Mexico

Estados Unidos Mexicanos

The Real Reason Trump Dislikes Mexico

Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Hld

How to Hack an Election

Robertson, Riley & Willis, Bloomberg

How Mexico Sees Trump

Ioan Grillo, New York Times

What’s especially troubling about Trump’s Mexico-bashing — and perhaps his entire foreign policy — is that it’s not be based on what’s good for ...(full article)

Constructing Trump’s wall along America’s 2,000-mile southern border would likely constitute the largest infrastructure project in the United States since Dwight Eisenh...(full article)

As the murder rate in Mexico rises yet again, it’s time to admit current policies aren’t working—and start looking for new solutions....(full article)

For eight years, Sepúlveda, now 31, says he traveled the continent rigging major political campaigns. With a budget of $600,000, the Peña Nieto job was by far his mos...(full article)

Mexico City — IN 2011, when the Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain proposed building an electric fence on the Mexican border, it predictably caused shock waves south...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Life After the Killing Spree in Juarez - Karla Zabludovsky, BuzzFeed

Just four years ago, covering a car accident would have been unthinkable: Reporters did not have time and the paper did not have space. With almost 60 homicides a week, journalists...

Beaches, Booze, and Body Bags in Acapulco - Jason McGahan, Daily Beast

The playground of Sinatra and the Rat Pack, immortalized by Elvis Presley’s “Fun in Acapulco,” is finally getting the Francis Ford Coppola treatment....

Why Mexicans Loves Morrissey - Raf Noboa y Rivera, The Guardian

Of all the incongruous links between music and peoples, one of the strangest appears to be that between Steven Patrick Morrissey, the former lead singer of the Smiths, and Mexicans...

Mexico City's Plastic Tsunami - Alidad Vassigh, Worldcrunch

Millions of residents drinking and eating from plastic containers, which are wrapped in bags and wrappers that are all tossed within seconds or minutes. The volume of plastic and s...

The Pope, Dope, and Mexican Satanic Cults - Jeremy Kryt, Daily Beast

The pontiff threw down the gauntlet during his historic visit to the Aztec nation—but can he really challenge cartel power, government abuses, and las narcosectas?...

Pope Francis Goes to Juarez - Teresa Puente, Vice

Medellin commended the pope for speaking plainly when many government officials, including President Enrique Peña Nieto, she believes, don't address the problems head on. Su...

Pope Gives Tough Love to Mexico's Political, Church Elite - Winfield, AP

Pope Francis challenged Mexico's political and ecclesial elites on Saturday to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspire...

5 Facts About Mexico and Immigration to the U.S. - Pew Research Center

U.S. immigration from Latin America has shifted over the past two decades. From 1965 to 2015, more than 16 million Mexicans migrated to the U.S. in one of the largest mass migratio...

The Institutional Breakdown of a Mexican State - J Bustamante, Ramen IR

Guerrero needs a comprehensive security strategy that also includes economic alternatives for the farmers in the state....

The Fight for El Chapo's Throne - Jeremy Kryt, The Daily Beast

As the “kingpins” get picked off, in the valley known as Tierra Caliente a new generation of hyper-violent cartel killers is making El Chapo look almost benign....

Unrest in the Factories of Juarez - Alana Semuels, The Atlantic

“We are hungry. Our children are hungry,” Blanca Estella Moya, one of the fired workers, tells me. “You cannot live on these wages in Juarez.”...

Central America's Gangs Are All Grown Up - Douglas Farah, Foreign Policy

The possible arrival of a few thousand Syrian refugees in the United States has caused a political firestorm, but there is a much more serious humanitarian crisis brewing on Americ...

Mexico's Drug War Holds Lessons for Mideast - Joseph Dana, National

The war on drugs lacks the ideological element of the war on terror. Drug cartels are concerned with profits and their revenue rivals the world’s richest companies. Increasin...

El Chapo Couldn't Resist Hollywood's Glow - Richard Cohen, Wash. Post

“Nothing has hurt people more in this country than wanting to be in the movies.” So said Edward Hayes, a sagacious New York lawyer who has been in some movies himself a...

The War on Drugs Is Literally Killing Mexico - German Lopez, Vox

The global war on drugs is killing Mexico: A new study found that violence from the drug war caused Mexico's life expectancy to stagnate — and, in men's cases, drop — a...

Mexico's Soda Tax Success - Bloomberg View

One of the world’s highest soda taxes appears to be working. After just one year, purchases of sugary drinks in Mexico are down 12 percent, a new study shows. Even better, th...

Drug Violence Is Lowering Life Expectancy in Mexico - Leah Samuel, Stat

Every state saw a drop in life expectancy for males from 2005 to 2010, which on average fell from 72.5 years to 72 years. Researchers then looked at causes, singling out homicide, ...

U.S. Shale Driving Mexican Renaissance - Walter Russell Mead, Am Interest

There are three reasons for this positive and welcome development. First, Mexico didn’t drink the left populist Kool-Aid that has laid low several other Latin countries&mdash...

One Renegade Country Could End the War on Drugs - German Lopez, Vox

Drug legalization in a Latin American country could lead to a domino effect that eventually pushes developed countries like the US to relax their anti-drug laws....

Bad News for U.S.: Mexicans Are Heading Home - K. Ramakrishnan, LAT

The Pew Research Center released a report this month on Mexican migration to the United States that should give us pause. It did not address Donald Trump's claims that Mexico is mo...

If Mexico Legalizes Pot, What Will U.S. Do? - Jorge Castaneda, LA Times

The ruling means a great deal for Mexico. Domestically, it probably spells the beginning of the end of its bloody, costly, fruitless war of choice on marijuana. It will be increasi...

Confirm an Ambassador to Mexico - New York Times

Washington’s relationship with Mexico is one of its most important, and at the moment, one of the thorniest. Yet, the American diplomat who was nominated to serve as ambassad...

Donald Trump Makes Mexican Soccer Great Again - Goldman, New Yorker

For weeks, a certain stench had been hanging over this past Saturday night’s highly anticipated soccer match between the U.S. and Mexican national teams. It was impossible to...

Mexico's 13-Year-Old Psychologist - Jan-Albert Hootsen, Global Post

When asked how it feels to be one of Mexico's most powerful women at her age, Dafne Almazan giggles. “I'm kind of proud of it,” she says. “It's a great honor.&rdq...

In Mexico, Women Vanish Without a Trace - Nina Lakhani, BBC

Thousands of women and girls disappear in Mexico every year - many are never seen alive again. When one couple realised their daughter was missing, they knew they didn't have long ...

Stability or Democracy: Mexico's False Choice - Luis Rubio, Worldcrunch

The world today is quite unlike the mid-20th century, but one thing is constant: People need to trust their government. Even Mao and the Lenin understood that. But as the Mexican p...

How Should Mexico Respond to Trump? - Uri Friedman, The Atlantic

The Mexican government “has maintained an unjustifiable distance” from the debate over the candidate’s immigration policy, one journalist says....

Trump's Wall Could Have Deadly Consequences - Clare Foran, Nat Journal

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...

Charting the Labyrinth That Is U.S.-Mexico Ties - A. Sarukhan, Brookings

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...

Mexico's Telenovela First Lady - Leon Krauze, The Daily Beast

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....

Mexico's Economy Is Flopping - Partlow & Martinez, Washington Post

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...

Gruesome Murder in Mexico's Last Safe City - Jason McGahan, DB

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

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...

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