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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…

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To Build Or Not To Build: The New Mexico City Airport

March 29, 2018 0 Comments

The political news this week has all been centered on the new, Norman Foster-designed international airport for Mexico City, currently under construction….

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AMLO Finesses the Oil Issue

March 24, 2018 0 Comments

In conjunction with today’s publication of our video Oil!, some thoughts on how Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) is handling the very…

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Juchitán Under the Rubble

March 14, 2018 0 Comments

Visiting the city of Juchitán de Zaragoza, the cultural center of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, was a genuine shock to the system….

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López Obrador And His Troubling Alliance With the Far-Right PES

March 9, 2018 0 Comments

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known as “AMLO”, is the leader of the new Mexican center-left political party named the National Regeneration…

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Who Benefits from NAFTA?

March 5, 2018 0 Comments

We are living in an odd moment when it comes the politics of trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement,…