The Trump-Peña call

Escrito por  |  7 / August / 2017

The Washington Post published the full transcript of the January 27 phone call between Donald J. Trump and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and it has stirred up the usual voyeuristic interest in the inner workings of the U.S. president’s disturbed mind. But more than that, it reveals the bizarre relationship between an ego-driven domestic agenda and a rudderless and opportunistic foreign policy.

What’s Behind Trump’s Obsession with Bashing Mexico?

Escrito por  |  4 / August / 2017

Mexico's President Peña Nieto and Donald Trump finally meet at the G20. And it does not
go well.

United States, A Nightmare for Young People Who Flee from Gangs

Escrito por  |  2 / August / 2017

The only solution Trump’s government has devised for the problem of immigration and the people who remain undocumented in the United States is deportation. However, this medicine may be more dangerous than the illness itself.

Temer’s Dilemma

Escrito por  |  24 / July / 2017

Despite some encouraging signs in the economy, Brazil’s president Michel Temer faces an abysmal approval rating as the entire political class—and the president himself- continues to be embroiled in corruption scandals.

International Human Rights Experts Added to Growing List of Targets of Mexican Government Spy Program

Escrito por  |  12 / July / 2017

With the Ayotzinapa case still unsolved, the students still disappeared, the motives still unknown and the masterminds still unpunished, the spy scandal adds another layer of injustice. It indicates what many of us have believed from the beginning– that the Mexican government is more concerned with damage control than truth because, for them, the truth could be very damaging.

NAFTA 101 Briefing Series: Agriculture and Migration

Escrito por  |  12 / July / 2017

NAFTA’s impact on small-scale agriculture in Mexico and an Agenda for Reforms.

Guatemalans Driven from their Homes Stuck in Limbo on Mexican Border

Escrito por  |  7 / July / 2017

After traveling the 3 kilometers to the border, the Laguna Larga community arrived in Campeche, Mexico. There, the refugees were met by the Mexican Nacional Institute of Migration (INM) and armed federal and state police who had been informed days before of the impending eviction by the Guatemalan authorities. Barred from entering further into Mexico, the villagers were forced to stay in makeshift tents made from plastic bags on the 8-meter border zone between Campeche and El Petén.