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Mexico Election Unlikely to Reshape Drug War

Los Angeles Times

The top candidates in next week's presidential vote all emphasize plans for reducing the drug cartels' brutal violence, but nobody offers a significant new strategy.

Ouster of Paraguay's President Sparks Criticism

Associated Press

President Fernando Lugo's rapid impeachment and ouster by lawmakers has plunged Paraguay into crisis and unleashed a wave of criticism by fellow leftist leaders in Latin America.

Jorge Castaneda: Don't Fear a PRI Win in Mexico

Los Angeles Times

Whatever his personal beliefs, if Pena Nieto wins, he will be the PRI's first democratically elected president — the first to become head of state because he won more votes at the polls, not because his predecessor handpicked him.

Dirty Money Thrives Despite Mexico Drug War

Al Jazeera

Major banks are getting rich from money laundered by violent Mexican drug gangs, whistleblower says.

Hitler, Bare Breasts, Adultery: Election Time In Mexico


A Hitler admirer, a former Playboy model, a self-confessed adulterer and the promise of hanky panky. Sounds like the ingredients of the latest Mexican soap opera. In fact, it's a snapshot of the surreal twists and turns of Mexican politics.

Mexico's Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Global Post

In the last stretch before Mexico's July 1 presidential election, young demonstrators have come out in droves. Some are calling their protests the "Mexican spring." But these angry youth are not fighting to upend an oppressive political regime.

Undocumented Youth: Americans Favor Work Permits

Rasmussen Reports

Most voters don't think the government is aggressive enough in deporting illegal immigrants but agree with President Obama's decision to allow young people brought here illegally who meet certain criteria to avoid deportation.

Students Upend the Presidential Race in Mexico

Just weeks ago, Enrique Pena Nieto seemed to have Mexico's July 1 election easily in hand. But a series of demonstrations led by students at a posh Mexico City university has shaken the candidate's campaign.

Time to Look Beyond Mexico Drug Violence

BBC News

News about Mexico in the past few years has been dominated by gruesome drug violence. But as Mexicans prepare to elect a new president on 1 July, San Diego University's Trans-Border Institute argues for an end to overly negative views of the country.

American Children, Now Struggling to Adjust to Life in Mexico

New York Times

In all, 1.4 million Mexicans — including about 300,000 children born in the United States — moved to Mexico between 2005 and 2010. The result is an entire generation of children who blur the line between Mexican and American.

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