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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

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

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The Future of ‘Cubazuela’

Few people around the world are more keenly interested in the health of cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez than a pair of brothers in Cuba: Fidel and Raúl Castro.

Ready for a return of Mexico’s nemesis, Enrique Pena Nieto
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Ready for a return of Mexico’s nemesis, Enrique Pena Nieto

ON July 1, Mexico will in all likelihood vote the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which ruled the country for seven decades, back into power. The PRI’s candidate, Enrique Pena Nieto, holds an insurmountable lead late in the campaign. Many Mexican

Mexican Writer Carlos Fuentes Dies at 83
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Mexican Writer Carlos Fuentes Dies at 83

Carlos Fuentes, Mexico’s most famous writer, and a world-known public intellectual, died Tuesday, depriving the nation of its most internationally recognized voice.

Is Hugo Chávez In Terminal Decline?
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Is Hugo Chávez In Terminal Decline?

Hug o Chávez w ill be returning soon to Caracas after undergoing cancer surgery in Havana. It will not be an easy homecoming. Last year, the Venezuelan President had two operations in Cuba to remove a “baseball size” cancerous tumor in the pelvic-abdomina

Reseña de Sergio Aguayo sobre “Mañana Forever? Mexico and the Mexicans”
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Reseña de Sergio Aguayo sobre “Mañana Forever? Mexico and the Mexicans”

Mexico’s progress continues to be inhibited by resistance to change—a resistance that today, according to Jorge Castañeda, has placed Mexico’s democracy and the country at a crossroads.

The Andean engagé
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The Andean engagé

The role of the politically committed intellectual has a long and ubiquitous history. The Spanish-French novelist and screenwriter Jorge Semprún, who died recently, was for many years…

The Castros blink
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The Castros blink

JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA.- Finally, someone in Cuba went eyeball to eyeball with the Castro brothers, and they blinked.

The End May Be Near
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The End May Be Near

JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA.- Since 1959, fortunes have been lost betting on the end of the Cuban revolution. Countless books, essays, articles, statements, and resolutions have predicted the fall of Fidel Castro.

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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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