Refocusing the Public’s Perception of Corruption

November 09, 2012

Mexico’s President-Elect Pena Nieto has bold plans to reshuffle public perception of corruption away from the top leadership and towards the local government. Peña Nieto`s Three Opening Gambits Mexican President-Elect Enrique Peña Nieto seems to have already prepared three term-opening...

A Productive Term for Mexico’s Next President?

November 09, 2012

If Mexico’s next president can turn his ambition into effective policy, then his six-year term may be the most productive in the country’s recent history.  The story is all too familiar.  A conservative president launches a disastrous war against terrorism, killing tens of...

Social Activism and Establishment Media

November 09, 2012

A student movement in Mexico challenges the monopolization of traditional media through the use of social media and their rise provides an interesting study in media both old and new. Like a bizarro Tea Party mixed with the youthful cyber-savvy and anarchistic Occupy Movement, emerges the Yo Soy...

Mexico Faces a New President and an Uncertain Future

November 09, 2012

An outline of the elections in Mexico and President-Elect Enrique Peña Nieto. Background The party of Mexico’s 71-year civilian dictatorship is back.  On July 1, Peña Nieto of the Revolutionary Institution Party (PRI) claimed victory in presidential elections over...