For a moment, let us leave the dead from the pandemic and the violence in Mexico in peace. There will be time to speak about them.
LAS VEGAS — Deportations won’t get you Latino votes. This is a lesson Democrats have to learn.
It was midnight in Washington and the impeachment trial was still being broadcast. Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, complained about the lateness of the hour: Sure, the trial was important, he said, but many Americans were no doubt already asleep.
Last April I attended a “mañanera,” one of the morning news conferences the president holds every weekday, for the first time. I asked López Obrador (or AMLO, as he is known) about the incessant violence that has shaken Mexico for decades.
President Donald Trump is an imperfect head of state, to say the least. He has made sexist comments about women (some of which were infamously caught on tape), as well as racist remarks about Mexican, Haitian and African immigrants.
Presidents, former presidents and other politicians with even the slightest semblance of authority don’t like to be questioned. These people have let power go to their heads; they can’t even imagine that they might be wrong or that they should be held accountable.
The story behind Evo Morales resignation as Bolivias president is a complicated one. Sure, there was a popular uprising following a foolishly rigged election on Oct. 20. But its also true that Morales was forced to resign in part because the military expressly wanted him to.
Mexicans are tired of the killing. The massacres earlier this year in Uruapan (where 19 people were killed) and Minatitlán (where 14 died) were a mere fraction of the many deadly tragedies that have shattered the nation.
It is by no means normal for a U.S. president to ask a foreign leader to launch an investigation into a political rival. But thats exactly what happened during a July 25 phone conversation between President Donald Trump and President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine.
MEXICO CITY — The honeymoon is still going strong. Surveys — and his strong support on social media — suggest that millions of Mexicans still back President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (or AMLO, as he’s known) and are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.