Allan on June 4th, 2011

Mexico is poorer than the U.S. But by world standards, it’s not a poor country. Whether you follow the statistics of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank or the CIA, Mexico’s Gross Domestic Product (calculated with Purchasing Power Parity) is around one and a half trillion dollars. Mexico thus has the world’s eleventh largest […]

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Allan on June 1st, 2011

Mexico is awash in weapons, many of which are used in drug cartel violence.  This is a big problem, but much of the rhetoric on both sides of the border has been unhelpful and counterproductive.   Both Mexico’s Calderon administration and the U.S. Obama administration blame U.S. gun shops for the proliferation of guns in […]

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