Category Archives: Mexico

A Missed Opportunity for Democrats in the Border Wall Showdown

By Elizabeth Oglesby A version of this article originally appeared in The Hill on December 13th, 2018. This week’s Oval Office sparring between President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders, over border wall funding and the possibility of a government shutdown, made for great … Continue reading

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NAFTA’s Dark Holidays

By Harley Shaiken and Representative Sander Levin (D-MICH.)  A version of this article originally appeared in The Detroit Free Press on December 7th, 2018. General Motor’s surprise announcement the Monday after Thanksgiving that it would eliminate 14,000 jobs and shutter 5 … Continue reading

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Climate Threats and Opportunities in Aguascalientes, Mexico

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A North American road to the middle class

By Harley Shaiken and Representative Sander Levin (D-MICH.)  This article originally appeared as an op-ed in The Hill on September 28th, 2018. Now that Canada has joined a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), renamed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), we … Continue reading

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Update from Mexico

By Paloma Corcuera On July 1st we elected our future president, 9 state governors, 128 senators, and 500 lower house representatives. This election was historic not only because of the number of local and federal positions that were at stake, … Continue reading

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La transformación de México

Por Sergio Aguayo Read this entry in English here. México vive una etapa muy especial. Con la victoria de Andrés Manuel López Obrador se abre la posibilidad de que se modifiquen las reglas de su sistema político y se ataque … Continue reading

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The Transformation of Mexico

By Sergio Aguayo Mexico is living through a unique reality. Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s victory has created opportunities to modify the rules of the political system and attack the corruption and violence that are corroding the core of the country. … Continue reading

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The Price of Entry: How AMLO Exchanged Ideology for Power

By Steve Fisher The president-elect of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is probably best known for his tireless pursuit of the presidency and the fact that he has visited every municipality of the country at least once. His past two … Continue reading

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Doctor Atl’s Olinka

By Alfonso Fierro The story of Doctor Atl’s Olinka is the story of a failure. Olinka was meant to be a city for artists, intellectuals, and scientists – a place where they could work independently and collectively, in a space … Continue reading

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Turning the Devil into an Angel

By Michael Mitchell I came to Tabasco, Mexico with a Fulbright research grant in August 2014 to study the socio-economic impact of small-scale fish farming in rural communities.  Nestled between Chiapas and Campeche, Tabasco shares a southern border with Guatemala … Continue reading

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