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A New Bilateral Strategy between Mexico and the USA

April 1, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Time will tell to what extent Tuesday’s meeting between American and Mexican national security authorities marked the beginning of a new era in bilateral relations. Obviously, something important has changed. The message sent by Obama, going beyond courteous diplomatic formulas, indicates that border violence [Read more]

Two Nightmares

March 28, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Cooperation on intelligence and security is a natural strategy for two countries that share three thousand kilometers of border, which rests on the assumption that security and management of this peculiar border is the responsibility of both countries.

United States-Mexico: Asymmetry, Corruption and Injustice

March 26, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The crisis of public security for those who cross the country took a sudden turn as a result of the homicide of three people connected to the U.S. consulate in the City of Juarez. Although no one ignored the war against organized crime taken up by the present government since it entered into the framework of the [Read more]

Politicians and Sex

March 18, 2010 // La Crónica - Mexico - Spanish

Barack Obama arrived in office promising change and a different way of doing politics. Up to this point, nothing has changed — not least the scandals, and above all those concerning sex or corruption, or the way they affect life in this country. And in recent weeks, it is not only the poor state of the economy and [Read more]

Obama, a Hardened Smoker

March 16, 2010 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

Fifty-four percent of United States citizens agreed with Barack Obama’s politics when they voted for him. Also, a majority of the population agreed that he seemed to be slender and in good shape; he exercised and was the spitting image of a man in good health. One year after his arrival to the White House, the [Read more]

From the Other Side: “The Nuclear Option”

March 8, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

However limited the proposed reform of the health care system may be, it is no small feat in that it should cover 30 million people who currently lack medical coverage, in addition to curbing the excessive ambitions of insurance companies through more strict regulation of their operations.

Filibuster: Good in Theory, Bad in Practice

March 8, 2010 // Exelsior - Mexico - Spanish

Discussing, arguing and even reading kitchen recipes without stopping, with the intention of halting the approval of a new law, have been the tactics of the Republicans in the Senate to block the proposed reforms of Obama. The legislative process is based on the fundamental concept of debating. The right to debate and [Read more]
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