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

Shorty Keeps Running Away

…nd US drug-related law enforcement compelled Colombians to seek out an alternate route, which they discovered in Mexico. They began paying Mexican smugglers in cocaine, which generated enough capital for Mexicans to invest in their own drugs; by the 1980s, in the wake of the successful dismantling of Colombia’s drug cartels, Mexico had come to control the entire narcotics production and supply chain in the Americas. Deep ties between the two nati…

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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

…of the press is an assurance of liberty, and certainly something worth fighting for in a democracy in crisis, as Mexico is currently. The morning of March 16th, three days after the country awoke to silence on her channel, her message about the importance of freedom of the press for the future of Mexican democracy seemed prophetic. Carmen Aristegui, considered the most famous newscast journalist in Mexico, once hosted a daily morning radio talk s…

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

“It Was The State”

…l School in Iguala, Guerrero on September 26th, 2014 lit the fuse that by November 8th was igniting the doors of Mexico City’s National Palace. Thousands of protesters gathered in the Zocalo of Mexico City, chanting “Fue el Estado”: “It was the State.” As the ornate baroque wood of the Palace, witness to almost four centuries of Mexican politics, was consumed in flames, the protesters’ cries were vindicated. The image created by a few instigators…

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by / on June 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm / in Interview, Opinion, World

Interview: #Yosoy132 Organizer Valeria Hamel

…had the opportunity to converse with Valeria Hamel, one of the spokespeople of the #YoSoy132 student movement in Mexico advocating for freedom of the press. She gave us insight into the upbringing of this movement and what it was like to organize the first independent student run presidential debate in the history of Mexico ahead of the July 1 election. Valeria is a 22-year-old law student at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México born into…

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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?

…xpects the country to achieve a full economic recovery in 2015 with 3.5% growth. With these gains in the offing, Mexico analysts are optimistic about the country’s future. But the president has also fundamentally misevaluated how these economic policies will improve Mexican security. By focusing attention almost wholly on economic issues, he and his administration have made the implicit claim that the way to a safe Mexico is a wealthy Mexico. Yet…

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

Borderline Dysfunctional

…e. This is not a distant snapshot, but a reality close to home. Welcome to the world of narcocultura. Welcome to Mexico. Stretched across the Mexican landscape is a complex and diverse tapestry of rival drug lords and organizations pitched in constant war over drugs and profits. For decades, these cartels served as a middleman for the international illicit drug market because of Mexico’s strategic position along the porous American border. There…

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

Mexican Media Creates Sex Symbol, Dangerous Leftist

… His team includes brilliant minds like Marcelo Ebrard winner of the World Mayor award for his term as leader of Mexico City. There is nothing in his discourse and proposals that should make Mexicans think that the PRD candidate is a dangerous man. On the contrary, he has set clear center-left economic goals as a priority. He has no background of corruption and had a very successful term as mayor of Mexico City. In response some of Mexico’s most…

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by / on March 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm / in Humor

CPRoundup: Mitt’s Math

…rol the global oil markets and the forces of supply and demand. In order to put minds at ease, Obama visited New Mexico’s oil fields on Wednesday to show that domestic oil production exists and that he is trying to help the situation. As a New Mexico native, I can say that it takes a lot of guts to go to rural parts of the state as a Democrat and expect a warm welcome. I know the president means well, but he should probably aim closer to the Demo…

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

Events 10/13 – 10/19

…please contact JoAnn Crawford by sending email to . Tuesday, October 14th La Crisis de Mexico 12:00pm – 1:30pm International Affairs Building, Room 1501 Talk with Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador. Part of the Leaders of Mexico Forum. Columbia Center for Mexican Studies. Talk will be in Spanish. For further information regarding this event, please contact David Luna by sending email to . All-Class Lectu…

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by / on March 28, 2015 at 1:06 am / in Campus, Events, Uncategorized

Events 03/30-04/03

by Monday, Mar 30th Roundtable Discussion on the Proposal for an International Anti-Corruption Court Monday, March 30, 2015 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus William and June Warren Hall Room 101 By invitation only. This event will bring together academics, legal experts and policy makers to discuss the case for the establishment of an International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC) proposed […]

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