Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas
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Dismissed as a Drug Crime? How Mexico’s “Old” Media Covered Ruben Espinosa’s Death

Hours after photojournalist Rubén Espinosa and four others were found dead in a Mexico City apartment on July 31, much of Mexico’s traditional media had settled on a theory: This was a run-of-the-mill drug crime. In a video newscast titled “They didn’t kill him because he was a journalist,” Luis Cárdenas López, a reporter for … Read more Dismissed as a Drug Crime? How Mexico’s “Old” Media Covered Ruben Espinosa’s Death

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Obama’s Mexico Turn: What Lies Ahead

Latin America, and Mexico in particular, are quickly emerging as new and unexpected partners of Washington’s global strategy, including its Asia pivot. Last month, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera and Peruvian President Ollanta Humala visited Washington soon after President Barack Obama completed a trip to Mexico and Costa Rica. Vice President Joe Biden had returned from … Read more Obama’s Mexico Turn: What Lies Ahead

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The PRI’s Losses are Peña Nieto’s Gains

MEXICO CITY —Mexico’s July 7 local elections, held in half of the country’s states, were the first since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office. As such, they served as a quasi-referendum on the president’s Partido Revolucionario Institucional (Institutional Revolutionary Party—PRI), and provide the political backdrop against which Peña Nieto will push his agenda to remake … Read more The PRI’s Losses are Peña Nieto’s Gains

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AQ Interviews U.S. President Barack Obama About Trip to Mexico and Costa Rica

On the eve of his sixth trip to Latin America and the Caribbean, President Barack Obama agreed to an interview with Americas Quarterly Editor-in-Chief Christopher Sabatini about his May 2-4 visit to Mexico and Costa Rica.  President Obama is using the occasion of his trip to meet with the new Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto … Read more AQ Interviews U.S. President Barack Obama About Trip to Mexico and Costa Rica

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Mexico’s Silicon Valley

Mexico is quietly emerging as a capital of Latin America’s growing information technology (IT) outsourcing industry. More than 600,000 people already work in IT, with another 65,000 new professionals graduating each year from the dozens of technical and engineering schools clustered throughout Mexico. The industry includes more than 2,000 IT companies, ranging in size from … Read more Mexico’s Silicon Valley

 

[i]AQ[/i] Up Close: East Meets South

Mexico’s Chinese population and links between the two cultures continue to grow as new business and trade opportunities bring the two countries together. In these “AQ Up Close” videos, Americas Quarterly speaks with the director and instructor of the Instituto Confucio (Confucius Institute) in Mexico City about the linguistic interest that Mexicans are displaying toward … Read more [i]AQ[/i] Up Close: East Meets South