SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The information leaks released by former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden have created a diplomatic crisis that encompasses 35 countries, including Mexico. The issue is that the NSA conducted surveillance programs on multiple...
MEXICO City, Mexico - Listening to the fireworks for the Virgen de Guadalupe last night from my hotel room in Mexico City, one could have mistaken them for the tumult occurring at the same time in the House of...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The elections held in July 2013 in fourteen states of the Mexican Republic had winners and losers as is the case in any democratic political contest. Although it is normally believed that the winners are those...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s State Department has issued a new travel warning about the security situation in Mexico. The warning gives an overview of the situation in each state. In Tamaulipas, the document states the...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Recent visits to Mexico by President Xi Jinping of China and U.S. President Barack Obama have reset the coordinates of Mexican commerce, the Mexican economy and Mexico’s foreign policy. As discussed in the May edition of...
EDINBURG, RGV - On this Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, we remember the Mexicans defeating French imperialist forces. Today, more recent events dominate our thoughts. President Barack Obama finally journeyed to Mexico. Yes, finally. That is good news....
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Mexico during the first week of May, making his first trip to Mexico during his second term. Meanwhile, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto recently visited China and Japan. On one hand,...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Presidents Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto began their presidential terms at about the same time. Mr. Obama embarks on his second four year term while Enrique Peña Nieto begins his six year term. Even though...
EDINBURG, RGV - A devastating hurricane swept the eastern Yucatan coast of Mexico a few years ago. In my class, one young, Mexican-American student, quite concerned, moaned aloud, “oh, NO!” I believed him quite sympathetic. I answered: “yes, it is...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The recent decision by the Mexican Supreme Court in the Cassez case shocked the country in a way that had not occurred since the same court decided to validate a labor resolution in favor of...

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