It’s not hard to explain why, after 71 uninterrupted years in power, Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party lost the 2000 presidential elections.
JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA.- Three years ago this month, Mexican President Felipe Calderón donned military fatigues and declared a full-scale war on drugs, ordering the Army into Mexico’s streets, highways, and villages.
MEXICO CITY — In El Salvador, for the first time ever in Latin America, a former political-military organization that tried to gain power through the barrel of a gun has achieved its aims through the ballot box. Although the Sandinista Front in Nicaragua
Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez finally emerged from his electoral slump. After mediocre results in municipal and state governors’ elections late last year, and a scathing defeat in a constitutional referendum in December 2007, in February he convincingly won a v