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Algerian Envoy Marks Nation’s Revolution Anniversary

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Algerian Ambassador to Mexico Belkacem Belgaid offered a diplomatic reception at his residence on Thursday, Nov. 24, to mark the 68th anniversary of the start of that African nation’s 1954 revolution. During the reception, Belgaid explained that the Algerian Revolution, which cost the lives of one and a half million people before it ended eight years later,

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Is Mexico’s Fourth Transformation its Fourth Militarization?

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS There is no doubt that Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has favored the country’s military since taking office, constantly increasing its size, powers, budget and impunity. One of the obvious reasons for AMLO’s affinity for Mexico’s armed forces is the simple fact that a well-pampered military is very unlikely to stage a coup against a

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Ambassador Wilson’s 10 Tragic Days

By RICARDO CASTILLO One person not mentioned in Mexico during last Sunday’s official ceremony commemorating the 107th anniversary of the Feb. 9, 1913, Loyalty March was U.S. Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson. The ceremony held at Chapultepec Castle was a reenactment of the march led by then-democratically elected Francisco I. Madero from his home to the National Palace. The date also

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