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AMLO Offers Nothing New in Fourth State of the Nation Address

By MARK LORENZANA With his popularity dropping, violence growing and the country’s economy crashing, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 1, tried his hardest to put a positive spin on his administration’s shortcomings through his State of the Nation Address (Informe de Gobierno) at the National Palace in Mexico City. The 50-minute speech

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Mexican Authorities Fail to Arrest CJNG Leaders

By MARK LORENZANA The violence that erupted in the western Mexican states of Guanajuato and Jalisco on the night of Tuesday, Aug. 9, was reportedly the result of retaliatory actions by members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), in response to the alleged arrest of Ricardo Ruiz, alias “Double R,” and Gerardo González, alias “El Apá,” leaders of the

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