Allan on April 7th, 2014

From 1990 to 2014  the governing authority over Mexican federal elections was IFE, the Instituto Federal Electoral (Federal Electoral Institute). Now the IFE has been dissolved and replaced with the INE, the Instituto Nacional Electoral (National Electoral Institute), conveniently housed in the same headquarters building. For the entire article, click here.  Article by Allan Wall, [...]

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The Mexican NGO called the Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal A.C. (Citizen Council for Public Security and Penal Justice), whose president is Jose Antonio Ortega Sanchez, released a list of the world’s 50 most violent cities in 2013.  Mexico had nine cities on the list.   For the entire article, click here. [...]

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Allan on March 11th, 2014

The world’s most wanted man, Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzman, co-leader of the mighty Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel, was captured by Mexican marines on the morning of February 22nd, 2014, in Mazatlan, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.  Since then, all sorts of details and speculations have been published. For the entire article, click here   . Article by [...]

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Allan on March 5th, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics were held in Sochi, Russia from February 7th to the 23rd. Mexico sent a team to the Winter Olympics.  It was a one-man team, composed of the flamboyant Mexican-born European aristocrat, Prince Hubertus von Hohenlohe-Langenburg.  For the entire article, click here.  Article by Allan Wall, published March 3rd, 2014, on

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Allan on February 24th, 2014

During the morning of February 22nd, Joaquin “el Chapo” Guzman was captured in Mazatlan, on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Guzman was the world’s most wanted man, #1 on the Forbes Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, with bounties on his head offered by both the U.S. and Mexican governments.  Besides being #1 on the Forbes list of [...]

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Allan on January 27th, 2014

The NFL championship game, known as  Super Bowl XLVIII, is scheduled for February 2nd, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, pitting  the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos. The Super Bowl is not only watched in the United States – it has viewers in other countries, including Mexico.  There are many Mexican fans [...]

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  My family and I recently returned from our annual Christmastime visit to Mexico. Every Christmas, there is a mass temporary migration of Mexicans residing legally in the U.S. to Mexico, in vehicles laden down with luggage and consumer goods, returning to the U.S. after Christmas. We  have joined that long line of cars that [...]

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My wife and two sons and I have returned from our annual Christmastime (Navidad) visit to Mexico, and things went well for us.   We were  able to spend time with my wife’s parents, our sons are able to spend time with their Mexican grandparents, and we celebrated Christmas with them.   During our visit, we went to the [...]

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Allan on January 6th, 2014

The analysis of murder statistics in Mexico has become a method of sizing up the security situation.  It’s rather morbid when you think about it, as these statistics represent real people who were killed. What the analysts are looking for is trends. Is the violence going up or down?  It’s hard to tell, as trends, [...]

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Allan on December 30th, 2013

It’s been a busy year in Mexico, with all the reforms passed by the Peña Nieto administration and the Mexican Congress.  The end of calendar year 2013 is a time of reflection on the past year and the year that is about to begin. For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, published December [...]

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