The number of journalists killed worldwide on account of their work has gone down once again in 2017. However, journalists in Mexico faced a particularly deadly year. Outside of conflict zones, Mexico was the deadliest location for journalists. It has been reported by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CJP) that […]
A prominent presidential candidate in Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has suggested granting amnesty to drug cartel leaders. In a speech presented in Guerrero recently, he claims this idea will bring peace following the violent war on drugs that has taken place over the last decade. Though it is unclear […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at least fourteen men were killed in a shootout between rival gangs in northern Mexico. The state of Chihuahua, where the shootout occurred, is a highly contested area for drug cartels due to its proximity to the United States. According to a spokesperson for Chihuahua’s […]
A border wall isn’t just unnecessary, it’s ineffective and a practically impossible goal. The USA has a crisis in healthcare, a declining middle class, crumbling nationwide infrastructure and is almost $20 trillion in debt.