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Trump has already created a crisis for Mexico’s new president

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexico’s new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, rose to power on the promise that he would tackle the country’s rampant corruption and violence. That will have to wait, as he faces a more urgent matter: the migrant … Continue reading

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Mexico: All Aboard the Tequila Express!

I’m offered my first tequila cocktail before the train has even departed from Guadalajara station. It’s the first of many drinks served on the Jose Cuervo Express to Tequila, the colonial town that gave its name to Mexico’s national beverage. … Continue reading

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Mexico students v the state: Anniversary of 1968 massacre reopens recent wounds

Student leader Myrthokleia González was addressing the crowd in the square from an apartment balcony when she heard the first shots. She thought they were blanks at first and tried to calm the panicking protesters below. But Ms González realised … Continue reading

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Uncertainty clouds NAFTA renegotiations

Following the announcement of a breakthrough in the trade talks between the United States and Mexico, economists and industry leaders both have been speculating on what the revised deal means for the continent. On August 27 — more than one … Continue reading

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Celebrating cross-border unity in the age of Trump

The United States and Mexico are more culturally and economically intertwined now than at any point in their histories – even with President Donald Trump clinging to his promise to build an “impenetrable” border wall and make Mexico pay for … Continue reading

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LBC Radio interview about the Aeromexico plane crash

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Prospects for health in Mexico after the presidential election

The country’s president-elect faces a tough challenge to redress the health system, but his stance on corruption might help. Read the article at The Lancet (login required)

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The cartel’s deadly grip on Mexico’s elections

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — There is no escaping the fact that Chapultepec Avenue has changed since the Jalisco New Generation cartel tried to kill the former state prosecutor. Despite enjoying a reputation as one of Mexico’s trendiest locations, business has slowed in the … Continue reading

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LBC Radio interview about Mexico’s 2018 elections

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Central Americans are more afraid of their home countries than Trump

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Like most migrants stopping in Guadalajara on their way to the United States, Ricardo made it here by riding on top of the trans-Mexico freight train commonly known as “The Beast.” The 22-year-old Honduran arrived at the … Continue reading

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