This year the Caravan of Central American Mothers arrived in Mexico City to participate in the first World Summit of Mothers of the Disappeared with mothers, other relatives of the missing and allies from Mexico, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco, Mauritania, Spain, Italy and the United States to compare notes and gain a deeper understanding of the problem, across borders.
The US Senate committee held a hearing to decide whether it would pass on the nomination of judge Brett Kavanaugh to a vote on the Senate floor. Millions of Americans saw one of the most shameful moments in modern US history. The showdown between the privileged white man groomed for power and a sexual abuse victim struggling to be believed were a prime example of that part of Trumpian American society that is not only post-truth, but also post-moral.
After a major defeat in the first round, the Brazilian Workers’ Party and progressives are pinning their waning hopes on a second-round miracle for candidate Fernando Haddad.
Former President Elías Antonio Saca was sentenced to ten years in prison. He thus became the first Salvadorian ex-president to be sent to prison for the crimes of corruption and misappropriation of public funds.
- Colombia’s Santos Latest to Cite Failure of War on Drugs Model, So Why Does the US Keep Pushing It?
- AP Story on New US-Mexico Drug War Cooperation at Sea Raises Questions
- Secretive Kushner and Nielsen Visits to Mexico Bode Ill for Binational Relations
- Signs of Progress in Nafta Talks but Countries Remain Deeply Divided
- Tillerson in Latin America
From México: Jesús Vargas Interview With Susan Gzesh From Mexico: Maria Ines Ochoa (la Rumorosa)
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Laura Carlsen on the Globe Post about the Mexican General Election. Read Here.