Tengo una interesante discusión con una amiga colombiana sobre la (no) normalización de la violencia por parte de niños en contextos como los que aquejan a ambos países. Cuando la iniciamos, estábamos a la mitad de la inauguración de la exposición “El arte de testimoniar” entre fotografías de Juan Manuel Echavarría, mantas tejidas por parte de las integrantes del “Costurero de la memoria” y “Cartongrafías de la memoria” hechas por niños.
Mexico’s 2014 constitutional reform to allow for the reelection of federal deputies and senators limits the ability of party switchers to seek reelection.1 Why? This limitation on reelection speaks to an increasing concern over party switching in Mexico, an issue I take up in a recent study published in Latin American Politics and Society.2 In the article, I seek to explain why politicians in Mexico switch political parties.
In a relatively short 15-minute address on Thursday night, President Obama exercised the Oval Office-specific power of executive action on immigration reform that has stalled in Congress for years.
El 11 febrero de 2014, en medio de la polémica generada por las llamadas “reformas estructurales” que el presidente Enrique Peña Nieto estaba impulsando, el senado mexicano aprobó la Ley Antiterrorista en una votación apresurada, de esas que suelen denominar fast track.
Para muchos extranjeros, las formas amables de los mexicanos son una hipérbole curiosa y entrañable que, en muy pocas ocasiones, puede resultar molesta. Un amigo catalán se burlaba del barroquismo con el que pedimos la cuenta en un restaurante: “Disculpe, le podría encargar la cuenta de favor, ¡muchas gracias!”.
“There's just so many ways that we need to go about it. I know that it's often said that teen pregnancy is a cause of poverty. But I'm thinking this is something that exists before the pregnancy in many cases. And so that's something that we need to go to the root of. It's not enough to say that if we are to reduce teen pregnancy rates that it's going to solve that issue of poverty among Latinos.”1
A gas explosion became global news on Thursday January 29th when a routine delivery went devastatingly wrong, leveling a maternity hospital in west Mexico City, instantaneously killing three and injuring many more. Around 7 a.m. on Thursday, a hose burst on a truck supplying gas to the Cuajimalpa Maternal and Children’s Hospital. More than 100 people were inside at the time.1
Millions of Latin Americans struggle with obesity, an epidemic that has hit this region with a stronger impact than most others in the developing world.
Last week reporter Carmen Aristegui of the Mexican news station MVS was released from her position with the company. Aristegui is known for her reports on governmental corruption and is regard as one of the top reporters in Mexico. The firing comes several months after the reporter aired a report accusing President Nieto and his wife of corruption. Aristegui believes her firing was backed by the president and has announced that she will appeal her removal from MVS.