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This is the grave of Stephen F. Austin. Born in 1793 in Wythe County, Virginia, in 1798 the family moved to eastern Missouri, which was the extreme frontier at that time, really well beyond where most whites would go. But his father Moses Austin had developed connections with the Spanish government after going out to […]

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

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 co

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It really disgusts me that a lot of Americans are so ignorant about even their neighboring nations that they see nothing but grievances and scary brown people and are completely unable to make the connections between the policies they support, like exporting farm products, and why these people come to the United States in the […]

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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NAFTA and the Mexican Diet

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On December 13, 2017
As part of my goal to get 0 comments per post, on a day dominated by the defeat of Roy Moore, it’s time for a post on the recent transitions in the Mexican diet, particularly in the context of a post-NAFTA North America. This is a useful overview of the issue. But few critics predicted […]

Mexico

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On October 25, 2017

I am spending the next week in Mexico City. It’s a hard life. Blogging may or may not be light from me based on issues ranging from the wireless in my hotel to my impending hospital stay after e

Sweatshops Kill

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On September 27, 2017

I am far from surprised that a sizable number of the deaths in the Mexico earthquake are sweatshop workers toiling in an unsafe building. In Mexico City, social movements and working people are in mou

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