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Mexican wolves, near extinction, are starting to come back home

El Daily Post - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 12:53pm

The Mexican wolf, or lobo, a smaller version of the gray wolf found further north, is making a slow comeback from near-extinction, thanks to a breed-and-release program carried out by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the American southwest. Now Mexico, where most lobos roamed in pre-Columbian times, is stepping up its own lobo […]

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Gun control is as ignored in Mexico as it is in the U.S.

El Daily Post - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 10:33am

Most Mexicans don’t want a gun. But Mexican criminals do. Unlike in the U.S., it’s hard for those criminals to get their guns legally. But like in the U.S., they get them easily. Also like in the U.S., they use them a lot. And like in the U.S., nobody’s doing much about it. Javier scoots […]

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Mexicans on Vicente Fox vs. Trump: Give ’em hell, Chente!

El Daily Post - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 9:22am

Vicente Fox may not have been the most popular president in Mexican history, but he’s something of a hero now thanks to his in-your-face verbal attack on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric and border wall fantasies. And that F-bomb? “It came from Vicente Fox’s soul,” observed one columnist. Mexicans backed former President Vicente […]

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Mexico’s surging debt is starting to reach 1994-95 crisis levels

El Daily Post - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 8:34am

Debt as a percentage of GDP has risen four times faster during the first half of the Peña Nieto administration as it did in the last half of Calderón’s term. That worries some analysts. Others aren’t too concerned. Everybody’s waiting to see if the recently announced spending cuts will help the situation. Mexico’s surging debt […]

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Mexico’s monarch butterflies are back, and in a big way

El Daily Post - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 7:00am

More than three and a half times the number of butterflies made the trip to Mexico this season over last year. But that’s still nowhere near the volume of 20 years ago. And illegal logging remains a threat. Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their wintering grounds in Mexico, after suffering serious declines, […]

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Maladroitness and opportunity

El Daily Post - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 4:03pm

The strangest thing about the Peña Nieto government is its total indifference toward its own legitimacy. It is probable that the presidential team’s calculation lies in the eventual redemption that the projects and reforms it has undertaken produce, but that would imply that its actions in past years would render results of their own and […]

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Hey, who turned out the Bolsa Mexicana lights . . . twice?

El Daily Post - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 3:15pm

The start of trading on the Mexican Stock Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana) was delayed by more than an hour Friday morning because of a power outage. Then the lights went out again later in the day for another 20 minutes. Traders were not amused. A 90-minute interruption in Mexican stock trading during the peak of earnings […]

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Give the (Indigenous) People What They Want

El Daily Post - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 3:09pm

Nearly every month, news arrives about another energy project delayed in Mexico on account of differences with indigenous peoples. The latest, on Feb. 23, involved IEnova, a Sempra Energy subsidiary, announcing that completion of the natural gas pipeline it is building for public power utility Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) through Sonora state will be delayed up […]

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Crime prevention: will it last?

El Daily Post - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 3:00pm

Surviving change. Yesterday, in a seminar on crime prevention organized by México Evalúa, a think tank, I participated on a rather unusual panel. The topic was not really technical, but political: how do you make prevention programs sustainable over the long run? More to the point, will the crime prevention policies of the current federal administration survive the change […]

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Organized, Mexico’s indigenous can force health care to exist

El Daily Post - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 1:38pm

At least one Chiapas community has found a way to begin to overcome the notorious lack of adequate health care in Mexico’s indigenous communities. With the help of an advocacy group, it has organized and demanded a functioning clinic, doctors who show up to work, a laboratory and a supply of medications. The strategy is […]

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Is it too much to say we’re in a new golden age of Mexican film?

El Daily Post - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 12:36pm

It’s not just González Iñárritu. Cuarón, Del Toro, Lubezki , García Bernal, Arriaga, Alcazar — they’re all big names on both sides of the border. And the thing is, the films they’re connected with are very good. If it’s not a golden age, it’s certainly a phenomenon. Movie buffs in Mexico are abuzz with the […]

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The U.S. Border Patrol may be closing a Tucson sector base

El Daily Post - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 9:00am

The base hasn’t been named, but it was the only one in a long stretch of border sites that was deemed “unfit” by an internal audit. Its closure — no sure thing — would not be a step toward a less militarized border. The motive is the dilapidated condition of the site. The Border Patrol’s […]

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Trump to Mexico: The border wall just got 10 feet taller

El Daily Post - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 6:02am

That was one of the messages that Donald Trump got in Thursday night during a Republican debate that the Associated Press describes in the following account as a Texas brawl. As is the case with most of what the GOP front-runner says, it’s hard to know how literally that statement about the wall getting taller […]

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Clinton talks about race; Sanders hews to his class message

El Daily Post - Fri, 02/26/2016 - 5:55am

The Democratic candidates have dramatically different strategies when it comes to addressing the issue of race. Hillary Clinton speaks bluntly about white privilege and bigotry while Bernie Sanders describes society’s problems in terms of class and income. CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have a similar agenda when it comes to issues of special concern […]

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Fox to Trump: You’re crazy! Sandoval says ‘No thanks.’

El Daily Post - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 5:40pm

Vicente Fox rips Donald Trump during television interview with Jorge Ramos MIAMI — In a scathing takedown of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, former President Vicente Fox told the television station Fusion that Trump is a “crazy guy” and urged Hispanics in the United States who support the billionaire real estate tycoon and reality TV star […]

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Biden’s message: Anti-Mexican rhetoric is not what U.S. is about

El Daily Post - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 4:20pm

He was in Mexico City Thursday and made it clear that most Americans consider the dominant Republican talking points on immigrants, especially Mexicans, to be, in the vice president’s words, “dangerous, damaging and incredibly ill-advised.” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that some U.S. campaign rhetoric about Mexico and immigrants has been “dangerous, damaging […]

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On the Risks of Developing Renewable Energy

El Daily Post - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 4:06pm

Investing in renewable energy sources is no easy task, particularly if a competitive power market is still being set up, as is the case in Mexico. Today we will take an eagle’s eye look at the main risks renewables companies face in this nascent market. Market risk relates to the potential for losses due to market […]

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Kidnapping in Mexico: far more than meets the eye

El Daily Post - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 2:40pm

Clashing numbers.  This week, there has been a very public spat between the government and a well-respected specialist NGO, Alto al Secuestro, about kidnapping numbers. According to official data, 107 kidnappings were reported across Mexico in January. Alto al Secuestro claims the correct number is 146.  According to that organization, the authorities made several significant methodological changes: no […]

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Is culture to blame for indigenous Mexico’s health care problem?

El Daily Post - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 2:35pm

The government sees the inferior medical attention plaguing Mexico’s indigenous communities as a result of cultural factors, not discrimination. Critics wonder why those cultural factors aren’t taken into consideration to provide the right kind of health care, instead of being blamed for not providing enough of it. It’s a fact — confirmed by international organizations […]

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Who’ll slow Trump? Rubio and Cruz get one more chance

El Daily Post - Thu, 02/25/2016 - 2:30pm

If Donald Trump performs well in the upcoming Super Tuesday primaries, many pundits view his march toward the Republican nomination as unstoppable. Tonight in Houston, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz get one final chance to change their fortunes as the Republicans stage another debate. LAS VEGAS — With Donald Trump’s grasp on the Republican presidential nomination tightening, the billionaire businessman’s […]

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