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Brexit and Mexit

I have to admit that the attitudes of most lefty commentators on Latin America (including myself) about Brexit certainly are paradoxical. While we generally deplore the damages done to our own countries by various neo-liberal “trade agreements” and support nationalist movements, when it comes to British voters turning their backs on those trade agreements and turning nationalist, we immediately write off the “Leave” voters as a bunch of short-sighted racist yahoos.  1,487 more words

Economy & Business

More arms for the man

Despite a deepening economic crisis, marked by the continuous devaluation of the peso and impending cuts in public spending, and absent even an official war against drug traffickers, the Enrique Peña Nieto governent has bought over 1.3 billion dollars of U.S. 285 more words


Orlando, Veracruz... and the Bishops

The massacre at Madames’ bar in Veracruz three weeks ago (22 May) was initially written off as “narco-violence” both here and abroad, then promptly disappeared in the media.  847 more words


How To Teach About Gringolandia

By Conor Sanchez

“Profe, nos diga algo de gringolandia,” my students call out during class. “¿Es tuani?”

At least once or twice a week, I’m asked this question from students in class who want me to tell them something,  1,306 more words

Peace Corps

Hillary in America

As secretary of state, Clinton continued to administer the punishing security and economic policies put into place by her husband and his successor, George W. Bush, policies that have turned Mexico into a country of…

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5 Marzo 2016

¡Hola! It’s been quite some time since I last posted! But you know what they say…no news is good news! I think the less I post, the more I feel like I’m living a normal life instead of being on some surreal adventure that always has me on edge. 2,006 more words

Nothing to see here?

Nothing particularly new here (and MexFiles doesn’t take sides in U.S. elections… though the writer does), but there is a reason the U.S. presidential candidates worry us, one in particular. 404 more words