July 20, 2011
In April 2008, the Bush Administration waived 30 environmental and land management laws that stood in the way of completing 470 miles of fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of that year. "Criminal activity at the border does not stop for endless debate or protracted litigation," former...
July 19, 2011
Ernesto Cordero (Photo: mexico.vg)Mexico’s Secretary of the Treasury, Ernesto Cordero, recently provoked some outrage when he announced that Mexico “was no longer a poor country.” Mexico, he tweeted to the press, echoing the line of the ruling National Action Party (PAN), “is now a middle income...
July 18, 2011
Uzi Landau (Photo: Claudia Rubio /EL TIEMPO)In light of an imminent Palestinian declaration of independence in September before the UN General Assembly, Israel is pressuring the Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos not to recognize Palestine statehood. This was the primary...
July 15, 2011
Argentinian singer-songwriter Facundo Cabral, gunned down en route to the Guatemala City airport on July 9, was beloved throughout Latin America for his lyrical popular protest songs. Exiled to Mexico during Argentina’s 1976-83 military dictatorship, his music, poems, and 66 books inspired millions...
July 14, 2011
Bolivia’s attempt to revise the primary treaty governing international drug control, the 1961 Single Convention, to protect traditional uses of the coca leaf by indigenous communities was defeated in January when the United States effectively mobilized opposition to the proposed amendment. However...
July 13, 2011
A lot fewer Mexican migrants are entering the United States outside the confines of U.S. government’s regulatory regime. As reported in a July 5, New York Times piece, analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of U.S. census figures show that the unauthorized Mexican migrant population “has shrunk” and...