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
Brazilian football is one of Latin America’s most revered traditions. And yet, as the World Cup gets under way in the country, it is unclear whether the tournament will be a success, with the threat of protests hanging over the games. Meanwhile, in Colomb
Jorge G. Castañeda was long involved in efforts to end the 70-year dictatorial reign of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) over Mexico. In 1988, he supported the presidential ambitions of Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas…
JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA.- Mexico’s 2012 presidential election gets underway, a national conversation has finally begun on the country’s future. Thanks in part to the recently published book A Future for Mexico, which I coauthored with Héctor Aguilar Camín…
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Latin America has seen independent candidates run for office before. They have won in countries like Peru, with Alberto Fujimori and then Alejandro Toledo, and Colombia, with Álvaro Uribe. Caudillos like Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and E
Former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda talks to Katty Kay about how the presidential elections may affect the relationship between the United States and Latin America.
THERE are many excellent reasons to salvage the immigration bill that collapsed two months ago in the Senate. But one of the most overlooked lies not in the protests that have filled streets in Los Angeles and Washington, but in the wave of populism that