López Obrador Is Cruising, Mexico Is Not

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

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 (

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