The Battle for Boric’s Soul

Dec 22, 2021JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA In Caracas, Havana, Mexico City, and Buenos Aires, the standard-bearers of Latin America’s radical left have celebrated the result of Chile’s presidential election, apparently viewing the millennial leftist as one of them. But they might end up being disappointed. MEXICO CITY – Chile has long been something of a bellwether… Seguir leyendo The Battle for Boric’s Soul

Latin America’s Summer of Discontent

The assassination of Haiti’s president and protests in Cuba this month are in line with a long tradition of summertime crises in the Caribbean. But this year’s political unrest is likely to have more far-reaching effects than previous bouts of instability. MEXICO CITY – In the Caribbean, summer is when things happen. As the weather heats… Seguir leyendo Latin America’s Summer of Discontent

Mexico’s López Obrador Is Pulling an Erdogan on Biden

By reducing U.S.-Mexican relations to migration, Biden is letting himself be played—and ignoring a crisis south of the border. By Jorge Castañeda, a professor at New York University and former Mexican foreign minister. JULY 9, 2021, 11:45 AM Mexico was never a priority for U.S. President Joe Biden’s foreign-policy agenda—and still isn’t. But the border and… Seguir leyendo Mexico’s López Obrador Is Pulling an Erdogan on Biden

México deriva hacia el autoritarismo. Y Biden no debería ignorarlo

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO — No hay manera sencilla de lidiar con la migración proveniente de México y Centroamérica. No la hay en épocas de recesión económica y mucho menos durante una pandemia global. Esto es verdad tanto para México como para Estados Unidos. Es cierto sin importar que el gobierno estadounidense en turno sea uno… Seguir leyendo México deriva hacia el autoritarismo. Y Biden no debería ignorarlo

Biden Should Not Ignore Mexico’s Turn to Authoritarianism

April 30, 2021, 3:00 p.m. ET   By Jorge G. Castañeda Dr. Castañeda is a political scientist and a frequent commentator of U.S. relations with Mexico and Latin America. He was foreign minister of Mexico from 2000 to 2003. His most recent book is America Through Foreign Eyes. Leer en español MEXICO CITY — There is no… Seguir leyendo Biden Should Not Ignore Mexico’s Turn to Authoritarianism

The Post-Pandemic Safety Net

Apr 5, 2021JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a rebirth of Keynesianism and the welfare state in Western Europe, Japan, Canada, and parts of Latin America, and changed the terms of US debate in ways that previously seemed almost unthinkable. Three examples show how the narrative is changing. MEXICO CITY – With the… Seguir leyendo The Post-Pandemic Safety Net

REFORMA-Entrevista / Jorge Castañeda / ‘EU ya no es el éxito que fue’

Isabella González09 SEP 2020A pesar de todos los defectos de Estados Unidos, como el racismo, el derecho a portar armas y las desigualdades, entre otros, la de ese país es una historia de éxito de la cual México tiene mucho que aprender, considera Jorge Castañeda, ex Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores.En su nuevo libro, “Estados Unidos: en la… Seguir leyendo REFORMA-Entrevista / Jorge Castañeda / ‘EU ya no es el éxito que fue’

What’s gone wrong in America? An outsider explains.

By Alfredo CorchadoJuly 3, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. CDTAdd to list America’s sobering reckoning has been laid bare for the world to see — a nation beset by protests and rioting over police abuses, growing inequalities, a pandemic and resurgent white supremacists. Added to this season of discontent: A landmark presidential election looms just months away.… Seguir leyendo What’s gone wrong in America? An outsider explains.

Sin título

From Riots to Reform in America Jun 3, 2020JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA Mass protests and rioting following the killing of yet another African-American by a white police officer have compounded multiplying crises in the United States. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, a looming economic depression, and persistent racism, the American social contract has never been in more… Seguir leyendo Sin título

Is Maduro’s Indictment Anything More Than an American Bluff?

Venezuela’s leader will use the charges against him to bolster support. By Jorge G. Castañeda Professor Castañeda is a contributing writer. March 30, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ET Leer en español MEXICO CITY — On Thursday, in the midst of the world’s most serious health and economic crisis since perhaps the Great Depression, the Trump administration charged President… Seguir leyendo Is Maduro’s Indictment Anything More Than an American Bluff?