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Estados Unidos Mexicanos

Donald Trump wants America to build a permanent wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. "We'll have a great wall. We'll call it the Great Wall of Trump," the real estate mogul told Fox Bus...(full article)

Miguel Basáñez—the recently nominated ambassador of Mexico to the United States—will head to Senate confirmation soon. As he does so, the unique and multi...(full article)

The TV-star first lady and her husband the head of state were a dazzling young couple. But reality has not been kind to their show....(full article)

Mexico has been held up as one of the economic bright spots among emerging market economies, as Peña Nieto’s government has pushed through constitutional overhauls aim...(full article)

How the murder of four women and a famous journalist has turned Mexico City upside down....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Why There Is Feces in Your Cilantro - Timothy McGrath, Global Post

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced a partial ban on cilantro imported from Mexico because of fecal contamination, and most people are reacting in one of three ways....

Can Mexico's President Recover? - Roger Noriega & Felipe Trigos, RCWorld

Two weeks after the escape of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán from a maximum-security prison, the political, security, and economic problems for Presi...

Was El Chapo Deliberately Released? - James Fredrick, The Telegraph

That the country's top criminal could make such an audacious getaway has stunned everyone -- except Mexicans....

A Mexican Kingpin's Great Escape - Economist

STEVE MCQUEEN could not have done it better. Joaquín “El Chapo” (Shorty) Guzmán, Mexico's most notorious drug trafficker and boss of the Sinaloa drug gang...

Mexico's Top Drug Lord Escapes Prison -- Again - Katherine Corcoran, AP

Mexico's top security official says top drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped through an elaborate tunnel in his cell....

Mexico's Kings of Satire - David Agren, Maclean's

How Mexico’s version of ‘The Onion’ has became one of the most scathing critics of a corrupt ruling class....

Lessons for Mexico's Leaders - Luis Rubio, America Economia

The government's failure to address crime, corruption and declining living standards risks true social upheaval. But Enrique Pena Nieto just sits on the ball....

Mexico's Missing 43: The Govt's Defense Collapses - Goldman, New Yorker

Eight months have passed since the forty-three students disappeared in the city of Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, on the night of September 26th and the predawn hours of...

What Mexico's Voters Really Want - Bloomberg View

Mexico’s voters go to the polls on Sunday to choose all 500 members of its lower house, nine governors, more than 300 mayors and half its state legislatures. The elections ma...

Racing to Save Mexico's Floating Gardens - Frederic Saliba, Le Monde

MEXICO CITY - Pelicans glide in arrow formation over the lake at Xochimilco, south of Mexico City, as two elegant herons stand in the water and stare at a boatload of tourists. Ext...

Life and Death on the Avocado Trail - Chris Crowley, Narratively

A fearless Mexican-American cook routinely travels 2,000 miles, driving through a drug war and slipping out of kidnappers’ fingers, all in the name of a decent mole poblano f...

Let Illegal Immigrants Join the U.S. Military - Ben Domenech, Federalist

The Breitbart headline reads: “20 Traitors: Republicans Who Voted To Gut America’s Military Using Amnestied Illegal Aliens”. It quotes Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, ...

The Volunteer Force Taking on Mexico's Gangs - Jeremy Kryt, Daily Beast

On an early spring morning, in the desert of Mexico’s southwestern Guerrero state, a half-dozen rusty pickups speed toward a line of late-model 4x4s blocking the road. As arm...

Mexicans Puzzled by U.S. Cinco de Mayo Parties - Allison Jackson, GP

It’s Cinco de Mayo and for most Mexicans that means they don’t have to go to work. That’s it....

Meet Mexico's Fastest Growing Drug Cartel - Ioan Grillo, Global Post

From the outside, the two buildings looked like thousands of other farmhouses in Mexico’s agricultural heartland of Jalisco, where products include potent tequila. But when p...

Mexico's Brat Pack - David Agren, Maclean's

A generation of spoiled, entitled children of the ruling elite is running wild. Meet Mexico’s future leaders....

The War in Mexico - Rebecca Gordon, TomDispatch

They behead people by the hundreds. They heap headless, handless bodies along roadsides as warnings to those who would resist their power. They have penetrated the local, state, an...

What Cuba Has Cost the World - Carlos Alberto Montaner, RealClearWorld

Cuban leader Raul Castro has presented to U.S. President Barack Obama a set of conditions to re-establish diplomatic relations. Among those conditions, Castro demands compensation ...

A New Start for U.S. in Central America? - R. Evan Ellis, War on the Rocks

The announcement by the White House on January 29 that it would ask Congress for $1 billion for Central America in its FY2016 budget is welcome news for the region, and for the Uni...

In U.S.-India Ties, a Steady Strategic Win - F. Zakaria, WaPo

The constant drumbeat to deal with the crisis du jour — somehow Washington must now rescue and stabilize Yemen — fails to recognize “opportunity costs.” Every day spent on ...

What if Mexico Is the Next State to Fail? - Ted Galen Carpenter, TNI

Drugs, corruption and vigilantes. Should America be scared?...

