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Jorge Castaneda’s opinion on the military problem in Syria
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Jorge Castaneda’s opinion on the military problem in Syria

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Is Mexico’s drug war strategy working?
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Is Mexico’s drug war strategy working?

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

Torture surges in Mexico’s drug war, rights group says
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Torture surges in Mexico’s drug war, rights group says

Human rights activists accused Mexico’s military and police Wednesday of engaging in widespread torture, including the use of cattle prods and waterboarding, in President Felipe Calderon’s …

Calderón’s war ‘too costly,’ ex-official says
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Calderón’s war ‘too costly,’ ex-official says

Mexican President Felipe Calderón should order military troops back to the barracks and halt a losing war against drug cartels, a former Mexican foreign minister said Tuesday…

What’s Spanish for Quagmire?
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What’s Spanish for Quagmire?

JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA.- Mexico’s current government took office on Dec. 1, 2006, but really only assumed power 10 days later, when Felipe Calderón, winner of a close presidential election that his leftist opponent petulantly refused to concede, donned a mili

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Backed Into a Corner

Rarely has there been such a show of unanimity in Latin America. Last week, in response to a new agreement between Washington and Bogotá that grants U.S. access to seven military bases in Colombia, almost every member of UNASUR—the South American group th

Stopping Latin America’s Budding Arms Race (copy)
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Stopping Latin America’s Budding Arms Race (copy)

In recent weeks, many observers of the Latin American military situation have detected what could be the beginning of a new arms race in the region. Brazilian President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva was photographed boarding the Tikuna, his country’s first

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Russian Moves in the Americas

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s surprising announcement in early August that his country would seek to “re-establish” ties with the Soviet Union’s old allies in Havana stirred up excitement in many foreign newsrooms, and raised eyebrows in a few f

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Mexico Goes to War

Felipe Calderon is on a roll these days. Mexico’s young president has an approval rating of between 57 percent and 68 percent, according to various polls: twice his score in last year’s election. The reason is his war on drugs, which has convinced most of

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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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