Фелипе Кальдерон
15 января, 23:43

Hillary Clinton Was Wrong, by David Henderson

Maerker: In Mexico, there are those who propose not keeping going with this battle and legalize drug trafficking and consumption. What is your opinion? Clinton: I don't think that will work. I mean, I hear the same debate. I hear it in my country. It is not likely to work. There is just too much money in it, and I don't think that--you can legalize small amounts for possession, but those who are making so much money selling, they have to be stopped. This is from an interview of then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in early 2011. It's quoted by Jacob Sullum of Reason. Denise Maerker of Televisa had asked Clinton's opinion of proposals to reduce black-market violence by repealing drug prohibition. As Jacob wrote at the time: Clinton evidently does not understand that there is so much money to be made by selling illegal drugs precisely because they are illegal. Prohibition not only enables traffickers to earn a "risk premium" that makes drug prices much higher than they would otherwise be; it delivers this highly lucrative business into the hands of criminals who, having no legal recourse, resolve disputes by spilling blood. The 35,000 or so prohibition-related deaths that Mexico has seen since President Felipe Calderon began a crackdown on drugs in 2006 are one consequence of the volatile situation created by the government's arbitrary dictates regarding psychoactive substances. Pace Clinton, the way to "stop" the violent thugs who profit from prohibition is not to mindlessly maintain the policy that enriches them. So what have been the results of deregulation of medical marijuana in the United States? We show that the introduction of medical marijuana laws (MMLs) leads to a decrease in violent crime in states that border Mexico. The reduction in crime is strongest for counties close to the border (less than 350 kilometres) and for crimes that relate to drug trafficking. In addition, we find that MMLs in inland states lead to a reduction in crime in the nearest border state. Our results are consistent with the theory that decriminalisation of the production and distribution of marijuana leads to a reduction in violent crime in markets that are traditionally controlled by Mexican drug trafficking organisations. This is from Evelina Gavrilova, Takuma Kanada, and Floris Zoutman, "Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organisations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime," Economic Journal, November 16, 2017. This result should not be surprising and, I'm willing to bet, didn't surprise the authors. Because the above Economic Journal article is gated, I went to the 2014 ungated version here. Here's their explanation: We argue that the main difference between states with and without MML is not the availability of marijuana. Many studies show that marijuana is widely available in states without MML in place (e.g. National Drug Threat Assessment Report NDIC, 2011, Kilmer et al., 2014). Moreover, a large number of states have decriminalized the use of marijuana in policies dating back to the 1970's. Instead the main difference between states with and without MML lies in the origin of the drug. Traditionally, marijuana markets have been firmly in the hands of Mexican DTOs. However, since their introduction MML create legitimate competition to DTOs by increasing the local production of marijuana within the US. There is a large amount of anecdotal evidence that suggests MML have indeed provided Mexican DTOs with strong competition from within the US. According to the 2011 National Drug Threat Assessment Report (NDIC, 2011), US production has increased more than twofold in the period 2005-2009, coinciding with the introduction of MML in many states. In addition, price data indicates that the quality-adjusted price of marijuana has decreased by 6 percent in the period 2009-2012 alone (UNODC, 2014). In the background section we present self collected data on the number of marijuana dispensaries in MML states, which shows that makeup of medical marijuana indeed appears to be substantial. Several articles in popular media also suggest that the increase in production that results from MML and the later legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington negatively affected the activity of Mexican DTOs (e.g. articles from the Washington and Huffington Post Khazan, 2012, Miroff, 2014, Knafo, 2014.) (11 COMMENTS)

31 декабря 2017, 18:22

Себастиан Пиньера вернулся в президентское кресло в Сантьяго

На парламентских выборах первое место завоевала правоцентристская коалиция. Хотя, если бы левые центристы и радикалы собрали свои голоса, они имели бы большинство. Запись Себастиан Пиньера вернулся в президентское кресло в Сантьяго впервые появилась Рабкор.ру.

27 декабря 2017, 02:13

В Мексике неизвестные открыли стрельбу на петушиных боях, два человека погибли

В муниципалитете Тамуин в мексиканском штате Сан-Луис-Потоси вооруженные люди открыли огонь по зрителям петушиных боев. Два человека убиты, еще двое были ранены.

