Author Archives: Yann Kerevel

Enrique Peña Nieto’s Record as Governor of Mexico State

Via today’s Washington Post: “With the July 1 presidential vote only weeks away, Peña Nieto holds a solid double-digit lead in the polls. But Mexican voters and U.S. observers confess that they do not really know what the candidate stands … Continue reading

Posted in Elections in Latin America, Mexico

It is safe to travel to Mexico

It is actually quite sad that people are still writing about travel safety in Mexico.  When was the last time you planned a vacation to Ciudad Juarez or Nuevo Laredo? The answer is probably never. The more relevant question is, … Continue reading

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Mexican Beatlemania

Last night, roughly 200,000 people jammed the Zocalo, the central square of Mexico City, to attend a free show by Paul McCartney held on Mother’s Day. To see more pictures of the event, go here. One thing that any visitor … Continue reading

Posted in Latin American Music, Mexico

Peña Nieto, the Mexican Green Party, and rent-seeking in Mexico’s 2012 elections

“Vales de medicinas para todos”, or “drug vouchers for all” has been a staple of The Mexican Green Party’s (PVEM) platform for several years, and now that Peña Nieto and the PRI are running in alliance with the PVEM for … Continue reading

Posted in Elections in Latin America, Health Issues in the Americas, Mexico, Uncategorized

The 1st Mexican presidential “debate” of 2012

The run-up to last night’s debate was overshadowed by two main issues: the controversy over which channels would air the debate, and that this is only one of two debates that will take place during the campaign. Televisa and TV … Continue reading

Posted in Elections in Latin America, Latin American Media, Mexico, North America