from The Great Debate:

An unexpected place for lessons to fight Mexico’s mafia: Italy

By Roberto Saviano
December 4, 2014

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At this moment, the fiercest, most powerful criminal organizations in the world are located in Mexico. Recent events should leave no one with any doubts.

from Breakingviews:

Why Citigroup would be better in bits

September 2, 2014

By Rob Cox

The author is a Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. 

Nine years ago, Breakingviews proposed an “extreme idea” to Citigroup’s then-leader Charles Prince. The $240 billion New York bank’s market capitalization was lower than the worth of its parts valued separately. By splitting into three separate units, the idea was, Prince could hand shareholders an extra $50 billion or so, the equivalent of one entire U.S. Bancorp at the time.

from Photographers' Blog:

Circus animals of Mexico City

August 29, 2014

Mexico City, Mexico

By Henry Romero

When I was a child back in Colombia I used to go to the circus every New Year’s Eve with my parents. It was always a special moment. I remember the lights, the clowns, the acrobats and the beautiful animals performing tricks that made us laugh and gaze at them in awe.

from The Great Debate:

To keep kids from our borders, fix things farther south

By Peter Hakim
July 14, 2014

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, in Brownsville

Despite their differences on almost everything else, President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Rick Perry agree that the unlawful migration of more than 50,000 Central American children to the United States is a humanitarian crisis. Some members of Congress and U.S. military leaders label it a security crisis. Whatever it’s called, it is an emergency that requires immediate attention.

from Anatole Kaletsky:

Should Brazilians cheer if they lose the World Cup?

By Anatole Kaletsky
June 13, 2014

Brazil's President Rousseff attends a meeting of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change in Brasilia

As the World Cup kicks off in Sao Paolo this week, the home team is the runaway favorite, with a 45 percent chance of winning the tournament, according to Nate Silver on FiveThirtyEight and 48.5 percent probability according to the statistical boffins at Goldman Sachs. But apart from the bookmakers -- who stand to lose a fortune if Brazil wins, since they are offering odds of around 3 to 1, instead of the 1 to 1 suggested by Silver’s and Goldman’s calculations -- another, more surprising, group is secretly rooting against the favorite: Brazil’s own financial and business community, along with much of the country’s middle class.

from Photographers' Blog:

Keeping it snappy

April 11, 2014

Mexico City, Mexico

By Henry Romero

When I saw him walking in his baby blue suit, I immediately recognized the dancer in him – the Mambo move in his hips, his Danzon step, his sense of swing as he walked amongst the hundreds of people rushing past.

from Breakingviews:

Citi’s Mexico fraud besmirches industry further

February 28, 2014

By Antony Currie
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Why North America is stronger than its parts

By Arturo Sarukhan
February 21, 2014

Twenty years ago NAFTA, the most ambitious free trade agreement negotiation of its time, gave birth to a profound transformation of the economies and the regional value chains of Mexico, the United States and Canada. Trade dramatically changed the relationship between the three countries, though asymmetries of power and economic vitality persist.

from Breakingviews:

Cross-border arbitrage is expansive Bimbo’s yeast

February 12, 2014

By Robert Cyran
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Mexico’s reversal of fortune

By Gary Regenstreif
January 17, 2014

In Latin America, this looks to be the year of Brazil -- thanks to the impending World Cup and presidential elections. But with another lackluster year looming in emerging markets, fans of transformation, growth and investment potential should instead look to Mexico.