Monthly Archives: March 2021

March 28, 2021

Mexico & the United States: Zero Options

Mexico Today –  March 30 , 2021 Luis Rubio  When divorce is out of the question, the two parties have to find a way to compromise. That’s been the logic that Mexico and the United States have followed regarding their shared border. A mere glance around the world proves there are much worse alternatives. Nevertheless, everything […]

March 21, 2021

Mexico’s President: from Bartender to Drunkard

Mexico Today –  March  24, 2021 Luis Rubio *In solidarity with José Ramón Cossio An old joke goes like this: a candidate offers constituents a choice of heaven or hell. The voter first visits heaven, finding everything calm and in order. Then he goes to hell, where he finds manicured gardens, tables full of mouthwatering dishes, […]

March 14, 2021

Three strikes against Mexico’s president

Mexico Today – March 17, 2021  The current moment in Mexico’s can be summed up in a tweet published last week: “President (Andrés Manuel López Obrador) prepared himself more thoroughly for (confronting the March 8) women’s march than for the (Covid-19) vaccine rollout”. López Obrador’s decision to build a formidable protective wall around Mexico’s National Palace […]

March 7, 2021

Starting Over

Mexico Today –  March  10, 2021 Observers and scholars of Mexican transition to democracy hold two views. One maintains that the transition ended the day when fair and contested elections were held in the late 1990s, allowing a peaceful transfer of power in the year 2000. The other argues that the Mexican political system has not […]