27 ноября 2017, 04:21

В 2017 году более 24 тысяч мексиканцев стали жертвами преступников

За последние двое суток в штате Веракрус на востоке Мексики всплеск насилия унес жизни 23 человек. Такие данные сообщила электронная версия газеты El Universal. По информации издания, эскалация насилия связана с активизацией местных организованных преступных группировок.

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07 октября 2017, 07:33

07.10.2017 07:33 : Супруга экс-президента Мексики пойдет на выборы главы государства как независимый кандидат

Бывшая первая леди Мексики Маргарита Савала, супруга экс-президента страны Фелипе Кальдерона, вышла из состава консервативной Партии национального действия (ПНД). Как сообщила в пятницу на своем сайте газета «Универсаль» она намерена баллотироваться на пост главы государства в 2018 году как независимый кандидат. «Я ухожу без ненависти. Я покидаю ПНД, но не отказываюсь от того, чтобы следовать в политике своим принципам и участвовать в государственной жизни Мексики», — заявила политик. Бывшая первая леди была членом ПНД на протяжении последних 33 лет, однако теперь подвергла руководство этой политической силы критике в связи с «недемократическим поведением» по отношению к членам партии. Представитель ПНД Фелипе Кальдерон занимал пост президента Мексики с 1 декабря 2006 по 30 ноября 2012 года. После прихода к власти он занял непримиримую позицию по отношению к действующим в стране криминальным группировкам и наркокартелям и стал использовать в борьбе с ними подразделения вооруженных сил. Тем не менее за годы его правления ситуацию не удалось значительно изменить к лучшему, а жертвами насилия в стране стали десятки тысяч человек. Конституция Мексики запрещает президенту переизбираться, и в 2012 году новым главой государства стал представитель Институционно революционной партии Энрике Пенья Ньето.

05 октября 2017, 23:51

So What's The Trade, Ponch? Steepeners, Mi Amigo

Ponch...if we get there in time, we can put that hawkish central banker behind bars once and for all!So what's next for Mex rates? Can Ponch use his street smarts to subdue inflation, jail the hawkish central bankers and bring joy to the hedge fund world? Indeed, the next move for Banxico is a cut.  As discussed yesterday, there is probabilistic path for rate cut, with 50bps gradually priced by the end of 2018. 100bps is in the cards in 1H2018, but it won’t take much to convince the central bank to hold off or slow-play rate cuts to see how the election pans out.To complicate matters further, we don’t even know who will be running the central bank in 2018 (on either side of the border). The two leading candidates are Alejandro Díaz de León, who is currently on Banxico’s board of governors, and José Antonio Meade, the current finance minister. Both are eminently qualified--one could argue Meade is the more dovish of the two, but he may wind up running for president under the PRI banner.If Diaz de León is the choice, plenty of influence will be held by Manuel Ramos Francia, Banxico’s current vice-chairman and Mexico’s answer to Stanley Fischer. Ramos Francia places a high premium on financial stability, and together with Carstens can be credited with implementing a number of measures to backstop the Mexican currency and financial system over the past ten years--up to and including the aggressive hiking cycle that took rates 400bps higher since early 2016. That could keep rates higher for longer, especially if the Fed is still hiking in 2018.Lastly there’s NAFTA. I don’t have anything to add here. I still see little evidence Trump is going to blow up the system--if he were going to do it, he would have done so already. But this time bomb will only be defused by an agreement--one that doesn’t look on the horizon...and the Mexican election clock is ticking.Which segues nicely into the biggest risk in the market: Victory in next July’s presidential election for Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a leftist candidate that is a weird combination of Donald Trump, Lula and Jeremy Corbyn. AMLO has a small lead in a race that will be splintered between four candidates.The trouble is...I think he’s going to win. Sure, he could step on a political landmine as he has in past elections, but the recent global record of populist candidates versus either establishment or technocratic candidates is not good at all...Macron might be an exception, but even he was an outsider running against the establishment.  Mexico has all the ingredients for a populist/nationalist victory: a charismatic candidate, an external bully, a stagnant economy, a system rife with corruption, and a long history of poverty, inequality, and large segments of the population that feel “left behind”In 2006, Mexico had a long string of strong growth resulting from high oil prices and strong manufacturing demand. Felipe Calderon ran a technocratic “don’t mess this up” campaign, and still only beat AMLO by a whisker (and some think that is overstated by two whiskers). Today, from a political perspective (corruption, crime, education, etc.), pretty much everything Mexico had going for it in 2006 is worse. And AMLO is still here and ready to “drain the swamp”. How will the fractured establishment compete with that?       The market is underpricing the potential for inflation to come down...yet also underpricing AMLO risk. That points to good value in steepeners.2x10 TIIE is still really flat--and while that may be true of virtually any curve in the world, there aren’t many curves where one can make a convincing case for significant rate cuts in the next 1-2 years.  The flat curve is also a function of EM local flows at large--a portion of which can and will hit the exits if and when AMLO extends his lead in the polls. 2x10s is currently at 9bps--three months from now 40bps is much more likely than an inverted curve. In a directional or long-only book it is tough to ignore the risk-reward in buying the front end. At roughly 7.10 in 2y tiie vs. the 28d fixing at 7.36, you’re staking 20bps to make 50-60bps if Banxico cuts 100bps by mid-2018. Yet I can’t help but think there will be a better chance to build a structural position as the election campaign gets into full swing, which also allows you time to let some of that negative carry/roll burn off.  A decent compromise would be to receive in front of potentially positive hard data, while keeping dry powder on had to add on spikes driven by politics or USD strength.There you have it...Stay safe out there!

