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May 25, 2017

Mexico
Mexico’s Drug War

Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.

A Mexican colonel stands in a poppy field before it is destroyed during a military operation in Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico.

October 3, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Bahrain: Jail for Insulting the Ministry of Interior

A number of states still imprison people for offending the head of state. When Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was president of Egypt, he did it all the time. As I’ve written here before, Ba…

April 5, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Debate Over JOBS Act’s Benefits and Risks

Today, President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act (CSPAN).  The bipartisan measure is intended to ease financing for growing startups by reducing regulatory and disclosure requirements.  Two se…

President Obama signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act yesterday, and is scheduled to sign the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) Act today. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters)

February 19, 2013

Immigration and Migration
Mexico Makes It

Four tons of cocaine confiscated by U.S. authorities off the California coast; 35 bodies dumped by the side of a busy Veracruz highway in broad daylight; an attack by gunmen on a birthday party in Ci…

FA Cover - LAM

April 29, 2013

Economics
Obama Heads to Mexico

When President Obama arrives in Mexico this week he will face almost two completely different governments when it comes to discussing security and economic relations. In an op-ed that I wrote for the…

DMN - LAM

February 5, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Congressional Agenda for 2013

With Enrique Peña Nieto’s first congressional session just starting, expectations are high. Between now and April 30th, when the sixty-second Congress will adjourn, many hope the administration will …

Calderon by the numbers - LAM

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

June 25, 2012

United States
Mexico’s Candidates Vow a Different Kind of Drug War

Mexico’s presidential candidates have promised to shift their country’s security strategy away from drug trafficking to focus on violence reduction. My new op-ed on CNN.com describes what is being d…

CNN op-ed - LAM

June 29, 2012

Economics
What to Expect From Mexico’s Election

In anticipation of Mexico’s election this weekend, I spoke with Brianna Lee, a production editor at CFR.org, about the candidates, the most likely outcome, and the issues that the winner will have to…

Interview about Mex Elections - LAM

March 20, 2012

Americas
Mexico’s Earthquakes, Past and Present

A 7.4 earthquake hit central and south Mexico today around noon, with its epicenter near Ometepec, Guerrero, but felt strongly in the capital and as far away as Guatemala. There are no reported death…

Mexico Earthquake Image- Latin America's Moment