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All the freaking out about migrants from Mexico and Central America completely ignores how the U.S. itself destabilizes these places in a wide variety of ways, including its corporate policies, its drug habits, and its geopolitical ambitions. It also destabilizes the region due to its gun fanaticism. As you may have heard, the Sinaloa Cartel […]

The Taco Chronicles

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On August 14, 2019

I only got back from Mexico two weeks ago, but when I turned on Netflix last week looking for a different show, I saw something called The Taco Chronicles. Obviously I was going to check that out. Thi

On Tortillas

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On December 22, 2018

Thanks to globalization, the tortilla is in decline. From the city to the countryside, the Mexican tortilla is in crisis. Consumption has dropped nearly 45 percent in the last 35 years, according to t

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AMLO

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On July 2, 2018
Yesterday, Mexican voters overwhelmingly elected Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the presidency. This is a huge moment for that nation. Mexico’s problems hardly need to be listed here, but a combination of endemic corruption going back for decades, entrenched poverty, and gang violence have made each of Mexico’s major political parties unacceptable to people. The […]
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I don’t know if I will read this new book on Montezuma and Hernan Cortés–probably not actually–but like any good New York Review of Books piece, the essay itself gives plenty of room for thought. Much of this discussion of the Spanish conquest of Mexico is fascinating and worth thinking about, but I just wanted […]

Diaz’s Toilet

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On March 6, 2018

There’s a lot of important news to discuss today, but between some impending writing deadlines and my fun in Mexico City, I haven’t had time yet. But at least I got to visit Porfirio Diaz&

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