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Adiós, Margarita

May 18, 2018 0 Comments

The big news of the week is that Margarita Zavala, the wife of former president Felipe Calderón, has dropped out of the…

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Special Economic Zones: Maquiladoras on Steroids

May 16, 2018 0 Comments

In May of 2016, the Mexican government introduced a law to create a series of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), which were intended…

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Violence and Incitement

May 10, 2018 0 Comments

On Tuesday, Abel Montufar Mendoza, a PRI candidate for the state legislature in Guerrero, was shot dead in his truck after leaving…

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Catching Up

May 4, 2018 0 Comments

Between traveling and editing videos, we’ve been in a bit of a blog drought lately, so here is a roundup of the…

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Assessing The First Presidential Debate

April 24, 2018 0 Comments

Last night marked the first of three scheduled debates among the five candidates in the presidential campaign scheduled to wind up on…

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Beware the Lula Precedent

April 9, 2018 0 Comments

Photo Credit: IOL On Saturday, Brazil’s former president – and current presidential candidate – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva handed himself in…

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Canada’s Brand of Violence: Mining Companies in Mexico

April 6, 2018 0 Comments

I recently had a typical exchange with a fellow Canadian while visiting San Cristobal de Las Casas, in the southern state of…

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Parsing AMLO’s Campaign-Launch Speech

April 2, 2018 0 Comments

(Photo Credit: El Diario de Juárez)   Yesterday, Andrés Manuel López Obrador launched his general-election campaign in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, a location…