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The neglected art of biography
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The neglected art of biography

UTOBIOGRAPHY is “almost unknown” in Mexico, writes Jorge Castañeda, in his recently published contribution to the genre, “Amarres Perros” (the title is an untranslatable play on the name of a film that could be rendered as “Shaggy Entanglements”). The sam

Entrevistas, Otros Artículos

Jorge Castañeda: Main Character and Privileged Withness

His most recent book is an autobiography that goes over his most joyful, obscure, and less known steps; great moments like spending time with his siblings, the birth of his son, trips with friends, Vicente Fox’s victory, his appointment as chancellor, among others; and also, situations that were extremely difficult to express, such as: the…

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Peña-Nieto, take note: Mexicans are embracing human rights/OPEN DEMOCRACY

Mexican society does not disregard human rights, and Peña Nieto cannot afford to either. A contribution from Mexico to the debate Human Rights: Mass or Elite Movement?

Mexico is Burning
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Mexico is Burning

Mexico was once accustomed to crises (even if it hasn’t had one for 20 years); but they typically erupted at the end of a presidential term. Peña Nieto has four more years in office, and he is constrained by the political elite that brought him to power

The Savior Under Siege
Otros Artículos, TIME

The Savior Under Siege

Two years ago, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took office under inauspicious circumstances.

A Half-Delivered Promise
Otros Artículos, TIME

A Half-Delivered Promise

The first day of the new year will mark the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, a deal that was meant to transform struggling Mexico by greatly increasing trade with the U.S. and Canada

NAFTA’s Mixed Record
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NAFTA’s Mixed Record

When the North American Free Trade Agreement was proposed, it set off a vigorous debate across the continent about its benefits and drawbacks. Today, 20 years after it came into effect, perhaps the only thing everyone can agree on is that all sides greatl

Red, White and Blue Reprieve for Mexico
Otros Artículos, The New York Times

Red, White and Blue Reprieve for Mexico

On Wednesday, it could have said that again, but instead its big block letters read “Thank You.” Other newspaper headlines, and most Mexican fans, expressed the same sentiment because little else could really be said after the United States, in a twist as

New approach to drugs
El País, Otros Artículos

New approach to drugs

Mexico has paid all it has to pay in the war on drugs: 60,000 dead in the last six years. But the drugs keep flowing north over the dead bodies.

Castaneda Blasts Border Fence
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Castaneda Blasts Border Fence

In an interview broadcast Sunday on Univision’s “Al Punto” program, former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda sharply criticized the just-passed U.S. Senate bill’s provisions to lengthen the border fence and limit the number of temporary worker visa

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TLC: ¿ya mero?

Hoy en #Amarres escribo “TLC: ¿ya mero?”; vía EL FINANCIERO👇

Jorge G. Castañeda opina que, en la negociación del TLCAN, la parte mexicana ha procurado siempre mostrar tramposamente la mejor cara para proteger el tipo de cambio.

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