Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Designs for Trump’s border wall are here. They fall into 4 categories.

*Why you should read this: Because despite the seriousness of the U.S.-Mexico wall, there were some laughable  concepts submitted this week for the federal government’s consideration. Because some of the designs, like the hammock wall, were surely done tongue-in-cheek. VL April 5, 2017 PRI’s The World Displayed with permission from GlobalPost Imagine the Great Wall

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Donald Trump Is the Opportunity Mexico Has Been Waiting for

*Why you should read this: Because Sam Quiñones, also a NewsTaco contributor, explains why Trump may end up being a good thing for Mexico’s political maturity. VL By Sam Quiñones, Foreign Policy (10 minute read)   In...

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Trump and Peña agree to not talk about the wall in public, while U.S. tourism to Mexico is in a drought

*Why you should read this: Because the U.S.-Mexico diplomatic standoff is not a one-sided story and you won’t hear this side from U.S. media. Because the smart thing to do is to be informed of all sides...

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Mexico reacts to Trump’s wall

*Why you should read this: Because it’s Mexico’s news media reaction to Donald Trump’s order to begin building the border wall and the Mexican government’s circling the wagons around Enrique Peña Nieto. Our partners at Once Noticias...

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Mexico’s President Cancels Meeting With Trump Over Wall

*Why you should read this: Because this is a very good blow-by-blow account of how  U.S.-Mexico relations came to this. Because president Trump is changing our politics and international relations faster than anyone anticipated. VL By Azam...

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Mexico Nightclub Shooting: Alejandra Villanueva, Teen From Denver, Killed in Attack

*Why you should read this: Because Alejandra is a tragic loss for the more than 55 million-strong U.S. Latino community. Because any loss to violence is tragic. VL By  Richie Duchon, Rima Abdelkader, Amy Calvin and Jacob Rascon,...

Friday, January 13th, 2017

For Mexico the U.S. relationship is about trade, immigration and dignity

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)  NAFTA, the Trumpian border wall and gun trade all came to a head for Donald Trump and his plans for relations with Mexico. We got a hint of it in the...

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Business, Government Leaders On Both Sides Of Border Brace For Trade Negotiations

*NAFTA was in Trump’s crosshairs since the beginning of his campaign. Everyone’s expecting big changes. VL By Jorge Valencia and Rodrigo Cervantes, Fronteras (1.5 minute read) MEXICO CITY — Business leaders and politicians on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The War of Santa Anna’s Leg Takes a Big Step Forward

*And then there’s this. It has nothing to do with the election, thank goodness, but that leg needs to go home. *smirk* VL By Will Conneros, The Wall Street Journal (5.5 minute read) SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—The War of Santa...

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Acapulco Beach Vendor Sells Empanadas in 10 Languages

*Check this kid out. He’s 15 and now has had many job offers since the story and a video went viral. VL By Mexico News Daily (3 minute read)  A young beach vendor from Acapulco has become a...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Groups Gather In Mexico City To Watch US Presidential Debate

*There’s been an unusually high interest from Mexico in the U.S. election. I was at the UNAM in August, participating in a two-day symposium on the U.S. election. They’re watching closely. VL By Rodrigo Cervantes, Fronteras (2.5 minute read)...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

This 12-Year-Old Boy Just Stood Up To 11,000 People

*Twelve years-old, he stood up to 11,000 protesters coming down the road. He did it because his uncle is gay. VL By Henry Pacheco, MiTu “I have an uncle who is gay. And I hate that people...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

‘Cállate, imbécil’: the best Mexican responses to Donald Trump’s visit

*This is rich. Mexican humor is ruthless and relentless, it’s awesome. And Mexicans saw Trump’s visit for what it was, puro circo. VL By Amber Jamieson, The Guardian (4 minute read) Mexicans furious that Donald Trump came to their...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Mexican president likely hurt by ‘ill-advised’ Trump meeting

*Yep, but when your approval rating is 23%, to quote Donald Trump, What do you have to lose? VL By Christopher Sherman and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press (3 minute read) MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto’s meeting with...

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