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The US Must Not Forsake Afghanistan

By EARL ANTHONY WAYNE One year after the fall of Kabul and departure of U.S. troops, the United States still has an important policy and action agenda regarding Afghanistan, but with less leverage in a country suffering serious problems. Millions in Afghanistan face the dire effects of a devastating humanitarian and economic crisis. The Taliban government is focused on installing

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AICM Agents Accuse Superiors of Extorting Migrants

By MARK LORENZANA Agents of Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) accused their superiors on Thursday, June 9, of heading a corruption network to extort migrants. According to the complaint, managers are forcing employees to charge up to $1,000 to facilitate the transit of undocumented passengers. In addition to the complaint are various

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AMLO’s Tren Maya: An Unlawful Act of Ecocide

By ALEJANDRO ENVILA FISHER On Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day, Mexico — once again — will have nothing to celebrate. The fact that the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has decided to complete ignore and override a definitive suspension granted by a federal court’s legal injunction 884/2022 against the works of Section Five of the Tren Maya

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No Deals with Gangs, but NGO Wants Coke Legalized

By RICARDO CASTILLO Everyone in Mexico knows that drugs and violence go hand-in-hand. For the most part, the general public either hears about the latest “record” drug seizure (they get bigger all the time) or the surging number of gory gang-versus-gang executions, including beheadings, dismemberments and similar atrocities that would make the United States’ National Enquirer look like a Pollyanna

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Mexican National Guard on Hold for a Few More Days

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF     Despite serious concerns expressed by both national and international civil and human rights organizations, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) controversial new security force, the National Guard (GN), is expected to be implemented within a week, but will remain on hold for a few more days. “We have decided to wait until the

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Building US-Mexico Cooperation on Education, Innovation and Workforce Development

By EARL ANTHONY WAYNE     Former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C. (On Jan. 25, Ambassador Wayne offered a conference on bilateral cooperation in the fields of education, innovation and workforce development at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute’s Innovative Forum. This is a transcript of that presentation.) During my years as

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