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March 31, 2012

The Economist: "The man to beat: As the presidential campaign officially begins, time is running out to catch up with Enrique Peña Nieto."
This takes an excellent panoramic view of the campaign for the July 1 election.

March 25, 2012

Los Angeles Times op-ed page: "The Colorado River delta blues: Mexico and the U.S. now have a chance to bring life back to what was once one an aquatic Eden." Sandra Postel writes: "The United States and Mexico now have the best opportunity in more than half a century to bring life and health back to critical portions of the Colorado River delta."

March 21, 2012

Los Angeles Times: "In Mexico, last Aztec ruler inspires spirited celebration."  
This takes a look at a town's claim that the bones of last Aztec Cuauhtémoc are buried there. The claims have been debunked, but the celebration goes on.

March 16, 2012

New York Times: "G.O.P. Strategy for Hispanic Voters: It's the Economy"
Kirk Johnson writes that the Republican Party is hoping to eat into Democrats' advantage with Latinos by focusing on the economy. The story repeats the oft-cited figure that Bush won 44% of the Hispanic vote in 2004, although many scholars now believe that figure was under 40%. See PS Online's "The Latino Vote in the 2004 Election" (PDF): Make sure, however, to read past the subheadline on the first page and read the conclusion on Page 48, which suggests Bush probably got 39% of the Latino vote. (PS=Political Science and Politics).

March 11, 2012

U-T San Diego: "Public-service spots have radio listeners wondering". Sandra Dibble writes about how radio stations that broadcast in English to Southern Californians from facilities in Baja California must run 48 minutes of public service announcements. Many of the announcements are in stilted English and are from the Federal Electoral Institute and Mexico's political parties.

March 7, 2012

KPBS Fronteras desk: "Tijuana journalist among Newsweek's 'Fearless Women' "
Fronteras desk reporter Jill Replogle writes about the latest honor bestowed upon Adela Navarro Bello, the journalist from the Tijuana newsweekly Zeta.