13 июля 2017, 22:37

На детском празднике расстреляли 11 человек

На детском празднике в Мексике погибли 11 человек. Их расстреляли неизвестные в полицейской форме. Жертвами стрельбы стали семеро мужчин и четыре женщины. Четверых детей злоумышленники не тронули, погибли только их родители, отмечает телеканал "Россия 24".

06 июля 2017, 11:00

Нарковойны в Мексике

До сих пор в Мексике не утихает криминальная и антикриминальная война. В стране насчитывается около 10 могущественных картелей, и они ведут борьбу друг с другом. А против них – боевые действия полиция и армия. Причём в последние годы против наркокартелей в основном борются спецподразделения армии, т.к. полиция сильно коррумпирована и труслива. Начиная с 2007 года, […]

20 июня 2017, 12:05

What a Changing NAFTA Could Mean for Doing Business in Mexico

Multinational companies operating in Mexico are facing a great deal of uncertainty. The possibility of a contentious renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has led to delayed or canceled investments in what has been one of Latin America’s most economically stable markets. Mexico’s fast-approaching July 2018 general election, of which the populist leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the current frontrunner, is further making the case for incremental investments by multinationals corporations. While consumer spending has proven resilient, with same-store retail sales rising 6% YOY in April, most multinational corporations are developing contingency plans to mitigate risks to their businesses and reassessing the country’s role in their global market portfolio and supply chains. Renegotiating NAFTA With the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as United States trade representative, the long-delayed start of the formal process to begin renegotiation of NAFTA with Canada and Mexico can move forward. Indeed, on May 18 the Trump administration notified the U.S. Congress of its intent to begin the process. My firm, Frontier Strategy Group (FSG), expects that formal talks will begin in late August or early September, after the required 90-day waiting period. Both Canada and Mexico are hoping that adjustments to the trade agreement will deepen integration rather than promote protectionist economic policies; the Trump administration has provided conflicting signals over what kind of measures it will pursue. The Trump administration may no longer be advocating for 25% tariffs on manufacturing imports from Mexico, but it is likely to push hard for trade policies that would severely cripple the benefits offered for multinationals under the current trade agreement. For example, a key source of concern for some companies is more-restrictive rules of origin, which would reduce the amount of materials allowed to be used tariff-free for products traded to and from NAFTA member countries. This would amount to higher tariffs for inputs or final goods, which, though unlikely to reach the 25% tariff levels suggested during Trump’s campaign, would still raise costs for multinationals and further inhibit cross-national supply chain integration. However, new tariffs or more-restrictive rules of origin would likely only fall on a few industries, such as the automotive sector. More companies are concerned that their current supply chain would be more vulnerable to unilateral protectionist measures, such as lower standards for import safeguards. So, if a company manufactures products in Mexico to export to Canada and the U.S. (and vice versa) and can no longer take for granted continued and uninterrupted access to each other’s markets, it would need to radically rethink its localization and sourcing strategy. That would likely lead to closing factories, seeking new sources for inputs, and raising prices to mitigate higher production cuts. Multinationals are heavily pushing for either minor tweaking to the agreement or a modernization of NAFTA. Companies would like to see process improvements and better infrastructure at the border to reduce costs to import. Firms in innovation-driven industries, such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices, have long supported greater standardization across borders, with stronger intellectual property protections and enforcement of regulatory standards. Possibly the greatest improvement to the current trade agreement would come from incorporating industries that were relatively nascent when NAFTA was first negotiated (such as e-commerce and the digital industry), industries that were nationalized at the time (such as Mexico’s energy sector), or industries in the service sector (such as the insurance, accounting, and express delivery industries). These changes would allow for greater standardization across borders, allowing for better access to each other’s markets and increased trade. A revamped NAFTA that incorporates even some of these changes would make renegotiation a net plus for most multinationals — but this would be somewhat counter to the protectionist rhetoric that the Trump administration has previously voiced. An agreement that expands NAFTA is more likely to be negotiated and implemented relatively quickly, while an agreement that incorporates new protectionist measures, especially on discretionary import safeguards and tariffs, would likely be prolonged and contentious. FSG predicts that the renegotiation of NAFTA will incorporate at least some modernization measures mentioned before, particularly those that were previously negotiated under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that the Trump administration will push for new import controls, which would prolong a final agreement. The bottom line is, multinationals will not know what will be in the final agreement for years. Growing Populist Movement in Mexico Multinational executives are also paying attention to the country’s upcoming presidential