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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.

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Law and Disorder in Mexico

The disappearance of 43 college students only proves what everyone in Mexico already knows: The authorities are not to be trusted.

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Tired and Angry, Mexico’s Protests Show No Signs of Abating

The fury over the killing of 43 students in Ayotzinapa has galvanized the country, and highlighted the rift between old-school leftists and President Peña Nieto’s economic reforms.

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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.

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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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In Mexico, Old Habits Die Hard

Mexico's president threw open the door to reforming the energy sector, potentially reversing 75 years of revolutionary legacy. Now the ambitious overhaul is colliding with messy political reality.

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