Feminicide: A Shared Obsession for Roberto Bolaño and Sergio González Rodríguez

October 10, 2016

“Reality is so bereft of humanity, so barbaric, that we cannot grasp it without the delicacy of art. Through art we can feel the loss, and we can understand it without falling prey to sensationalism,” explained filmmaker Lourdes Portillo when I interviewed to her in 2009. My whole life has been shaped by art and literature, and it is no coincidence that one documentary – Lorudes Portillo’s Señorita Extraviada (Missing Young Woman, 2001) – changed the course of my life.

Si los Muertos y los Desaparecidos Votaran

October 10, 2016

Todo seguidor de Los Simpsons sabe que Bob Patiño ha intentado asesinar a Bart en numerosas ocasiones. De hecho, en el capítulo 108 de la quinta temporada, Bob sale de prisión y gana la elección a la alcaldía de Springfield venciendo al corrupto y vividor Alcalde Diamante. Ya acomodado en el puesto empieza a hacerle la vida imposible a Bart.

North American Regional Security: A Trilateral Framework

October 5, 2016

Richard J. Kilroy, a professor of regional and analytical studies at the National Defense University, Abelardo Rodríguez Sumano, a professor of international studies and international security at the University of Guadalajara, and Todd S. Hataley, an adjunct professor at the Royal Military College of Canada and research fellow at the Centre for International and Defense Policy at Queen’s University, discuss the security relations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico in North American Regional Security: A Trilateral Framework.

Constitutional Debate in Mexico: The Experience of Iturbide's Empire (1821-1823)

October 5, 2016

Mexico is a country with a rich constitutional history.[1] The first constitution enacted in Mexican territory -when it was still called New Spain- was the 1812 Spanish Constitution. In 1814, insurgent rebels published their own rival constitution in Apatzingán (in the present day state of Michoacán). Once Mexico achieved independence in 1821, political debate assumed that the first challenge for the new nation was the drawing up of constitution.

Is Mexican Narco-Violence Terrorism?

October 5, 2016

Since the 1990s, Mexican drug cartels have become billion dollar operations and their capacity has grown dramatically. In 2006, president Felipe Calderón Hinojosa began deploying the military and federal police to perform counter-narcotics operations in various regions of the country. The armed conflict that ensued converted many communities into virtual war zones and left hundreds of thousands dead, missing, or displaced from home and community.

Overcoming the Sociological Problematization of Latin America

October 5, 2016

More than ten years ago I started to reflect on how sociology is seizing Latin America as an object of study. My goal was to acquire more knowledge about sociology in and about Latin America. But, perhaps at least as importantly, my goal was also to understand how sociology is representing the region and how it is participating in its transformation. At a more conceptual level, I was interested in how sociology selects social problems and suggests social change. Ultimately, this is helping me forge opinions about knowledge and social sciences.

En Siete Años, Ni Una Sola Sentencia Por Secuestro en Guerrero

October 5, 2016

Aunque parezca sorprendente, de 2006 a 2013 ni un solo secuestrador ha sido condenado en el Estado de Guerrero. A través de la solicitud de transparencia con folio 0013214, la Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado de Guerrero (PGJEG) ha revelado que de 1990 a 2013 han sido emitidas 76 sentencias condenatorias. De esas sentencias ninguna fue emitida durante los últimos siete años, lo cual nos pone de manifiesto un sistema de procuración de justicia prácticamente inoperante, al menos en el tema de secuestro.

Interview with Don Bartletti on Central American Immigration to the U.S.

October 4, 2016

While many eyes are turned towards the humanitarian crisis engulfing the Middle East and extending into Europe, many have lost focus on the humanitarian crisis that is taking place in the United States, Mexico, and Central America. Although less immigrant children from the Central American countries of Guatemala due to tougher border control, Honduras, and El Salvador are being apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border, that does not mean less children are attempting the journey.


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