Violence Tarnishes Mexico’s Elections: Eight Candidates Murdered, Many More Harassed – (SinEmbargo)

~ This article was first published by SinEmbargo on June 2, 2015 ~   By Isaí Lara, Rosario Mosso Castro, Inés García Ramos (All of Zeta, Special to SinEmbargo)   The electoral process underway in the country has been marked Continue reading

The 2015 midterm elections, the defeat of Peña Nieto…and of Mexico – by Jorge Carrasco Araizaga (Proceso)

~ This commentary was originally published by Proceso on June 4, 2015 ~ Mexico, D.F.—Even before the polls open on Sunday (June 7), the unfolding of the 2015 election foreshadows the defeat of the government of Enrique Peña Nieto. Contemplative, Continue reading

Why does organized crime attack Mexican civil society? – by Guillermo Trejo (EL PAÍS)

This article was published on 12 October 2014.   In Guerrero, Michoacán and Tamaulipas mafias aren’t just trafficking drugs. They also aspire to seize power at the local level. Everything seems to suggest that the municipal government and organized crime Continue reading