May 5, 2019

Mexico Declares Victory Over Fuel Thieves. But Is It Lasting?

IRAPUATO, Mexico — Soon after taking office in December, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador declared war on fuel theft, an enduring scourge that had been costing the nation billions of dollars a year.

Thieves had launched a particularly damaging attack, draining 1.5 million gallons of gasoline through a single illegal tap over 10 hours and immediately elevating the...

May 3, 2019

Venezuela crisis: Defiant Maduro appears with soldiers

Mr Maduro called on the armed forces to defeat "any coup plotter", following two days of clashes between opposition and pro-government forces.

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó tried on Wednesday to spark a military rebellion and force Mr Maduro from office.

Mr Guaidó has urged public employees to strike to undermine the government.

But Mr Maduro praised the army's loyalty. "No-on...

October 12, 2018

So, after a very long break from the podcast because i had way to much work the last few months, we are back with a brand new episode on the election of AMLO and in Mexico and the future of security cooperation with the USA with Senior Fellow Eric Olson from the Wilson Center in DC. We spoke alot about why Mexico is in so much trouble and what AMLO needs to do and what he is likely to do. Oh yeah, all of this in the context of...

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