE CITIZENSHIP: There has been a lot of laughter at Trump's "beautiful" wall, but the borderland between the United States and its neighbor to the south has been militarized and cut up by fences and walls for more than a decade.

The world is out of step

ESSAY: The world has gone completely off its hinges and has done so for a long time.

Trump's raucous racist rhetoric

Nikhil Pal Singh: Race and America's Long War Author

BIOPOLITICS: Does the public notion of order necessitate extreme violence against certain sections of the population (natives, blacks, Muslims, etc.)? May 5000 poor and displaced migrants be met by a wall and the mobilization of 15000 soldiers?

When the Nobel Peace Prize winners meet

NOBEL PEACE SUMMIT: Is there any point in such meetings, or are they just for a narrower circle?

Race for the accidents

Luke Lorentzen: Midnight Family

PATIENT HUNTING: The intense and up-to-date documentary Midnight Family follows a family-owned ambulance in Mexico City, and their extreme dilemmas between lifesaving and earnings.

Mexico's vulnerable excavators

Julien Elie: Dark Suns (Soleils Noirs)

TRUET: With life at stake, Mexicans are trying to dig up the bodies of their dead relatives while being threatened by both the cartels and the authorities in a life-threatening terrorist empire.

The US-Mexico conspiracy

Marcela Arteaga: The Guardian of Memory

MEXICO / USA: In Mexico, they violate human rights by ignoring the law. In the United States, they violate human rights by applying the law.

Observations from Chiapas

TRAVEL ESSAY: 25 years after the Zapatista revolution, self-organized rebel communes coexist with Coca-Cola and religion in a surrealistic mix of anarchism and imperialism.

In search of life in the border town of Tijuana

Sam Ellison: Chèche lavi / Looking for life

IMMIGRATION: While Democrats, Republicans and the President of the United States are arguing over a border wall, shows Chèche lavi what whimsical political measures mean to ordinary people.