Search Results for "Mexico" : 39

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 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 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 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 jac12@sipa.columbia.edu . 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 dl2714@columbia.edu . All-Class Lectu…

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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

…t for support to materialize for the government’s overthrow. Such interventions were at their most formalized in Mexico, where they were usually accompanied by written declarations of intent and plans for governance, which were often very detailed (it is noted that had the Declaration of Independence been signed in Mexico, it would have been called the Plan de Philadelphia). In Egypt, the army leaked its “road map” to the paper of record Al-Ahram…

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by / on November 16, 2014 at 11:35 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 11/17 – 11/25

by Monday, November 17th Implementation of Mexico’s Energy Reforms 3:15pm – 5:15pm Low Library Rotunda Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy and the New York Energy Forum for a presentation and discussion on the implementation of Mexico’s historic reforms to open its hydrocarbons sector to private investment. The event will feature remarks from three senior Mexican government officials: Lourdes Melgar, Deput…

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by / on March 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Numbers Game

by Mitt Romney is supposed to be a numbers guy, and after 1,144 (the number of delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination), the number on his mind is 270. After a bruising primary process that seems to have largely confirmed his many deficiencies as a candidate while highlighting none of his strengths, Romney is finally in position to clinch the top spot on the GOP ticket, assuming he doesn’t “step on a landmine,” as former…

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by / on June 15, 2012 at 10:54 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Primaries Are Important Too

by In this presidential election year, where Governor Romney became the presumed Republican nominee in May and President Obama is the Democratic incumbent, some states across the country are just now reaching state and congressional primary season. In June, California, Iowa, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, Arizona, Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Virginia have already held their primaries. Except for Sou…

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