Public Opinion Woes for Mexico’s President

Public Opinion Woes for Mexico’s President

As Brazil’s search for a new president continues, a recent news report from Correio Braziliense reporter Gabriela Walker takes a look at the leadership of Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto, who has brokered a series of major policy reforms during his first two years in office but has received little love from public opinion polls. Indeed, as … Continue reading

EVENT: Carrie Kahn visits USD

EVENT: Carrie Kahn visits USD

USD—On Thursday, February 6, 2013, National Public Radio Mexico City correspondant Carrie Kahn spoke with University of San Diego students about her work over the last decade reporting on disasters and disaster relief efforts in the United States, Mexico and Haiti. Kahn’s  work on reporting disasters includes stories on Hurricanes Wilma, Rita, and Katrina in 2005, as well … Continue reading

Trip Report: UN Security Roundtable

Trip Report: UN Security Roundtable

TRIP REPORT: UN SECURITY ROUNDTABLE IN MEXICO CITY On Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15, I participated in a private workshop hosted by the United Nations Office of Drug Control Policy (UNODC) at the the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE). Other experts invited to the roundtable included Raul Benitez (UNAM), Jorge Chabat (CIDE), … Continue reading

The NSA in Mexico: If You Can’t Betray Your Friends…

The NSA in Mexico: If You Can’t Betray Your Friends…

Paraphrasing Bismarck: in statecraft, there are no amigos, only interests. This truism of realpolitick has been underscored by revelations in recent months that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been tapping the electronic and wireless communications of its closest allies, including Mexico. Documents released this summer by Richard Snowden, a former-U.S. government contractor now living in exile … Continue reading