When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers: Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its 17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine imports
IN the noisy American debate over immigration reform, something important seems to have escaped notice: time, and common-sense decisions by Mexican migrants, have brought us nearly everything immigration reform was supposed to achieve.
Mexico is struggling to contain a war on drugs that has claimed more than 50,000 lives in less than six years. Msnbc.com’s F. Brinley Bruton spoke to NBC News contributor Jorge Castañeda, who is a former Mexican foreign minister as well as a New York Univ
Mexico´s first Presidential debate on Sunday was not watched by many Mexicans, partly because the two networks with the greatest audience relegated it to less watched channels, partly because the format was unattractive (no direct confrontation among the
Telemundo and NBC News announced jointly today that Jorge Castañeda is joining both networks as Latin American Policy Analyst. Castañeda begins his role in April 2012 and will contribute reports to Telemundo, NBC News and MSNBC shows and on-line platforms
Brazil may be hot and Mexico not in the eyes of most of the world. But, says Jorge G. Castañeda, the Mexican political analyst and former foreign secretary: “There’s only two things in which Brazilians are infinitely better than we Mexicans: one is footba
Mexico has landed some hard punches against the drug cartels that have stirred violence in parts of the country — at least on paper.
In 2011, against just the notorious Zetas cartel, Mexico ended the reign of 16 leaders who ran cartel operations at the
Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal law enforcement officials.