The notorious leader of Mexico’s National Teachers Union, Elba Esther Gordillo, was arrested at the Toluca airport on Tuesday afternoon (after disembarking from her private jet) and charged with embezzlement of union funds amounting to more than $200 million dollars. “La Maestra” has long been a publicly reviled symbol of corruption whose formidable political power has […]

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The current administration’s directive is to mention violence as little as possible, however, President Peña Nieto did admit in a speech made in Aguascalientes on February 13 that the country is living through some deplorable “scenes” of violence, and announced his plan to “achieve a peaceful Mexico.”   The SEGOB’s (Department of the Interior) new […]

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Yesterday (February 5) Mexico’s Attorney General, Jesús Murillo Karam, announced at a press conference that experts had determined the cause of the explosion at Pemex administrative building B2 on January 31 to be “an accumulation of flammable gas [possibly methane] in the basement” which provoked a “diffuse explosion.” He added that “there was no crater […]

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This has been a week of particular disgrace for Mexican politicians, truly descending to the lowest expectations of their cynical constituents. It began with reports that there are 27 “special” legislative committees which have never met, but have charged taxpayers 5.6 million pesos in the last month. Then came the first official day back at […]

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We’re all used to plenty of finger-pointing in politics, but Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) leader Subcomandante Marcos has taken it to another level. There’s something refreshing about this brazenly immature form of political communication, which aside from the eye-catching graphic (is that digital hair on Marcos’s forearm?) includes not one, not two, but THREE […]

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On January 16, the group of hacker-activists who call themselves Anonymous Mexico infiltrated the Department of Defense (SEDENA) website and posted a manifesto from the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) which apparently remained online for two hours. The group also tweeted that they had stolen the content on the SEDENA server and that they plan […]

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On January 14, the Department of the Interior (SEGOB) confirmed it will be creating a Mexican intelligence agency, the Centro Nacional de Inteligencia (CNI) that is intended to become a Mexican version of the CIA.   The new agency will be controlled by the SEGOB (which was just given a budget of more than 62,000,000,000 […]

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