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I have no particular opinion about Ken Salazar’s performance as ambassador to Mexico. And Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been an absolute clown as president of Mexico. However, that doesn’t excuse completely inaccurate and frankly ridiculous reporting on Mexico. Unless you really know about Mexican politics, which is maybe 1% of the Times readership let’s […]

Echeverría

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On July 11, 2022

Luis Echeverría Alvarez has died at the age of 100. You’d think that this former president of Mexico lived a good century. But you’d be wrong. If you want to consider what’s wrong with Mexico t

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The Broken Nation of Mexico

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On October 14, 2021
The murder by a combination of politicians and gangs of 43 students training to be teachers in 2014 rocked Mexico to its core. To millions of Mexicans, it was the final nail in the coffin of believing the government would ever do anything right. To have politicians working with the cartels to torture and kill […]
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Well this is certainly interesting: Every now and then, there is something new under the sun. This month, it’s a pro-worker trade policy—a first for the federal government in at least 40 years. This notable turn began on May 11, when the AFL-CIO, SEIU, and a Mexican union lodged a complaint against multiple auto parts […]
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Mexico’s Environmental Racism

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On February 22, 2021
We don’t often think of Afro-Mexicans, but they very much exist, especially along both the Gulf and Pacific coasts. And they face significant discrimination within a quite racist Mexico. That racism includes environmental racism, as Jayson Porter explores: Similar to the United States, Mexico is also at a moment of reckoning when it comes to […]
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