Category Archives: crime

Mexico Missing from Presidential Race

I am a serious political junkie, and become absolutely consumed during every U.S. presidential campaign. I spend way too much time reading coverage of both the Democrat and Republican candidates, watching the debates, etc. In this cycle, I am disappointed … Continue reading

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What to Make of the TPP’s Anticorruption Chapter?

After years of being developed under conditions of absolute secrecy, the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement was released last week. In the U.S., Congress has 90 days to give an up-or-down vote on the measure, which is … Continue reading

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Anticorruption Update – As Brazil Gets Serious, Mexico Twists in the Wind

Latin America is a region characterized by incredible diversity – in cultures, histories, and economic and political development. Only through oversimplification can the region be seen to move as a group (e.g., Nicaragua vs. Costa Rica vs. Panama or Brazil vs. Colombia … Continue reading

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As it Turns to 2015, How Can Mexico Put 2014 Behind?

2014 was an unfortunate year for Mexico, despite (initially) glowing praise from international media outlets and a relatively painless process of passing major economic reforms. Ultimately, dark reality triumphed over glittering narrative, and the PR-based presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart – Iguala Interrupts Mexico’s Moment

It only took one month for Mexico to go from model student to failed state. The media is fickle that way. But, the events in Iguala have only highlighted a reality that has persisted in Mexico for several years now … Continue reading

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