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By Jorge G. Castañeda - Jun 25,2022
MEXICO CITY — Gustavo Petro, a veteran left-wing politician and ex-guerrilla, has been elected Colombia’s next president, defeating his opponent — the eccentric right-wing populist Rodolfo Hernández Suárez — by a small but uncontested margin.
By Jorge G. Castañeda - Apr 09,2022
MEXICO CITY — If former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva reclaims the post in this October’s election (as now seems likely), and if Colombia’s leftist presidential candidate, Gustavo Petro, wins in May, their victories would build on a wave that began with Mexican Pr
By Jorge G. Castañeda - Dec 22,2021
MEXICO CITY — Chile has long been something of a bellwether in Latin America.
By Jorge G. Castañeda - Oct 03,2021
MEXICO CITY — Since the first days of Joe Biden’s presidency, his administration has insisted that the growing number of migrants being apprehended at the US-Mexico border is not a “crisis”, but rather a normal, seasonal spike.
By Jorge G. Castañeda - Aug 16,2021
MEXICO CITY — In the Caribbean, summer is when things happen. As the weather heats up and hurricanes pass through, passions tend to flare and crises erupt. Yet, such crises rarely occur in more than one country at a time, and the dangers they pose are generally limited.
By Jorge G. Castañeda - Apr 06,2021
MEXICO CITY — With the United States beset by the COVID-19 pandemic, a deep economic recession, and heightened racial tensions, many observers predicted, some in hope, others resignedly — that the 2020 elections would bring about a significant change in the country’s social contr
By Jorge G. Castañeda - Dec 27,2020
MEXICO CITY — US President-elect Joe Biden made a “return to normalcy” one of his election campaign’s leitmotifs. After four years of President Donald Trump’s bald-faced lies, juvenile bullying, gratuitous cruelty, and perilous volatility, it was certainly an appealing promise.
By Jorge G. Castañeda - Sep 30,2020
MEXICO CITY — Henry James once reportedly said, “If you scrape Europe, you will find history.
By Jorge G. Castañeda - Mar 15,2020
MEXICO CITY — On March 20, the Organisation of American States (OSA) will convene a special general assembly to elect a secretary general.
By Jorge G. Castañeda - Dec 22,2019
MEXICO CITY — By approving the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the US House of Representatives has removed a major potential obstacle to the trade pact.

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