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Pemex Explosion a Test for Mexico's New President
Feb 04, 2013
The explosion that left dozens dead at the headquarters of Pemex in Mexico City is a test for the brand-new administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, one that involves some of the thorniest issues: transparency and oil.First of all, the government...
Mexico -- The New Destination Country
Jan 23, 2013
U.S. media coverage of Mexican migration themes focuses on the outflow of people from south of the border to north of the border. But for some, Mexico is viewed as a land of opportunity and a promising new home. Despite...
John Kerry vs. Susan Rice -- The View from Latin America
Nov 29, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to nominate a new Secretary of State later this week, as Hillary Clinton intends to step down after the Presidential Inauguration in January. Clinton was a prolific traveler during her four years as Secretary...
No Word From Walmart on China Closures
Nov 28, 2012
As Wal-Mart Stores Inc expanded its internal bribery probe to developing markets including China, the world's largest retailer refused to comment on recent reports that the company will close 100 stores that are not making money.Wal-Mart began a global internal...
Fisher v. Texas: A View of Affirmative Action from Brazil
Oct 12, 2012
The October 10, 2012, Supreme Court argument in the Fisher v. Texas affirmative action case marks a peculiar turning point in the racial history of the United States and its inspiration in worldwide civil rights movements. Just as the United...
New “Golden Age of Oil” Collides With Planetary Realities
Oct 05, 2012
Photo: Shannon Bebe and Benjamin Franklin chained themselves to Keystone Pipeline construction equipment, Sept 25, in Winnsboro, Texas. Police assaulted, pepper sprayed and arrested them. (Planetsave photo courtesy Tar Sands Blockade) Last winter, fossil-fuel enthusiasts began trumpeting the dawn...
Solitary Confinement: Torture Chambers for Black Revolutionaries
Aug 18, 2012
Russell “Maroon” Shoats has been kept in solitary confinement in the state of Pennsylvania for 30 years after being elected president of the prison-approved Lifers’ Association. He was initially convicted for his alleged role in an attack authorities claim was...
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Olympics 2012
Aug 10, 2012
Every four years, we marvel at and delight in acts of human endeavor on the world’s biggest sporting arena. Sadly, no Olympics is free from the occasional ugly moment, which, luckily, is heavily outweighed by the many wondrous ones.  Here’s...
Mitt Romney’s Jerusalem Speech Panders to the Right-Wing
Jul 30, 2012
Mitt Romney’s foreign policy speech to the Jerusalem Foundation in Israel on Sunday qualified him to be President—of Israel. His observations were as remarkable for what he didn’t say as for what he did. They could have been written by...
Ghana's New Leader Talks Africa's Future
Jul 24, 2012
Editor's note: On July 10 in New York City, The Root was honored with the opportunity to sit down with Ghana's then-Vice President John Dramani Mahama, who was doing a book tour for his new memoir, My First Coup d'Etat:...
The Mexican Compromise: Shaking Hands With Evil
Jul 03, 2012
EDITOR’S NOTE: Mexican voters went to the polls for their national election on Sunday, July 1, and by Sunday night, Mexico’s IFE (Federal Electoral institute) had declared a winner: Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party), the party...
Frustration with Public Education in Vietnam Grows
Jun 27, 2012
HANOI — Dao Quoc Huy and his wife joined other anxious parents camped outside Thuc Nghiem primary school at 3 a.m. When the sun came up, the crowd crushed against the metal entrance gate until it fell — hurdling bushes...
Frustration with Public Education in Vietnam Reaches Boiling Point
Jun 27, 2012
 HANOI — Dao Quoc Huy and his wife joined other anxious parents camped outside Thuc Nghiem primary school at 3 a.m. When the sun came up, the crowd crushed against the metal entrance gate until it fell — hurdling bushes...
Semantics Important to Immigrants' Struggle, Garcia Argues
Jun 22, 2012
Aspiring attorney Sergio Garcia has taken his minutes of fame to encourage what attorneys often love most — a debate. And Garcia wants a single ground rule.Garcia is fighting for a license to practice law in California despite his undocumented...

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