Mexico's Very Own Fast and Furious - Jason McGahan, Daily Beast

In the beginning, and until a year ago, a drug cartel called the Knights Templar ruled over the peaks, valleys, and coastline of Michoacán, on the Pacific coast of southwestern Me...

A Year for Reform in Latin America - Daniel Zovatto, Brookings Institution

Latin America is starting off 2015 with a clear economic slowdown. The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projects a modest recovery (2....

Mexico's Priests in the Crosshairs - Jason McGahan, Daily Beast

Even as Mexico’s president visits the United States, the power of criminals in his country, and in government, continues to grow. The latest victims are priests trying to hel...

Mexico's Corruption Eruption - Bloomberg View

With a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a spot on one of those ubiquitous lists of "leading global thinkers," Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray is...

When Something Even Worse Follows the Cartels - Jan-Albert Hootsen, Vocativ

Instead of rebuilding their village, residents turned on each other — and now it's way more dangerous than it ever was when the cartel ran the show....

The World Is Not Going Crazy - Steven Pinker & Andrew Mack, Slate

Never mind the headlines. We’ve never lived in such peaceful times....

A History of Hidden Deaths in Mexico - Joshua Partlow, Washington Post

They picked up spent shotgun shells and placed them in plastic baggies for safe keeping. They examined discarded bottles, charred sticks, crusted weather-worn clothes. Over rocks a...

Italy Can Teach Mexico About Organized Crime - Roberto Saviano, Reuters

At this moment, the fiercest, most powerful criminal organizations in the world are located in Mexico. Recent events should leave no one with any doubts. On Sept. 26, 43 trainee te...

Mexicans Cry for 'Justicia' - Economist

Time is not on Mr Peña’s side. His popularity has slumped (see chart). Demonstrations that formerly focused on the missing students have become a clamour—albeit ...

Corruption Plagues Mexico and Brazil - J. Daremblum, Weekly Standard

Executives at Petrobras, the world’s sixth largest energy company, are alleged to have paid bribes to Brazilian government officials totaling as much as $1.6 billion in excha...

Japan Steps up Its Game in Latin America - Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald

As Asian rival China invests billions in Latin America and snaps up strategic commodities, Japan also is looking at the region with new interest....

In Mexico, You Can Pay Taxes in Art - Rafael Fernandez de Castro, Fusion

Mexicans have been mastering the art of paying taxes with art for over 57 years. In fact artists themselves are allowed to fulfill their economic duty to the state by handing over ...

Stuck in Limbo in Boomtown Tijuana - Randal Archibold, New York Times

Tijuana is promoting itself as a city on the rise, shaking off years of drug violence and declines in foreign tourism wrought by tightened checks at the border since the terrorist ...

The Sudden Slowdown of Latin America's Economies - Economist

It was great while it lasted. In a golden period from 2003 to 2010 Latin America’s economies grew at an annual average rate of close to 5%, wages rose and unemployment fell, ...

What Will Follow Protests in Mexico? - Jason McGahan, Daily Beast

Thursday was an annual holiday in Mexico, the anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution against the dictator Porfirio Díaz in 1911. The giant faces of yesteryear&rs...

'Ya Me Canse:' Mexico Is Fed Up - Kristal Alley, RealClearWorld

Only a few short years ago, Mexican youths sported knock-off Ralph Lauren polo shirts to mimic the narcotraficantes, or drug traffickers, who were as fashionable as they were infam...

Abduction Reveals a Decaying Mexico - Blasberg & Glusing, Spiegel

Most murders don't even make the front page in Mexico anymore. But the recent abduction of 43 students has infuriated the country. The story has exposed the tight relationship betw...

Russia's Sad Little Military Showboats - Alexander Golts, Moscow Times

Some define "militarism" as when political leaders prefer using military solutions for every problem they face, and two recent events have brought this idea to mind....

Mexico's Holy Warrior Against Cartels - Jason McGahan, Daily Beast

If you want to know about the Mexican priest Padre Gregorio López, first of all you need to know that his parish is located in the small city of Apatzingán, at the heart of a r...

Brazil Is not as Stable as it Looks - Clovis Rossi, Worldcrunch

Writing about Mexico, social scientist Rubén Aguilar Valenzuela on the website Infolatam, might have just as well been referring to Brazil. “In the modern and inclusiv...

The Declining Relevance of Despots - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor

Karl Marx had a phrase for the kind of tyranny that has existed in parts of the developing world in our era: "oriental despotism." In an article in an 1853 edition of The New York ...

Mexico's President Falls from Grace - Dolia Estevez, Forbes

Over the past six weeks, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has gone from being internationally acclaimed for his bold economic reform agenda to finding himself mired in o...

Massacre of Innocents Sparks Real Backlash in Mexico - E. Krauze, NYT

The massacre of 43 students from a teachers college in Ayotzinapa has horrified Mexico. Social indignation has reached a boiling point in protests across the country. The demonstra...

Mexicans Tire of their Government - Associated Press

An off-the-cuff comment by the attorney general to cut off a news conference about the apparent killing of 43 missing college students has been taken up by protesters as a rallying...

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