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The government we deserve/The unexpected virtue of ignorance

Lorena Ojeda, visiting scholar, history | April 1, 2015

At the most recent Oscars, the Academy recognized the talents of numerous Mexicans who worked on the acclaimed film Birdman. During his acceptance speech for the Best Director award, Alejandro González Iñárritu made two statements meant to resonate with Mexicans living on both sides of the Mexico-United States border. In regard to those Mexicans living … Continue reading »

Return of the PRI: How did this happen? What does it mean for Mexico?

Harley Shaiken, director, Center for Latin American Studies, professor in education and in geography | July 5, 2012

Twelve years ago, hundreds of thousands poured onto Mexico’s streets to celebrate the defeat of the PRI, the party that had governed for 71 increasingly autocratic and corrupt years. Now, it appears that the PRI is returning from the wilderness with a decisive, though still challenged, victory. How did this happen, and what does it … Continue reading »