Tag Archives: George W. Bush

Wayne: Why the Merida Initiative Should Not Be Scrapped

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS     Although it has been around for more than a decade, the Merida Initiative is one of the most poorly understand bilateral agreements ever established between Mexico and the United States. Signed into existence back in June 2008 by then-U.S. President George W. Bush and his then-Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderón, the multifaceted security cooperation accord was intended to

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Who Are the ‘Willing’ in Central Europe?

By JACQUES GOODLOE     Special to Pulse News Mexico     The idea of an “axis of the willing against illegal migration” composed of Italy, Germany and Austria has been proposed by Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s right populist leader. He spoke about this with German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, a Bavarian conservative who shares the Austrian chancellor’s views on tighter border controls. Kurz said fighting illegal

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