November 18, 2011
Every time I come to Juárez, I swear it is for the last time. And then, I come again and again. I seldom write about these visits, so that is not why I come. I seldom enjoy these visits, so that also fails to explain my returns . . . I think it is about tasting the future. Juárez is the page...
November 15, 2011
Marcelo Ebrard and Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Photo: ARCH)
As this is written, Mexico’s electoral lefts are anxiously awaiting the results of two public opinion polls that will—hopefully, peacefully—determine the identity of their presidential candidate in next summer’s national election. For...
November 11, 2011
Despite the passage of last month’s law banning construction of the proposed highway through Bolivia’s TIPNIS national park and indigenous territory, the TIPNIS conflict shows no signs of abating any time soon.
Currently, lowland indigenous groups and President Evo Morales’s Movement Toward...
November 10, 2011
A month ago, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seemingly managed to reassert its relevance by demonstrating the role it can play in the name of the endless U.S. War on Terror. Initial reports suggested an Iranian-American had approached a member of the Mexican Zeta cartel who was working...
November 08, 2011
“Whose war is it?” is a routine question here in Mexico, "and who else has a stake in this fight?" Does it make sense to talk about the U.S. role in Mexico’s War Against Organized Crime, or is it more accurate to refer to Mexico’s role in the U.S. War Against Drugs and Terrorism?
November 07, 2011
Alfonso Cano (Colombiareports.com)On November 4, the top leader of the insurgent Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Alfonso Cano, was killed in combat with elite units of the Colombian army, raising questions about the country’s on-going conflict. As I have written in...