Tag Archives: Mexico

The Antihero

By Denise Dresser March 16, 2020 Kissing and hugging. Going from meeting to meeting and from one restaurant to another. That is how Andrés Manuel López Obrador continues to move around Mexico, more like a tour guide than a president. … Continue reading

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Curator’s Corner: Learning Curation & Early 20th Century Anthropology Collecting in Mexico

For the past two semesters, I have been a student in a History of Art Department Mellon Graduate Seminar that culminates in “The Papyrus in the Crocodile: 150 Years of Excavation, Exploration, Collection, and Stewardship at Berkeley,” an exhibition at … Continue reading

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Reckoning the Hill within Nahua Cosmovision

By Jessica J. Stair During the fall of 2015 I had the pleasure of conducting dissertation research in Mexico. In addition to the rich archival materials I examined and the supportive colleagues with whom I consulted, one of the most … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between the Soda Taxes in Berkeley, California and Mexico

By Jasper Feinberg and Dr. Simón Barquera, PhD Only two places in North America have enacted a soda tax: Berkeley, California and Mexico. Although Berkeley is often considered the most liberal American city, it was Mexico that first passed a … Continue reading

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From the Field: Cal Alum Interns at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City

This summer I had the opportunity and privilege to intern with the Management Section of the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. It was by far one of the most utterly unique experiences of my life! As someone who is dedicated … Continue reading

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Mexico: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Steve Fisher At a time when Mexico is undergoing enormous changes, recently elected president Enrique Peña Nieto is pushing ahead some of the country’s most ambitious reforms in decades. Soon after taking office, Peña Nieto implemented a campaign to … Continue reading

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Adolescent Childbearing and Upward Mobility in Mexico

By Rose Kagawa American society often views the children of teenage mothers as doomed to failure. New York City recently launched a billboard campaign aimed at reducing teenage pregnancy rates in the city. The billboards portray tearful children with captions … Continue reading

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Peña Nieto’s Inherited War

by Tara Buss After six years and nearly 70,000 homicides directly linked to the ongoing war with drug trafficking organizations, the citizens of Mexico voted the National Action Party (PAN) out of the executive. By replacing President Calderón with Institutional … Continue reading

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