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AMLO, Sheinbaum, and the legacy and future of Mexico’s Morena

The June 2 election of Claudia Sheinbaum made history for two reasons: Sheinbaum will be Mexico’s first woman president ever, and the progressive Morena party will now control the executive and both houses of the national legislature. Morena’s rise to power has brought an enormous historical shift to Mexico, which for more than a century […]

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Mexico Elected a Climate Scientist. But Will She Be a Climate President?

Presidential campaign for Claudia Sheinbaum (Flickr) By Martha Pskowski / Inside Climate News Mexico’s President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum, an energy engineer and physicist by training, has published widely on the energy transition and greenhouse gas emissions as an environmental scientist. She has co-authored a U.N. climate report, and as Mexico City mayor, she installed solar power on […]

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A Year Ago, 40 Migrants Died in a Fire at a Mexican Detention Facility. Who Should Be Blamed?

By Perla Trevizo / ProPublica, The Texas Tribune This story was originally published by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. Stefan Arango, a 31-year-old Venezuelan husband and father, felt immediately nauseated by the smells of sweat, urine and feces when Mexican guards ordered him into the cinder block cell in the border city of Ciudad Juárez. […]