Cienfuegos catch and release reveals dysfunction in US-Mexico security cooperation

In a stunning reversal, the Department of Justice announced it would drop charges against former Mexican defense minister Salvador Cienfuegos just one month after the US arrested him for allegedly colluding with drug cartels. Notably, ....

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4 more years of Andrés Manuel López Obrador? Part 2: Security

The festering security crises in Mexico are ominous. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) campaigned to end the so-called drug war strategy against bloodthirsty narcotraffickers. He has described his security policy as “hugs, not bullets” ....

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4 more years of Andrés Manuel López Obrador? Part 1: Economy

President Trump and his Mexican counterpart, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), will put on smiles, if not masks, as they meet this week in Washington to showcase cooperation on trade and immigration. Trump can argue ....

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Mexico set to squander gains of USMCA

The United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) takes effect on Wednesday. After years of intense negotiations, cajoling, and sometimes outright intimidation, the Trump administration’s signature trade negotiation replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) heads for ....

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