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July 2, 2012

Politics and Government
Hola, Enrique Peña Nieto: President-Elect of Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto had a very good weekend. While Americans were grumbling about record-breaking heat and residents of Washington, D.C., were learning to live without air conditioning because powerfu…

lindsay pena nieto 2012 07-02

July 30, 2014

Austria
TWE Remembers: The Black Tom Explosion

The explosion at the Black Tom munitions depot in Jersey City, New Jersey at 2:08 a.m. on Sunday, July 30, 1916 was massive. It generated shockwaves equivalent to a 5.5 magnitude earthquake, blowing …

Black Tom Explosion

November 13, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of November 13, 2015

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Sungtae “Jacky” Park, Ariella Rotenberg, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Afghans protest beheadings. Thousands of prot…

Afghan-protests - 11-13-15

May 4, 2011

Defense and Security
U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Four Years On

US Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa (Saul Loeb / Courtesy Reuters). Last Friday, Hillary Clinton hosted the Merida Initiative High-Level Consultative Group in Washing…

US Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa (Saul Loeb / Courtesy Reuters).

May 3, 2012

Immigration and Migration
U.S.-Mexico Relations Beyond the 2012 Elections

The Council on Foreign Relations held a half day symposium this past Tuesday entitled “U.S-Mexico Relations Beyond the 2012 Elections.” The first panel with Alejandro Hope, Eric Olson, and myself foc…

Symposium - Latin Americas Moment

February 1, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Democratic Malaise

During Mexico’s 2012 presidential election, many political pundits voiced their fears that the PRI’s return would bring a resurgence of the country’s less democratic past. According to new polling da…

Democracy FA - LAM

November 8, 2012

Economics
What Colorado and Washington’s Vote to Legalize Marijuana means for Latin America

As Americans went to the polls to elect their president yesterday, voters in Colorado and Washington chose to legalize marijuana (by referendum). Not only does this create conflicting state and feder…

Marijuana - LAM

February 14, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Murder Rate Plateaus

Last week the Trans-Border Institute’s Justice in Mexico Project released their fourth special report on drug violence in Mexico. These reports (see the 2010, 2011, and 2012 ones too) provide some of…

TransBorderReport - LAM

February 12, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Drug War

In the past three decade Mexico has undergone widespread political and economic transformations, becoming an electoral democracy and cultivating a growing middle class. Despite this real progress, Me…

October 16, 2013

United States
The Bush Library’s Freedom Collection

One piece of the Bush Institute and Bush Library in Dallas is the Freedom Collection. Here’s the description: The Freedom Collection pursues the principles of human liberty by documenting …