elections. Mediocre growth, continued narco-related violence, and persistent corruption have crippled the electorate’s confidence in the status quo. The current government of Enrique Peña Nieto suffers from record-low approval ratings (link in Spanish), making the ruling party, the PRI, unlikely to retain the presidency. In mid-February FSG surveyed 25 Mexico country managers of multinationals and found that half of them expected the center-right’s candidate, which is likely to be either Margarita Zavala, the first lady during Felipe Calderon’s presidency (from 2006 to 2012), or Ricardo Anaya, the current president of center-right National Action Party (PAN), to win the next presidential election in Mexico. However, leftist candidate and former mayor of Mexico City Andrés Manuel López Obrador is considered the frontrunner in most recent polls, and his populist agenda is considered to be at least somewhat harmful by most of these same executives. Multinational executives fear that his populist programs (such as to implement massive increases in social spending while eschewing tax increases) would severely destabilize Mexico’s already fragile public finances, and that his opposition to the current administration’s structural reforms, particularly in energy and labor, will drive down investments in the market, cause further peso devaluations, and lead to greater confrontation with the Trump administration. FSG believes that López Obrador is the prohibitive favorite, but companies should avoid panicking over his election. If he wins with only a narrow victory, as seems likely, his administration would have a limited mandate for populist reforms that would severely damage foreign investment flows and public finances. His MORENA party remains unlikely to win a clear majority in Mexico’s Congress, which would force him to either moderate his expansionary fiscal policy or face perpetual legislative gridlock from a more conservative Congress. Mexico’s economic performance isn’t likely to significantly improve over the 2% YOY average of the last few decades, but this would not necessarily lead to a major economic downturn. Of course, a narrow victory for López Obrador is not guaranteed. If the center-right PAN candidate wins, whether it is Zavala or Anaya, it would likely help cement business’s confidence in the country’s economic and political stability. Navigating the Next Two Years in Mexico Many of the companies we work with that have operations in Mexico have taken up scenario planning to prepare for a range of potential economic and political changes in the country that could affect their businesses. Most Mexico country managers believe one of the following scenarios is likely: A long period of populist-driven uncertainty. In this case, prolonged and contentious negotiations over NAFTA and a close victory for López Obrador leaves executives confronting a long period of uncertainty, which will fuel depreciation of the Mexican peso and reduce investment. FSG expects that the Mexican peso would depreciate to 22 MXP/US$ over the next two years and that the economy would average growth of 1.8% YOY in 2017–2018. Multinationals anticipating this scenario have delayed major capital investments (including new factories and distribution centers), pursued a cautious approach to price increases (despite rising pressure on margins from a stronger dollar), and increased investments in monitoring customer spending patterns and on lobbying and regulatory support in Mexico and the U.S. The status quo persists. In this case, NAFTA negotiations remain undecided beyond Mexico’s 2018 elections, but the populist surge fails to materialize in the country and the center-right PAN narrowly defeats López Obrador. In this scenario the Mexican peso would likely only depreciate to 20.5 MXP/US$ over the next two years and the economy should grow closer to 2.1% YOY in 2017–2018. Executives who are planning against this scenario are continuing to urge corporate headquarters to invest in the Mexican market, while monitoring the evolution of trade talks and resourcing lobbying efforts in Mexico and the United States. Beyond these two scenarios, most multinationals want their teams to prepare for potential upside and downside scenarios: A pro-business turn. If NAFTA is renegotiated relatively quickly and largely avoids protectionist measures, this would help shore up investments in Mexico and boost prospects for a center-right PAN candidacy to win next year’s elections. This would help keep the peso at an average 19.5 MXP/US$, while economic growth could increase to an average of 2.7% YOY over the next two years. Under this scenario, multinationals would redouble on previously paused investments, increasing manufacturing and supply chain capacity in Mexico in particular and integrating shared services across the border. Furthermore, sales and profitability targets would need to be raised, especially if foreign exchange stability and a broad-based recovery in domestic demand were to occur. A tit-for-tat trade war. If negotiations break down over NAFTA, it would create severe disruptions for the Mexican economy and open the door for populism to take hold. Economic growth would fall to -1.5% YOY in 2017–2018, while the Mexican peso would fall to 25 MXP/US$ over the next two years. In this scenario, which most now deem highly unlikely, multinationals would require a full strategic reset for their short-term operating plans. Companies would have to reassess the weakness of their current supply chain structure, raise prices due to the higher cost of imported goods, and significantly reduce sales targets. If trade conflict persisted, multinationals would need to begin reducing head count and deprioritizing the Mexican market, not just as a manufacturing platform for the U.S. market but also as a priority market in their global portfolios.

