SOC 210 The Struggle for Human Rights in Mexico

After Mexico's transition to electoral democracy in 2000 two alternative party (PAN) Presidents either failed to act in accordance with the transitional justice movements sweeping Latin America or actually returned to mano dura (heavy-handed) military practices to deal with the drug cartels. Consequently as compared to South American countries human rights violations in Mexico have increased rather than decreased since its transition to democracy. This class will document why this is the case as well as look into the various movements thathave mobilized since the 1970s to the present to demand human rights in Mexico.

Credits

4 units

Cross Listed Courses

LLAS 210

Prerequisite

SOC 101, POLS 101, or DWA 101

Core Requirements Met

  • Regional Focus