<i>Twenty years ago, statements by Rex Tillerson and John Kelly blaming the origin of violence in Mexico on the high consumption of drugs in the United States may have had some journalistic or sociological value. Today, the secretary of state and the Homeland Security secretary repeat banal phrases to which only the [Read more]
What has to be built on the border is "a wall of cooperation" rather than a physical one.
Journalism, regrettably, is also one of the victims of the entertainment society of our times, where appearance is reality, and politics, even life itself, has now become merely symbolic.
If you thought it was bad in the United States, here in Mexico the situation is even worse.
Illegal immigration, drug smuggling and gun violence tend to dominate the narratives of most campaign speeches, which some local commentators dismiss as unfair, disproportionate and usually poorly informed.
Forty years ago, then U.S. President Richard Nixon got his country into the longest war in which it has ever been involved: the "war on drugs." It is a campaign that the great global power, according to all evidence, has lost.
The effects of that defeat have influenced U.S. public opinion: the states of Colorado [Read more]