After three days of activity, the fifth Summit of the Americas, held in Port-of-Spain (the capital of Trinidad and Tobago), ended yesterday with signs of rapprochement and détente between the United States and some of the Latin American governments more critical of Washington, as well as with prospects for a new era [Read more]
After three days of activity, the fifth Summit of the Americas held in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, concluded yesterday with signs of rapprochement and détente between the United States and some of Latin American leaders most critical of Washington, as well as prospects for a new era in the [Read more]
During the previous administration, Vicente Fox viewed the first encounter with now ex-President George W. Bush extra-optimistically, based on the marketing image of two rancher friends. That was when Foreign Secretary Jorge G. Castañeda boasted of having in his pocket the best immigration agreement ever conceived, [Read more]
The venerable marble of the Washington Capitol was shaken by the words of the delegation of the Black Caucus of the United States Congress the same day of their return from Havana.
“It is time to open dialogue with Cuba . . . we are convinced, like President Raúl Castro, that the normalization of the relations [Read more]
More than half a century after emerging from the ashes and dishonor of World War 2, it is expected that the great powers would sit at the table with a group of countries that rose from this model, with all its faults, limitations and injustices. Otherwise known as Bretton Woods, as one would prefer to clarify, [Read more]
Yesterday, in a speech given to a crowd in Prague, United States President Barack Obama reintroduced as a priority for the international agenda the theme of global nuclear disarmament. This issue has remained in the background since dissolution of the Eastern bloc and the Soviet Union, despite existing stockpiles of [Read more]
As a result of the summit meeting held in London, G-20 leaders announced the enactment of a plan to reactivate the world economy that includes an injection of a trillion dollars to global finances (three quarters of which will go to the countries most affected by the catastrophe in progress) and measures to prevent [Read more]
[Calderon] is turning over function of the Mexican government to the United States.
Senate Democrats and Republicans in the United States recommended an increase of more than two thousand agents to fight the flow of drugs along the Mexican border yesterday.
A budget of 550 million dollars was proposed so as these agents could also fight arms trafficking along the border.
Secretary of Homeland [Read more]
I returned from the United States (U.S.) with a concern: that country’s television coverage of Mexico. During my trip, I watched several reports on television networks and news channels. In all of them, I observed coverage that is alarmist, strident, unbalanced and lacking in subtlety.
Clearly, all the stories I [Read more]