This page offers commentaries, articles, essays and research, as well as a few suggested readings. Older materials remain available from our first website. (Click to access Website I). Please ask for permission to use our photos.
COMMENTARIES OR ESSAYS:
Elvia R. Arriola, “Voices from the Barbed Wires of Despair: Women in the Maquiladoras, Latina Critical Theory, and Gender at the US-Mexico Border” in DePaul Law Review, Volume 49, Spring 2000, Number 3, Page 729. Click here to read a summary. Click here to read the complete article.
Carmen Gonzalez, Genetically Modifiied Organisms (GMO) and Justice (english) (analysis of applicable of the GMO debate in the context of international agricultural trade policies and their impact on small farmers).
Elvia R. Arriola, ACCOUNTABILITY FOR MURDER IN THE MAQUILADORAS: LINKING CORPORATE INDIFFERENCE TO GENDER VIOLENCE AT THE US-MEXICAN BORDER (2007)
Excerpt: In less than a decade, a city that once had very low homicide statistics now reports that at least 300-400 women and girls were killed between 1994 and 2000. Along with an increase in murder rates, the rates of domestic violence have increased as the border town of Ciudad Juarez has experienced heavy industrialization since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)… This paper argues that the Juarez murders are an extreme manifestation of the systemic patterns of abuse, harassment and violence against women . . . Read more…
Judith Rosenberg, Can The Maquiladora Worker Speak? (2008) (DISSERTATION).
OTHER SUGGESTED READINGS
Social Justice Today, Volume I, Number 3, Fall 2012 Short essays inspired by the May 2012 WOB and ATCF Journey of an Immigrant delegation to the Texas Rio Grande Valley to witness the human impact of immigration law, detention and the intersecting effects of free trade law and policy at the Mexican border.
Decision of the Inter-American Court for Human Rights (2010): Human Rights Violations in the Disappearances of Women of Cd. Juarez