Villa, third from right, and fellow revolutionaries.

Making peace with the Mexican Revolution

My great-granduncle Aureliano Muñiz, whose identification card appears on this page, was a veteran of the Mexican Revolution, which began November 20, 1910, and concluded 10 years later. He and FULL STORY

Cartel violence continues in northeast.

Zetas-Gulf Cartel fight continues in northeast

Reprinted from InSight Crime The ongoing decline of the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas has left northeastern Mexico without a single dominant criminal force. But the crime groups’ longstanding rivalry has continued to see FULL STORY

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the consummate political insider

2018 presidential race is growing chaotic

Mexico’s 2018 campaign season has not officially begun, but the race for the presidency is already a nail-biter, featuring a powerful ruling party, dozens of independent aspirants – including two FULL STORY

Is Donald Trump hoping to trade dreams for bricks?

Is Trump holding ‘dreamers’ hostage?

Fulfilling one of United States President Donald Trump’s campaign promises, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The initiative, FULL STORY

The dreaded 404 error page.

Hurricanes, quakes — and 404 errors

What a week: hurricanes and earthquakes have dominated the news (rather than homicides, which I see as a marginal improvement). But much less obvious have been the 404 errors, although FULL STORY

mexican police

New security spending not delivering gains

Reprinted from InSight Crime A recent report by a think tank in Mexico underscores that increased security spending has done little to temper escalating rates of violence in the country, suggesting that FULL STORY