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… Seguir leyendo López Obrador Is Cruising, Mexico Is Not
Nothing to celebrate in Mexico
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
In Mexico Elections, PRI’s Enrique Peña Nieto Declares Victory, But Analyses Vary
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 (
Turning Back or Moving On?
It’s not hard to explain why, after 71 uninterrupted years in power, Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party lost the 2000 presidential elections.
Numb to drug war’s carnage, life goes on for most Mexicans
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’s drug war: No sign of ligth at the end of the tunnel
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
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
Soul-searching amid the debris
The Mexican soul holds the answer to many of the country’s problems, writes Jorge Castañeda, a former foreign minister who now lectures at New York University…
Five years into Mexico’s U.S.-backed war on drug trafficking, the sale of narcotics continues to be a one of Mexico’s most profitable industries …
Calderon’s dead-end war
JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA.- Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s militarized, politicized fight against Mexico’s drug cartels has been ineffective.