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Estados Unidos Mexicanos

What Cuba Has Cost the World

Carlos Alberto Montaner, RealClearWorld

A New Start for U.S. in Central America?

R. Evan Ellis, War on the Rocks

Mexico's Very Own Fast and Furious

Jason McGahan, Daily Beast

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 ...(full article)

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...(full article)

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 ...(full article)

Drugs, corruption and vigilantes. Should America be scared?...(full article)

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...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

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...

The Mexican Students Caught in the Crossfire - Villegas & Archibold, NYT

The students live in crowded dorms. Laundry hangs on lines outside classrooms, and stray dogs roam about. They try to abide by the slogans strewn across almost every wall, like &ld...

Support True Democracy in Mexico - John Ackerman, LA Times

There is finally a message of hope coming from south of the border. A powerful new social movement has emerged that could radically transform Mexico's corrupt political system. The...

It's Now or Never for Change in Mexico - Francisco Goldman, New Yorker

Could forty-three missing students spark a revolution?...

Vigilantes Search for Missing Students in Mexico - J.A. Hootsen, Vocativ

The disappearance of 43 students in the town of Iguala has once again cast a spotlight on the links between law enforcement and organized crime in Mexico....

The Rebirth of Tijuana - Sam Quinones, New York Times

Only a few decades ago, Tijuana was a blank slate, a small coastal outpost on the California border. It had none of the old elites, family business groups bent on preserving their ...

Massacre a 'Delicate Moment' For Mexico's President - Brianna Lee, IB Times

Anger is seething in Mexico as authorities try to determine if the charred remains of dozens of bodies found in mass graves last week were those of 43 students who have been missin...

Mexico's President: Corruption 'a Cultural Matter' - Leon Krauze, New Republic

Call it the “anti-propaganda strategy”: stop talking about the truth and maybe it will go away. From the beginning of his presidency, Enrique Peña Nieto made the...

When Mexico's Cartels Rule a City - Ioan Grillo, New York Times

Why drug cartels want to slaughter students may at first seem inexplicable. But it is a symptom of a systematic process that has been taking place in Mexico for years. Drug cartels...

In Mexico, the Horrors We Have Seen - Worldcrunch

There are so many questions here, and very few answers, as often happens with crimes reported with fanfare in Mexico. Federal authorities are now investigating the majority of Guer...

Mexico's Police in Crosshairs Over Missing Students - Randal Archibold, NYT

IGUALA, Mexico — They were farm boys who did well in school and took one of the few options available beyond the backbreaking work in the corn and bean fields of southern Mexico:...

Uniting Latin America - Bachelet, Santos, Nieto & Humala, Bloomberg

Three years ago, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru decided to move toward deeper economic and commercial integration. The effort was based on our common belief that the free movemen...

Mexico's Dubious Reforms - Enrique Krauze, New York Times

Many Mexican politicians are losing sleep lately pondering an enigma: How is it possible that the most important set of governmental reforms in decades has aroused so much enthusia...

Want to Fix Border Crises? Empower Women - Marisol Ruiz, Yale Global

A common denominator in most proposals is that they lack a gender perspective or simply ignore the concerns of women and girls. A long-term solution is to urge Central American gov...

A Second Mexican Revolution? - Starr & Camunez, Foreign Affairs

It is not an exaggeration to call Mexico’s energy reform revolutionary. It will break the monopoly of Pemex, the state-owned petroleum company, and for the first time in over...

Mexico's Big Oil Reform Gamble - Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald

The reform of Mexico’s corrupt and decrepit state-run oil industry was long overdue, and some leftist politicians’ opposition to private sector investments that are eve...

Now, the Good News: 3 Global Success Stories - Fareed Zakaria, Wash Post

Wherever you look these days, the world seems on fire. New hot spots like Russia-Ukraine are competing with old ones like Gaza. Festering conflicts like those in Syria and Iraq are...

The Real Failure in Central America - Jose Miguel Cruz, Miami Herald

The failure to manage the crisis of Central American child refugees at the Mexican border is not only about the inability to enact a comprehensive immigration policy reform. The re...

Free Trade Empowered Mexico's Cartels - Thornton & Goodman, Nation

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy....

Blame Obama for Border Influx - Charles Krauthammer, National Post

Why do they come? The administration pretends it’s because of violence and poverty. Nonsense. When has there not been violence and poverty in Central America? Yet this wave of c...

Obama's Real Border Issue: A Heroin Surge - Christian Science Monitor

Americans are misfocused on the surge of children crossing the US-Mexican border. The bigger border issue is the rapid rise of heroin trafficking, driven by young Americans switchi...

The Inevitability of Foreign Entanglements - George Friedman, Stratfor

The Fourth of July weekend gave me time to consider events in Iraq and Ukraine, U.S.-German relations and the Mexican borderland and immigration. I did so in the context of the fou...

U.S. Visas Helped Fuel the Juarez Drug Wars - Jason McGahan, Daily Beast

In the Mexican border city of Juarez the question persists: What kind of involvement did the United States Government have, or not, with the turf war between drug cartels that clai...

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