Author: E. Adrian Calcaneo

El Chapo’s Arrest a Turning Point for U.S.-Mexico Ties — Fusion.

The arrest of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the head of the Sinaloa cartel, on Saturday was an event of enormous importance in the Mexican government’s fight against organized crime.Mexican public opinion had long ago decided that this government, and the previous one, were not serious about hunting for Guzmán, preferring the relative stability and lower-violence approach of the Sinaloa cartel to the more militaristic style of other cartels, such as the Zetas.That the government would go after, and successfully capture El Chapo shows that this perception is fundamentally flawed, and that the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto...

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Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman captured in Mexico | Fox News

U.S. and Mexican authorities captured the world’s most powerful drug lord at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico on Saturday after a massive search through the home state of the man whose global organization is the leading supplier of cocaine to the United States.Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, 56, looked pudgy, bowed and much like his wanted photos when he arrived in Mexico City from Mazatlan in Sinaloa state. He was marched by masked marines across the airport tarmac to a helicopter waiting to whisk him to jail.via Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman captured in Mexico | Fox...

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Now is the Time for the U.S. to Embrace Mexico | AS/COA

In office barely a year, Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto is pursuing aggressive reforms for breakout growth through greater competitiveness. Washington should do all it can to help him succeed, because Mexico’s expansion is good for the US.Already our second largest export market after Canada, US imports from Mexico contain some 40 per cent of US content (from China it’s 4 per cent). In many industries, joint production and supply chains have developed to such an extent that we don’t just trade things together, now we design and make things together, in high value-added products like aerospace, automobiles, and...

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Una reforma crucial | Opinión | EL PAÍS

México ha puesto en marcha una de las iniciativas más ambiciosas de su historia reciente: la reforma del sector energético. El presidente, Enrique Peña Nieto, presentó el pasado lunes su propuesta para abrir al capital privado la producción de hidrocarburos y poner fin a 75 años de monopolio estatal.El asunto toca la fibra más íntima del país, que conmemora cada año la expropiación petrolera de 1938 como símbolo del orgullo patrio. Pero este bagaje sentimental ha acabado convirtiéndose en un lastre para el desarrollo. La estatal Pemex es un gigante obsoleto y afectado por la corrupción. Baste señalar que...

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