Category Archives: Mexico

López Obrador- an Atypical Leftist- Wins Mexico Presidency in Landslide – The New York Times

By Azam Ahmed and Paulina Villegas July 1, 2018 MEXICO CITY — Riding a wave of populist anger fueled by rampant corruption and violence, the leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico on Sunday, in a landslide … Continue reading

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The End of Mexican Democracy? – The New York Times

Mr. López Obrador has promised “a change of regime.” Mexican voters should carefully consider what he means, given the precedents. To begin with, he has said that he does not believe in the existence of Mexican democracy, though it has … Continue reading

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It’s Time for an Immigration Enchilada – by Jorge G. Castañeda – NYT

President Trump rescinded Mr. Obama’s DACA policy. He has proposed a four-pillar overhaul of American immigration policy that most Democrats and Latinos in the United States detest. Strangely enough, however, it might benefit Mexico, especially if it is accompanied by … Continue reading

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In Mexico- Trump’s Bark Has Been Worse Than His Bite – by Ioan Grillo – NYT

But immigration patterns may also change independently of what Mr. Trump does. Mexican migration was decreasing even before Mr. Trump kicked off his campaign. The Pew Research Center estimated last April that the number of undocumented Mexicans living in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Tinker With Nafta. Fix It. – The New York Times

“In 2011, PKC, a Finnish auto parts company in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila, thwarted its employees’ efforts to choose their own union to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement. The company interfered with a union election and terminated employee labor activists. BMW … Continue reading

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California Engages World, and Fights Washington, on Climate Change – The New York Times

“LOS ANGELES — The environmental ministers of Canada and Mexico went to San Francisco last month to sign a global pact — drafted largely by California — to lower planet-warming greenhouse pollution. Gov. Jerry Brown flies to China next month … Continue reading

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Mexico City- Parched and Sinking- Faces a Water Crisis – The New York Times

“More heat and drought mean more evaporation and yet more demand for water, adding pressure to tap distant reservoirs at staggering costs or further drain underground aquifers and hasten the city’s collapse.In the immense neighborhood of Iztapalapa — where nearly … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Forceful Resistance – by Jorge Cataneda –  The New York Times

“MEXICO CITY — It has been just over a week since President Trump took office, and he already has a diplomatic mini-crisis on his hands. First, he demanded that Mexico pay for his wall along our mutual border — on … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Mexico Tantrum – The New York Times

“Less than a week into the job, President Trump on Thursday raised the specter of a trade war with America’s third-largest partner, Mexico, as the White House warned that the United States could impose a 20 percent tariff on Mexican … Continue reading

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