Mexican Neo Nazis and New Socialists?

If you’re a student of World War II history, when you think Nazis and Latin America your mind should race to Argentina. To this day, Argentina has a significant anti-Semitism problem that is fueled by a small, but surprisingly influential group of old guard Nazi and anti-Jewish interests. The death of Alberto Nisman, the Jewish Argentine prosecutor …

Mexicoleaks Takes Aim at Capitalism, Free Markets?

An organization of Mexican civil society groups are gearing up for a seemingly innocent anti-corruption campaign when, in reality, they may end up hurting efforts to expand freedom, rule of law, and capitalism. This is not the first organization in the region, nor will it be the last, to dedicate itself to uncovering corruption. There are …

Mexico: Release US Marine Immediately or Should Face Political Consequences, Including an “Immigration Tax”

Mexico wants to play tough guy with the United States over the unlawful detaining of former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi. I’ve been watching Spanish-language news on this matter and it is clear they want to make political points on immigration and other issues. It is going to politically backfire. Mexico wants a lot from the …

Morning Musings

Juarezgate – if you have followed this blog since 2008, then you know that one of the ongoing threads is an effort to highlight certain global events that the mainstream media, as well as the politicians in this town, tend not to focus on at all. The Western Hemisphere is a great case in point. This …

Mexico and Other Nations Owe the United States

When a child is bullied, sooner or later, that child instinctively knows that he or she must put a stop to it or it will continue and escalate. Parents or school officials can do little to stop it. As soon as the child take a stand, generally, the bully moves on. The GOP needs to take …

U.S. and Mexican Authorities Tracking Down Stolen Radioactive Materiel

Someone, or some group, in Mexico has stolen a truck transporting an undetermined amount of cobalt-60 used in medical procedures. Every time an incident such as this one happens somewhere in the Americas, it should make you think. I doubt, however, that there will be much media coverage or attention about it. According to the International …

Nations spy on each other. Big deal. No Apology for Brazil’s President

Nations spy on each other. Big deal. In fact, societies have been doing so since before the creation of the modern nation-state. Someone in the Obama Administration should remind counterparts in Mexico and Brazil that without it, the world as we know it would cease to exist. According to numerous news accounts, Mexico and Brazil …