Mexico

Allan on January 19th, 2015

Each new year, statistics on Mexican crime and violence from the previous year are released and examined.   It’s a grisly business, examining statistics representing real people who were crime victims, including those who were killed. What analysts are looking for are long-term trends – which direction are the statistics heading?  And that’s not easy.  Of […]

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Mexico’s richest man Carlos Slim, now the world’s second richest man and sometimes the world’s richest man, is now the biggest shareholder in the New York Times.  You’d think more would be made of this, but it’s not a big deal in the media. Obviously, the New York Times itself is not going to point […]

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In December of 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro simultaneously announced the “normalization” of U.S.-Cuban relations. Despite all the hoopla, the normalization is still really a proposal and there are many details to be resolved.  And how might it affect Mexico? To read the entire article, click here. Article by Allan […]

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My family and I have safely returned from our annual Christmastime visit to Mexico, and it was a good visit. Christmas, the celebration of the incarnation and birth of Christ, is special everywhere it’s celebrated.  The essence of the holiday is the same, though you’ll find it expressed differently in various cultures throughout the world. Christmas, called Navidad in […]

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The Iguala atrocity was an outrageous and deadly collaboration between a local government and a criminal gang.  It occurred in southern Mexico’s violence-prone Guerrero state, which had Mexico’s highest murder rate last year.  The principal explanation of what occurred after the disappearance is that the 43 students were killed, their bodies burned and dumped in a […]

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Allan on December 9th, 2014

Plans are underway to construct a new airport in Mexico City. Mexico City’s current international airport is at capacity, and a larger one is needed.  This past summer, my family and I flew in and out of Mexico City  on our way to Cuba and the airport seemed crowded – the planes seemed close to […]

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Allan on November 24th, 2014

Protests continue in Mexico, as people call for justice in the case of the Iguala kidnapping and massacre. On November 20th (anniversary of the Mexican Revolution) protests were held, including a big one in Mexico’s Zocalo Square. Will the protests over Iguala have serious political repercussions, or will they eventually just fizzle out and be […]

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Emperor Obama has handed down his Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Edict, and  wants Congress to  just accept it.     But don’t worry, it’s already been accepted by other branches of the U.S. government – Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.   After all, these countries seem to have a veto over our immigration policy. About 5 […]

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Allan on November 3rd, 2014

Iguala is in the news for the recent atrocity, the massacre of students and disappearance and possible massacre of 43 others. However, it’s not only Iguala, the state of Guerrero is a violent state. As for Mexico in general, the crime statistics are studied to see where the trends are going.   Apparently,  trends aren’t […]

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On March 31st, 2014, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a U.S. Marine vet/reservist, accidentally drove into Mexico with three weapons and ammunition.  Tahmooressi was arrested and jailed. As an American who resided many years in Mexico, I believe that Americans should respect the laws of Mexico.  However, I think that Mexican authorities ought to be able to […]

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