Crime, economic stagnation and erratic government decisions signal a long and bumpy ride for his presidency — and his country. By Jorge G. Castañeda Professor Castañeda is a specialist in Latin American affairs. Dec. 12, 2019, 6:00 a.m. ET So the first year of Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidency of Mexico has come and gone, and there is both…
On first read, it might have been a hoax. On International Human Rights Day last month, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Anthony Wayne, “celebrated” Mexico’s human rights achievements. “The United States recognizes the Mexican government, including official
Votes were cast Sunday in the election for the new president of Mexico, and Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto declared victory early Monday morning after a preliminary count published by the Federal Electoral Institute (
Couples were walking hand in hand. Children were frolicking. Just down the road in this northern Mexican town, 49 bodies, headless with their hands and feet severed off, had been found and cleared away.
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 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