Mexico

Roma is being celebrated for all the wrong reasons, writes Slavoj Žižek

14 January 2019 12:10

My first viewing of Roma left me with a bitter taste: yes, the majority of critics are right in celebrating it…

Why won’t the BBC call ‘Mexico’s Corbyn’ a populist?

8 July 2018 9:00

The career of the new President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (‘Amlo’), suggests he is a populist. He jumps…

Is Trump rowing back on his threat to make Mexico pay for the wall?

6 January 2017 14:24

When Donald Trump began his run for the White House, he put building a wall with Mexico at the heart…

Trump’s immigration rhetoric is more subtle than his opponents realise

1 September 2016 13:07

To say Donald Trump ‘double-downed’ last night on his border rhetoric would be an understatement. He went full anti-illegal immigration…

World Cup diary: now we know how utterly shite England were

29 June 2014 19:48

I’ve been cheering for the Dutch as a sort of thank-you for them humiliating Spain. But there was something thoroughly…

Forget the MINTs, the next economic success story will be in the BALLS

11 January 2014 10:21

Jim O’Neill, the Mancunian former chief economist of Goldman Sachs in London, commands attention whenever he speaks and has a…

Mexico must legalise drugs

14 January 2013 17:56

For the last six months or so, officials on both sides of the US/Mexico border have had their fingers crossed…

Remember The Alamo!

2 March 2012 14:13

March 2nd is the anniversary of the Texan Declaration of Independence in 1836. Some of my more left-wing American chums…

Bush and Reagan on Immigration

8 September 2011 13:34

The times they change but the questions remain the same. It’s the Republican party that has changed. A candidate who…

Yes, There Is A War on Drugs. Part XIV.

21 June 2011 13:46

On the one hand, it’s good that Ed Vulliamy is in the Guardian today highlighting the appalling miseries of the…

Yes, There Is A War on Drugs

7 June 2011 13:33

John Rentoul’s column in the Independent on Sunday this week was uncharacteristically unpersuasive. His text was Mencken’s aphorism that “There…

It’s happening in Monterrey

29 March 2011 17:08

Nick Clegg is in Mexico, striving to build a trade relationship. The Guardian reports that Clegg will address the Mexican…

Fox’s Radical Good Sense

10 August 2010 22:48

Whatever you think of the rights and wrongs of our drug policies, I hope we may agree that they’re much…

Drug War Economics

5 November 2009 16:31

It seems that Mexican drug cartels, vexed by inceased security at the American border, are sensibly moving production to be…

Midget Wrestlers Murdered by Fake Hookers

3 July 2009 15:37

I defy you to find a better story today. Sad, obviously for the tiny wrestlers and their fans, but pure,…

Mexico is the new Colombia?

25 March 2009 8:42

That seems to be the message from the Obama administration anyway. Mind you, that was the message from the Bush…