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Bill of Rights Shaped by Mexico City Citizens Sends Shudders Through Conservative Heartlands

International Politics and Society

Constitutional reform may sound like a subject best confined to dusty university bookshelves, but in Mexico City it’s proving quite explosive. The Mexican capital’s new constitution reads like a progressive manifesto.

Former CIA Operative Argues Lee Harvey Oswald's Cuba Connections Went Deep


Ahead of the debut of ’JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald’ on the History channel, CIA operative Bob Baer spoke to TIME about why Oswald could have wanted to work with the Soviets and Cubans.

For Americans Living Illegally in Mexico, Life as an Immigrant Comes Easier

Here & Now

About 1 million Americans live in Mexico, and many of them do so illegally. But it’s much easier to navigate life in Mexico as an immigrant without proper documents than it is in the United States.

Ted Cruz Proposes 'El Chapo Act' to Pay for Mexico Wall By Seizing Narcos' Assets

San Diego Union-Tribune

Cash seized from notorious Mexican drug lords, such as El Chapo, could be used to cover the cost of Donald Trump’s border wall.

World Press Freedom Day: The Role of Media Is Only as Strong as the Desire for Truth

IPS World Desk

The media can provide a platform for a multitude of voices and perspectives to help strengthen tolerance, dialogue and critical thinking. They can also offer counter narratives to challenge the ideas promoted in violent extremism narratives.

Where Widespread Machismo Is Entrenched, Mexico's Focus Moves to the Trenches

The New York Times

Machismo has long been widespread in Mexican society. Male entitlement - reflected in telenovelas, movies, work settings, families and romantic relationships- has been tolerated, even celebrated. But times are changing for the Mexican macho man.

I Want to Believe: Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Appealing to So Many


Over half of American adults believe in at least one wacky theory, but why are these absurd and complex ideas are so appealing?

Census Highlights 'Extreme Poverty' Among Southern Mexico's Indigenous Population


A new census in Mexico’s southern state of Veracruz has for the first time measured economic status differences among ethnic groups, revealing staggeringly high rates of poverty within its indigenous community.

How Trump's Border Wall Demands Could Lead to a US Government Shutdown

The Takeaway

The deadline for Congress to pass a new federal budget is fast approaching, and recently, there appeared to be bipartisan support for a compromise. However, the White House introduced a new spending measure that seems to have scuttled that progress and could, potentially, result in a government shutdown.

Should Mexico's Lethal Military Force Really Be Deployed as Police?

The Conversation

The governing Revolutionary Institutional Party, which holds a majority of seats, is pushing for “fast track” approval of legislation that would formalize the role of the armed forces in law enforcement. Should the armed forces even have a law enforcement role?

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