Post Tagged with: "mexico"

Review – Land and Freedom

Review – Land and Freedom

An excellent piece of comparative scholarship that pulls no critical punches when it comes to addressing the contradictions which underlie these rural movements.

The Forgotten Story of ‘Me Llamo Martina Sola’

The Forgotten Story of ‘Me Llamo Martina Sola’

Outside of Latin America telenovelas are perceived as a generic product. But each country possesses a unique form of telenovela, identifiable by its stylistic attributes.

NAFTA’s Future and Regional Security Cooperation

NAFTA’s Future and Regional Security Cooperation

The ultimate fate of NAFTA might be that the forces it has unleashed – mass migrations and transnational organized crime – are too powerful and destabilizing to contain.

The Developing World’s Tragic Engagement with Microcredit

The Developing World’s Tragic Engagement with Microcredit

The microcredit model has tragically failed. Governments now need to establish community-based financial institutions that can promote sustainable pro-poor development.

New Media and Latin American Violent Movements

New Media and Latin American Violent Movements

Social media have enabled Latin American violent movements to share their stories, whether this be the nobility of their causes or the extravagance of their lifestyles.

How to End Mexico’s Drug War

How to End Mexico’s Drug War

Mexico cannot afford to address its drug war with failed strategies. There is no alternative to state building. But this is a long term challenge which requires resources and high levels of political will.

Review – Mexican Cartel Essays and Notes

Review – Mexican Cartel Essays and Notes

Bunker’s anthology deftly illustrates the diverse economic interests of Mexico’s cartels, and the role these groups continue to play in destabilizing the societies and governments of infiltrated nation-states.

Review – Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico

Review – Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico

Robert J. Bunker’s wide ranging edited collection provides valuable insight into the activities of Mexican drug cartels and gangs – though the analysis is short on policy prescriptions.

Gang and TCO Activity in Mexico:  Should the U.S. Be Concerned?

Gang and TCO Activity in Mexico: Should the U.S. Be Concerned?

Dangerous Mexican gangs have successfully elevated themselves to the global security stage. Yet, nothing of Mexico was mentioned in the recent U.S. presidential election. Should American’s be more concerned?

An Election Short on Hope:  Mexico 2012

An Election Short on Hope: Mexico 2012

Mexico’s recent Presidential election returned the PRI back to power twelve years after the party was ousted. Numerous problems continue to plague the country. This election won’t change that.

AMERICA’S NEXT WAR

The American public is tired of war. Soon there will be no US forces in Iraq and the scheduled drawdown of troops in Afghanistan is being accelerated. In both cases American field commanders objected to the withdrawals, hoping to preserve tenuously held gains in those conflicts by retaining on site American combat capabilities.

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