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The View from the North: Ill Tidings South of the Border

OPINION By SILVIO CANTO, JR. Down Mexico way, a recent Reforma newspaper story is causing a lot of commotion and major concern. The original story was published in Spanish, but Pulse News Mexico published an analysis in English. It’s bad news, to say the least. As Pulse News Mexico’s Mark Lorenzana wrote: “The U.S. government has evidence that allegedly links members

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The View from the North: Time for a Pinochet-Style Vote in Cuba

By SILVIO CANTO, JR. Back in 1988, General Augusto Pinochet had run Chile for 15 years. He had overthrown the Popular Unity government of President Salvador Allende in a controversial military coup in 1973 that gained international condemnation but was little understood by the outside world. Allende’s three-year presidency led to an extended period of social unrest and political tension

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The View from the North: AMLO’s Midterm Election Blues

By SILVIO CANTO, JR. Mexico held its largest midterm elections in history on Sunday, June 6, and the results weren’t great news for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). While his leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) did gain political territory by winning 11 or 15 governorships up for grabs, the party lost large swathes of ground in Mexico City and

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The View from the North: When You Lose the Dallas Morning News…

By SILVIO CANTO, JR. The Dallas Morning News once supported Republicans, like Governor Mitt Romney in 2002, and, of course, President George W. Bush, President George Bush and President Ronald Reagan. But in 2016, it went for Hillary Clinton, and then in 2018 for Beto O’Rourke. On Wednesday, March 24, its editorial page addressed the border issue this way: “President

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The View from the North: Jacobson Helps to Stir the Pot

By SILVIO CANTO, JR. The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden sent Roberta Jacobson, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico and now-Biden “border czar,” to Mexico on Tuesday, March 23. I guess that the delegation’s main topic of discussion was the current border “challenge.” Remember how well Roberta’s last big venture turned out? She negotiated the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba. We remember

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