Mexico

Nacer y Crecer en Medio de la “Guerra contra el Narcotráfico” en México

October 12, 2016

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.

Party Switching in Mexico’s Troubled Democracy

October 12, 2016

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.

Mexico Hopes to Curb Teen Pregnancy Rates

October 11, 2016

“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

Investigation of Mexican Gas Truck Explosion to Continue

October 11, 2016

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

Mexican Reporter Fired, Allegations Rampant

October 10, 2016

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.

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