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Memo to Obama: Handing Embassy Jobs to Big Donors Can Be Dangerous

From the former ambassador to Jamaica who called the island country's citizens "idiots" and "children" to the Singapore ambassador who didn't know there were two different Koreas, the spoils system has produced some doozies.

Dispatch

The Disappearances That Broke the Camel’s Back

The Peña Nieto administration is eager to move on from the country’s latest security crisis, but Mexicans are refusing to let the government off the hook.

Shadow Government

Mexico’s Tipping Point

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is facing the most serious crisis of his presidency as widespread outrage over the disappearance and presumed murder of 43 ...

Dispatch

Derailed on the Death Train

For every Central American migrant who makes it to the U.S. border, countless others are stuck in the purgatory of Mexico City on the long journey north.

Argument

Cómo Se Dice, ‘Lost in Translation’?

On immigration, drugs, and virtually every other pressing policy issue, why can’t the United States and Mexico stop talking past each other?

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