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Estados Unidos Mexicanos

“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...(full article)

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...(full article)

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, ...(full article)

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...(full article)

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....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

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...

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...

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...

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