Preliminary thoughts on Mexico City’s new mayor-elect, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo

Mexico City elected its first female mayor in July. Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo is a scientist and was the former governor of Tlalpan, one of the 22 delegations/districts of Mexico City.  Tlalpan is one of the poorest districts of the city, and was especially vulnerable to the 7.1 earthquake that struck the city last September. The mayor-elect… Read More Preliminary thoughts on Mexico City’s new mayor-elect, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo

The 2018 Presidential Election in Mexico was characterized by anti-corruption, justice, & the fight for democracy

This year’s presidential election in Mexico was heavily driven by strengthening the country’s flawed judicial system, corruption, and resolving years of tumultuous internal conflict with drug cartels. Violence and corruption made for a bloody election, which was swept by a wave of at least 145 political killings leading up to election day. Mexico’s president elect –… Read More The 2018 Presidential Election in Mexico was characterized by anti-corruption, justice, & the fight for democracy