Mexico

“Operation Wetback”: Eisenhower’s 1950s Deportation Program, Trump’s Modern-Day Deportation Model

April 26, 2016

“Let me just tell you,” trumpeted Donald Trump at the Republican presidential debate in November, “that Dwight Eisenhower—good president, great president; people liked him. ‘I Like Ike,’ right? The expression ‘I Like Ike’—moved a million and a half illegal immigrants out of this country. Moved them just beyond the border. They came back. Moved them again, beyond the border. They came back. Didn’t like it. Moved them way south. They never came back.”1

Decriminalization of Marijuana in Mexico Leads to Greater Problems

April 26, 2016

In 2009, Mexico decriminalized the possession of small quantities of several drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and LSD in an attempt to combat police corruption and to put a greater focus on the more dangerous cartels and traffickers rather than the small-time users.

Watering the Classes: Mexico City's Water Shortage

April 26, 2016

The COP21, United Nations Conference on Climate Change concluded earlier this month in Paris. Ahead of the talks, Mexico released a national strategy on climate change, pledging to cap greenhouse gas emissions by 2026. Mexico was one of the first countries to submit its climate change plan in advance of the Paris talks and their pledged cap on greenhouse emissions has been met with praise from countries such as the United States.

Biodiversidad y Endemismo en el Estado de San Luis Potosí, México

April 26, 2016

Este trabajo examina la riqueza biológica del territorio potosino y argumenta sobre la relevancia que constituye contar con una metodología geográfica que permita ponderar los patrones espaciales de la biodiversidad del estado de San Luis Potosí, México.

Considerations for Mexican Legislative Politics: Selection Bias in Roll-Call Votes

April 26, 2016

Hegemonic party rule in Mexico relegated Congress to the role of rubber-stamp for most of the twentieth century. The secondary role of the legislative branch was parallel with a general lack of resources and interest for citizens and scholars to track the behavior of legislators.

La Vida No Vale Nada

—¡Pónchale las llantas, pónchale las llantas!— se escucha el grito desesperado de una mujer, mientras en el video se ve como un grupo de policías huyen de la escena donde, minutos después, se aprecia como un grupo de sicarios saca a un hombre de una casa. ¡Bam, bam, bam! Se alcanza a escuchar el tronido de las armas automáticas seguido del grito adolorido de la misma mujer. Otro asesinato más.

Big Wins for Mexican and Chilean Film Makers at 2016 Oscars

Amidst public allegations that the Oscars and other award shows lack diversity, two Mexican filmmakers have been quietly earning top ranks for the past three years. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, both Mexican, have won best director and best cinematographer for the past two and three years respectively. Not to mention that in 2014, another Mexican director, Alfonso Cuarón, won best director for his film, Gravity.

La Ciencia Política en México: un balance de su institucionalización en el Siglo XXI

La historia de la ciencia política en México inicia formalmente en 1951 cuando se funda la Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), subsecuentemente en los siguientes lustros se difuminó la disciplina de manera lenta en otras universidades estatales y privadas.

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