The popular rejection of Chile’s proposed new constitution was expected. Its magnitude was not.
Jun 24, 2022JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA At a time of deep frustration with the status quo, the reasons for Gustavo Petro’s victory in Colombia’s presidential runoff are not difficult to discern. But it is much less clear whether Petro will be able to implement his ambitious reform agenda. MEXICO CITY – Gustavo Petro, a veteran left-wing… Seguir leyendo Colombia Turns Left
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’
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.