Search Results for "Mexican" : 27

by / on May 8, 2015 at 8:29 pm / in Current Issue, Latin America, World

Radio Silence – A Defense of Carmen Aristegui and a Mexican Free Press

…ng and mobilizing message traveled through the airwaves, deep into the homes and consciousnesses of thousands of Mexican listeners. It anticipated the escalation and severity of the forthcoming occurrences in the Mexican media world; what Aristegui described as “an ominous sign of something that we should certainly avoid.” She transmitted a message of non-partisan, universal import: freedom of the press is an assurance of liberty, and certainly s…

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by / on November 8, 2015 at 1:01 am / in Current Issue

Shorty Keeps Running Away

…escape was also entirely unsurprising. His capture in February of 2014 had represented the greatest feat of the Mexican government’s security policy; his escape now represents its greatest defeat. It is the apotheosis of a failed security policy that the Mexican government has been implementing since the late 1990s, known as the kingpin strategy. Its basic premise is that by “decapitating” heads of crime families (“a figurative description for w…

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Current Issue, Latin America, World

“It Was The State”

…ts, and the federal government are responsible, by omission or commission, for a major crime at the hands of the Mexican state. In the wake of these terrible events, reforming and rehabilitating the Mexican state is necessarily the most important goal. This rehabilitation requires, above all, justice: a clear articulation and punishment of those responsible, at all levels of the society. Neither political forces, nor state institutions, nor civil…

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by / on June 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm / in Opinion, Uncategorized, World

Mexican Media Creates Sex Symbol, Dangerous Leftist

…but not forget”, because a country that forgets its history is condemned to repeat it. Nearly a week before the Mexican July 1st elections take place, as the vote divides between giving an opportunity the left or handing back power to those that abused it, I am afraid Mexicans are voting for the latter. After two terms lacking significant reform and plagued by drug blood, the National Action Party (PAN) lost significant popularity. Taking advant…

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by / on May 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm / in Issue, Latin America, Main Menu, World

Borderline Dysfunctional

…ing up intelligence, new “fusion centers” are being created to better combine the efforts of American agents and Mexican analysts. Finally, greater focus on monitoring the illicit cargo that gang members traffic between Mexican and American cities could do much to plug the porous border. Compared with the $18 billion to $39 billion in cartel profits from U.S. markets, American aid seems like a drop in the bucket, but it should be praised as the f…

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by / on July 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm / in Kyle Dontoh, Middle East, Opinion, Web Columnists, World

Egypt’s Mexican-Style Coup

by Wikimedia Commons As I write this, there is less than an hour left to the end of the Egyptian Army’s 48-hour ultimatum that unless an agreement can be reached between the President Mohammed Morsi and opposition forces, it will intervene and impose a “roadmap” for a new government. Or, in plain language, it will stage a coup. Such an agreement has not been forthcoming. The opposition, seeing that the government will fall if they don…

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by / on May 2, 2015 at 1:02 am / in Campus, Events

Events 05/04-05/08

…as ordained in 1975 by Pope Paul VI, and Bishop of Altamirano, Guerrero in 1987. Priest Alejandro Solalinde is a Mexican Catholic priest in charge of the Pastoral of Human Mobility, in the South Pacific Mexican Episcopacy, and one of the most notorious figures of human rights defending migrants. He is the Director of the migrants shelter Hermanos en el Camino in Ixtepec, Oaxaca, which assists migrants from Central and South America on their way t…

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by / on November 9, 2014 at 11:44 pm / in Matthew Michaelides, Web Columnists, World, World

Chaos in Mexico: How Did We Get Here?

by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto In the past few days since news broke that members of the Guerreros Unidos gang brutally murdered the 43 missing students in the Mexican state of Guerrero, protests have enveloped the country. Until September, Mexico’s Peña Nieto was making front-page news for the country’s economic potential; now, despite the eleven different broad-reaching reforms passed under his leadership, many are now cal…

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by / on February 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm / in Opinion, World

2012 Latin American Political Playbook

…attacks. I predict a Chávez win; the system is simply stacked too high against Capriles. Enrique Peña Nieto Wins Mexican Presidency Widespread resentment over Mexican President Felipe Calderón’shandling of the drug war in Northern Mexico has inflamed public opinion against his National Action Party (PAN). PAN broke the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s (PRI) 70-year stranglehold on Mexican politics with the election of Calderón’s predecessor, V…

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by / on October 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/13 – 10/19

…exico from 2000 to 2003. In 2006 he attempted to run for Mexicos presidency as an independent candidate, but the Mexican Supreme Court ruled against his eligibility. Castaeda is a renowned public intellectual, political scientist, and prolific writer with an interest in Mexican and Latin American politics, comparative politics, and U.S.-Mexican and U.S.-Latin American relations. He taught for more than 25 years at Mexicos National Autonomous Univ…

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