Mexico


China And Mexico: The Alliance

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s heavy criticism of NAFTA, Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto announced that he will be visiting China next week to discuss the possibility of trade and investment ties between the two nations that are now under attack from Trump. For instance, the imposition of […]


The Second Round Of NAFTA Talks

The North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, was an agreement between the United States and Canada that commenced in 1989. In 1991, Mexico entered a bilateral agreement with the U.S, which Canada joined in 1994. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, “tariffs were eliminated progressively […]


Venezuelan Election Leads To Intense Protests And Social Unrest

Officials were killed on Sunday during violent protests in Venezuela’s capital of Caracas. These protests were formed in reaction to the vote called by President Nicolás Maduro to introduce a new governing power. Despite receiving criticism both internationally and domestically, Maduro hopes to reshape the way in which the Venezuelan […]


Eight Immigrants Found Dead Amongst Thirty Nine Others In Trailer-Truck: The Horrific Cost of Human Smuggling

Thirty-nine migrants were found in the back of a truck in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas, in what is believed to have been a human smuggling operation. Eight were found dead and many more in critical condition when police and emergency services arrived on the scene at […]


Mexico’s Drug War Moves Into Mexico City Amid Its Greatest Spike In Violence In 20 Years

Mexico’s military clashes with drug cartels in the nation’s capital, which has long been considered isolated from the drug violence afflicting other regions of the country. Last Thursday, amid a backdrop of spiraling violence across Mexico, marines exchanged gunfire with a heavily armed gangs and eventually shot down eight gangsters […]


Cartel-Persecuted Journalists To Receive Greater Government Protection In Mexico

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico has vowed to enhance the protection of journalists in his country.  Reuters reports that President Peña Nieto will strengthen measures in investigations into attacks against journalists.  In a press conference held Wednesday 17 May, he announced these changes but was met by heckles from journalists who […]


Mexico Named Second Deadliest Conflict Zone After Syria

Mexico has surpassed Iraq, Afghanistan and several conflict-ridden African countries as the second deadliest zone after Syria, according to a new report on the global armed conflict. The 2017 Armed Conflict Survey, released on Tuesday by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), showed the number of fatalities as a […]