Politics & Society DispatchesJan-Albert HootsenSeptember 22, 2017
Reports of a girl trapped in the rubble of a collapsed school in Mexico City captured the world's attention, but the story was created by bad journalistic and government practices.
Politics & Society DispatchesJan-Albert HootsenSeptember 06, 2017
Residents of coastal towns return to find toppled RV’s, convenience stores without roofs and furniture scattered over the road.
Politics & Society DispatchesJan-Albert HootsenAugust 29, 2017
Nafta has been the world’s most valuable trade deal, and its consequences are more deeply felt in Mexico than in the United States or Canada.
Politics & Society Features
How Bishop Ruiz built the church in Southern Mexico long before Pope Francis spoke of the peripheriesJan-Albert HootsenAugust 08, 2017
Bishop Ruiz preached “evangelization by the poor,” instructed his priests to study local indigenous languages and trained hundreds of catechists and deacons.
Politics & Society DispatchesJan-Albert HootsenAugust 02, 2017
Many Mexicans who lived most of their lives in the United States have been forced to return to a country they hardly know.
Politics & Society DispatchesJan-Albert HootsenJune 22, 2017
Thieves are puncturing fuel pipelines in Mexico and siphoning profits from the national oil company.
Politics & Society DispatchesJan-Albert HootsenMay 30, 2017
I regularly report on violence against journalists in Mexico. But Javier’s death came as a personal blow to me.
Politics & Society DispatchesJan-Albert HootsenMay 03, 2017
Mexicans are no stranger to widespread corruption, which costs the country a staggering $100 billion per year, according to last year’s National Corruption Forum. Governors are especially likely to become involved with graft.
Politics & Society DispatchesJan-Albert HootsenApril 05, 2017
As next year’s presidential election draws ever closer, former Mexico City mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador may be the number one candidate.