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In hindsight, the victory of Claudia Pavlovich of the PRI seemed assured given the crescendo of corruption scandals that started sweeping over the PAN administration in mid-2014.seemed assured given the crescendo of corruption scandals that started sweeping over the PAN administration in mid-2014.
Written on July 2, 2015 at 9:26 pm
Tags: Mexico; North America
If Obama wants to decouple immigration and border policies from counterterrorism and security policies, dismantling DHS may be the only way.
Written on March 5, 2015 at 3:31 am
Tags: NORTH AMERICA
The CBP drone program’s lack of effectiveness, absence of a clear mission focus, gaping cost-benefit disjuncture, and failure to demonstrate comparative advantage over other aerial assets underscore that it is time to not only limit the program, but to shut it down.
NOTE: This article is the thirteenth in a series by the CIP TransBorder Project that examines the water crisis on the U.S.-Mexico Continue Reading »
NOTE: This article is the twelfth in a series by the CIP TransBorder Project that examines the water crisis on the Continue Reading »
Mining Water in Sonora: Grupo México’s “Irregular” Water Permits in the Sonora, Yaqui, and San Pedro River Basins
Sonora like its neighboring states on either side of the international border is caught in a deepening water crisis — one that is largely its own making but now made ever more grim by the onslaught of climate change with its more extreme weather, prolonged droughts, and rising temperatures.
Grupo México is a major player in this crisis because of massive consumption of water. The virtual absence until recently of public, media, and governmental scrutiny of Grupo México’s water-use and environmental practices is a testament to the company’s privileged status in Mexico and especially in Sonora.
The three richest men in Mexico – Carlos Slim Helú, Alberto Bailléres González, and Germán Larrea Mota-Velasco — are also the owners of Mexico’s top three mining corporations.
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