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Can Colombian Expert Reform Mexico's Troubled Police Force?


Retired Colombian police chief General Oscar Naranjo makes a sexy choice as a security advisor for Mexico's President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, but the challenges Naranjo will face in Mexico may surprise him.

Tattoos Can Cause Trouble for Immigrants

Legally immigrating to the United States can be a long and difficult process. To add to the difficulty for immigrants, tattoos can also play a role in their being denied a green card to the become United States citizens.

A Sensible Marijuana Policy, From Uruguay

Palisades Hudson Financial Group

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has a plan to reduce crime related to illegal marijuana trafficking in his country: get rid of the illegal trafficking by making marijuana sales legal.

Mexican Drug Cartels' Stake in the US: One Trillion Dollars

New America Media

Recent media reports of money laundering activities involving US banks and Mexico's drug cartels point to a disturbing trend. NAM contributor Louis Nevaer says that everything taken into account, the amounts involved rival investments made by some of the US's largest trade partners.

Mexico Fails to Tackle Increased Levels of Violence Against Women

Amnesty International

The Mexican authorities have failed to protect women from increasing levels of violence and discrimination or to ensure those responsible face justice, says Amnesty International in a report to the UN.

Mexico Still Far From Fair Elections

Center for Economic Policy and Research

With Pena Nieto's election marred by media bias and voter fraud, Mexico's ailing economy is hobbled by democratic deficit.

The Battle Over the US Constitution


Claiming to speak for the Constitution, the Right has convinced many Americans of an upside-down account of what the Framers were doing – and timid historians have let these false impressions harden into conventional wisdom.

Without IDs From Home, Mexicans Struggle in US

Associated Press

Many Mexican immigrants are struggling on two fronts: Not only are they living illegally in the United States but they're also lacking Mexican identification documents.

Pena Nieto's Weird Interview With CNN

McClatchy Newspapers

President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto gave a brief interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, and his stuttering performance has set tongues wagging in Mexico.

Apologies to Mexico: The Drug Trade and Gross National Pain

There are so many things I could apologize for, from the way the Monsanto has contaminated your corn to the persecution of your citizens, but right now I'd like to apologize for the drug war, the 10,000 waking nightmares that make the news and the rest that don't.

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