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News You Really Need To See: “Cartels Fracture in Mexico As Drug Kingpins Fall, And Violence Surges”

“Cartels Fracture in Mexico As Drug Kingpins Fall, And Violence Surges” The New York Times, August 13, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/world/americas/as-mexico-arrests-kingpins-cartels-splinter-and-violence-spikes.html “For years, the United States has pushed countries battling powerful drug cartels, like Mexico, to decapitate the groups by killing … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Cause of All Nations”

July 20, 2015 by Darius  In his book The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, historian Don Doyle seeks to destroy the notion that the American Civil War was a purely domestic affair.  Instead, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “‘El Bronco’ Bucks Mexico’s Party System”

“‘El Bronco’ Bucks Mexico’s Party System” The Washington Post, May 27, 2015, p.A6 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/el-bronco-says-atpercent-you-to-mexicos-political-parties/2015/05/25/1b96468c-ff09-11e4-8c77-bf274685e1df_story.html “The Bronco Bus pulled into the slum on the outskirts of town, and Mexico’s most curious candidate took the stage in front of a flashing neon-green horse … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Mexico Declares All-Out War After Rising Drug Cartel Downs Military Helicopter”

“Mexico Declares All-Out War After Rising Drug Cartel Downs Military Helicopter” The Guardian, May 4, 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/04/mexico-declares-war-rising-drug-cartel-downs-military-helicopter “Mexico has declared an all-out offensive against the relatively new drug cartel which shot down an army helicopter during a weekend of coordinated attacks … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “In Mexico’s Forest of the Disappeared”

“In Mexico’s Forest of the Disappeared” The Washington Post, December 13, 2014, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexicans-search-for-bodies-reveals-a-history-of-hidden-deaths/2014/12/11/146bd6fe-7eeb-11e4-b936-f3afab0155a7_story.html “They picked up spent shotgun shells and placed them in plastic baggies for safekeeping. They examined discarded bottles, charred sticks, and crusted, weather-worn clothes.  Over rocks and … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Mexico City Faces Growing Water Crisis”

“Mexico City Faces Growing Water Crisis” PBS Newshour, November 10, 2014 http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/mexico-city-water/ “Every day, long lines of water tankers fill up at pumping stations, 4,000 gallons on each truck, enough for two homes for about a week.  It’s not an emergency … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “In Latest Massacre in Mexico, Fears of a New Low”

“In Latest Massacre in Mexico, Fears of a New Low” The Washington Post, October 7, 2014, p.A10 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexico-finds-mass-graves-with-28-bodies-where-students-went-missing/2014/10/06/009b049f-a59d-482d-bd4c-3a10cbef0fe6_story.html “Massacres and mass graves are rarely a surprise in Mexico anymore.  The nation’s drug gangs have periodically used them as a public intimidation … Continue reading

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