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    The Mexican left should beware nationalism’s crushing embrace

The Mexican left should beware nationalism’s crushing embrace

The history of the left in Mexico shows that embracing nationalism can lead to the lack of a distinct programme and the misreading of opponents as potential allies, writes William A. Booth.

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    Poetic notions of death in Mexico no longer fit the grim reality of everyday drug violence

Poetic notions of death in Mexico no longer fit the grim reality of everyday drug violence

The romantic idea of death as the quintessence of Mexicanness masks real suffering in a country where senseless death has become commonplace, writes Myriam Lamrani.

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    Funding Trump’s Mexico border wall though an import tax would only hurt ordinary Americans

Funding Trump’s Mexico border wall though an import tax would only hurt ordinary Americans

Construction of a US-Mexico border wall was a cornerstone of Donald Trump’s election campaign. But with Mexico refusing to pay for it, his government has proposed to recoup the cost through a 20 per cent tax on Mexican imports. The reality is that this tax would be paid by US importers, raising costs for US consumers and businesses, writes Stuart Brown.

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    Brexit could hit investment, trade, aid, and integration in Latin America, but there will also be opportunities

Brexit could hit investment, trade, aid, and integration in Latin America, but there will also be opportunities

Brexit is likely to affect foreign direct investment, trade, and development funding in Latin America, aside from being politically influential. But despite the negatives, it may also provide opportunities to strengthen ties with the UK, writes Michelle Campbell.

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    Daniel Ortega’s latest election win in Nicaragua is rooted in his traumatic defeat three decades ago

Daniel Ortega’s latest election win in Nicaragua is rooted in his traumatic defeat three decades ago

Daniel Ortega’s landslide victory in Nicaragua’s recent elections reflects what he learnt from his devastating loss to Violeta Chamorro in 1990, writes Eline van Ommen.

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    The population centres that Columbus found in 1492 persist as major cities in the Americas

The population centres that Columbus found in 1492 persist as major cities in the Americas

It may not be possible to change centuries-old spatial distributions of economic activity, argue William F. Maloney and Felipe Valencia Caicedo.

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    Mexico and the US must realise that NAFTA is the solution not the problem

Mexico and the US must realise that NAFTA is the solution not the problem

Former President of Mexico (1988-94) Carlos Salinas de Gortari, one of the architects of the North American Free Trade Agreement, argues that NAFTA’s significant achievements have been underplayed.

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    The wall with Mexico is a utopian project for Trump’s supporters

The wall with Mexico is a utopian project for Trump’s supporters

One of Donald Trump’s signature policies during the Republican’s presidential primary race has been the construction of a border wall with Mexico, which he claims would end the flow of undocumented immigrants into the US.

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    Genocide is the tip of the iceberg: reviewing the Guatemalan case

Genocide is the tip of the iceberg: reviewing the Guatemalan case

In 2013 the former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos-Montt was tried in a national court for genocide and crimes against humanity. He was found guilty and sent to prison, but the verdict was quickly overturned on technical grounds.

The Bitter Aftertaste of Sugar

Sugar is a commodity in high demand all over the world, and sweets are often associated with good tidings and celebration. In the production of this much-coveted substance, however, there are a great deal of labor violations taking place. Sugar production historically has had well-documented links to slavery.

December 16th, 2015|LAC and the world|0 Comments|