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Peru Accuses Mexico of Meddling in Its Internal Affairs

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who has repeatedly accused the European Parliament, the United States, Spain and a slew of other countries of “meddling” in Mexico’s internal affairs, found himself with the shoe on the other foot on Friday, Dec. 9, after Peru’s Foreign Ministry called in his ambassador to Lima, Pablo Monroy, and ordered

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Preventive Detention, a Means of Control and Abuse in Latin America

By MARK LORENZANA In March of this year, the government of El Salvador, headed by President Nayib Bukele, declared a state of emergency after police recorded a total of 62 homicides in a single day. It marked the most violent day in 30 years for the Central American country, which has contended with criminal gangs for decades. El Salvador has

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On the Mark: Mexico Beats Panama, Upsets US in FIBA AmeriCup

By MARK LORENZANA Fans of Mexican basketball have a lot to celebrate lately. On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 4, the Mexican National Basketball Team defeated Panama, 65-60, in the group stages of the ongoing 2022 FIBA AmeriCup Tournament in Recife, Brazil. Previously known as the FIBA Americas Championship, the FIBA AmeriCup takes place every four years between national teams

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Mexico’s Unlikely Diplomat

OPINION By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Never mind that he has absolutely no diplomatic experience or training. Never mind that he knows nothing about the current armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. And never mind that he has set as his “chief priority” the objective of making Wikipedia pay more heed to Mexican history (rather than such petty issues as bilateral trade,

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A Fare-Thee-Well Lucheon for a Departing Diplomatic Wife

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS After seven years in Mexico, the head of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation in Mexico, Norbert Schneider, and his wife Yudith Malamud, will be leaving the country early next week. Schneider is being transferred by the World Bank to Panama, along with Malamud and their three children, Joseph, Jennifer and Jonathan. But before she left, Malamud

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AMLO Calls Austrian President Selfish, Anticultural

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Not content to have offended Panama last week by having likened its foreign minister to the Spanish Inquisition for rejecting his proposed ambassador, disgraced university professor and accused sexual assailant Pedro Salmerón Sanginés, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — always the diplomat (NOT) — insulted the government of Austria on Monday, Feb. 7, calling it “selfish”

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