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Is Mexico set for an historic shift?

Latin America’s second largest economy will go to the polls on Sunday (1 July 2018) to choose its next president and a new congress. At a time of widespread disillusionment at unchecked corruption, poverty and violence Assistant Professor in New Rising World Powers Dr Thomas Long looks ahead to the election.


Mexico mass grave: Severed heads and 32 bodies found

A brief comment by Dr Ben Smith, Department of History, regarding the mass grace discovered in Mexico..


1940: the year Mexico legalised drugs, Dr Benjamin Smith investigates

Dr Benjamin Smith is reader of Latin American history in the History department, specialising in modern Mexican history. Here he investigates how on 5 January 1940, Mexico’s left-wing president, Lázaro Cárdenas, signed the new Federal Regulation of Drug Addiction into law.

Fri 21 Oct 2016, 09:51 | Tags: Mexico, Faculty of Arts, History

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman’s escape from a Mexican high security prison - Dr Benjamin Smith

"Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman’s escape from a Mexican high security prison presents both US and Mexican authorities with real challenges."

Tue 14 Jul 2015, 10:34 | Tags: Mexico, News, History

Thirty-nine witnesses "contradict Mexican government" reports

Dr Benjamin Smith, Associate Professor of Latin American History, discusses the situation in Mexico following the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students.

Tue 21 Apr 2015, 11:51 | Tags: Mexico, International, Current Affairs, History

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