Global News Journal

Mexicans take flu outbreak with dose of skepticism

April 29, 2009

Mexicans are taking the swine flu outbreak a bit like they do their tequila – seriously, but with a big pinch of salt.

Trade and Mutually Assured Destruction

February 24, 2009

Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo has an original view on protectionism.

 

Instead of promising not to raise barriers to trade (and quietly ignoring their pledges), leaders should hit back hard with all the legal means available at any country trying to use protectionism to shield itself from the crisis at the expense of others.

from MacroScope:

Winners in a trade war

February 11, 2009

Trade protectionism -- or at least the threat of it -- has raised it head as the global economy has declined, bringing with it all the historical fears about the Great Depression. Consider the flurry of concern about a "Buy American" clause in one of the U.S. stimulus bills.

Best reads of January

February 2, 2009

Gaza gets 180 minute respite to shop, bury the dead – “For 180 precious minutes, Israeli warplanes and tanks held their fire, giving 1.5 million shell-shocked residents of the coastal enclave a chance to check on family members, shop for essentials and bury their dead.”

Video Stories from Both Sides of the USA-Mexico Border

November 9, 2008

By Juliana Rincón Parra

Thomson Reuters is not responsible for the content of this post — the views are the author’s alone.

from Photographers' Blog:

Nobody to trust in Mexico’s north

September 24, 2010

The first version of the killings came from Mexico City media. “Massacre in Tamaulipas State,” said the news anchorman. Seventy-two corpses had been discovered on a ranch in San Fernando municipality, all showing signs of a mass execution.