Mexico’s Movement for Real Democracy

Mexico’s Movement for Real Democracy

“We are the children of the ideals you couldn’t kill.” A young woman carried the hand-lettered sign as she marched with tens of thousands of people in Mexico City last July 22. Twenty-something, with long black hair and jeans, her message captures...
Postcard from…Mexico

Postcard from…Mexico

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), the candidate of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), lost Mexico’s presidency by only .56 of a percentage point in 2006. Fraud was widely suspected. Until recently, the media had anointed Enrique Pena Nieto, the...
A Way Out of Mexico’s Morass

A Way Out of Mexico’s Morass

Rethinking Mexico’s relationship with the United States is an urgent priority, according to leading Mexican politician Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In his October 11 remarks at Washington, DC’s Wilson Center, López Obrador declared...

Mexico’s Oil Referendum

Mexico is engaged in one of the most pivotal debates in its modern history: the future of its oil industry. The question is whether oil operations should remain in state hands or be privatized. Mexico exported 1.1 million barrels of oil per day to the United States in...

Mexico: Allow More Time for Democracy

When a hotly contested electoral race comes to a close, almost everyone prefers to wake up the next morning knowing who the winner is. But sometimes, such as in the July 2 presidential election in Mexico , the race proves so tight that certifying the outcome requires...

Mexican Election Could Lead to Immigration Shift

Mexico’s presidential and congressional elections Sunday will have significant implications in the United States. For U.S. citizens concerned about the flow of immigrants, a win by the leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador may do more to effectively address the...

Mexico’s Democratic Transition Still Incomplete

As the results of the July 2 presidential elections in Mexico head to the courts, it could be several days or even weeks before the final winner is determined. The current vote counts have given a razor thin advantage to Felipe Calderón of the right-wing...