04 мая 2017, 03:01

Mexico’s Drug Violence Spikes Again

Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Americas The already alarming carnage south of the border is likely to get worse. The horrific drug violence that plagued Mexico during Felipe Calderon’s presidency (2006–12) receded just modestly following the election of his successor, Enrique Peña Nieto. Moreover, that trend lasted less than three years. Already in 2015, there were signs of a resurgence of the carnage. By December 2016 the bloodshed had claimed one hundred thousand lives since Calderon first called on the military to take the lead role in trying to suppress the drug cartels a decade earlier. In addition, more than thirty thousand people were missing, and many of them also were likely casualties of the fighting among rival cartels and between the cartels and government forces. Matters have grown even worse in 2017. More than two thousand people were killed in January, and a similar total occurred in March. That toll, if it continues, would exceed the rate during the worst years of the Calderon administration. A new report from the University of San Diego’s Justice in Mexico program documented the growing violence in several Mexican cities, especially Tijuana and Acapulco. The latter now has a homicide rate of 128 per one hundred thousand people. That compares to a rate of twenty-eight per one hundred thousand in Chicago, one of America’s more notoriously dangerous cities. There is little doubt that the turf fights between rival drug cartels account for a large portion of Mexico’s alarming violence. David Shirk, the director of the USD program, estimates that 30–50 percent of the killings are attributable to that factor. And the total does not include the fatalities from shootouts between drug dealers and Mexican security forces, both police and military. Read full article

03 марта 2017, 07:56

Исповедь осажденного президента

28 февраля президент США впервые обратился с посланием к обеим палатам Конгресса. Обычно это обращение называется "State of the Union” (состояние Союза, т.е. США), однако классический вариант этой речи предполагает анализ того, что было сделано президентом за прошлый год. Трамп, конечно, в 2016 году достиг много (почти невозможного), но не в качестве президента. Поэтому эту речь стоит назвать, скорее, Future of the Union (будущее Союза) – президент обрисовал ближайшее будущее страны, в которое он намерен ее вести. Ну или Future of the Trump – ведь сегодня от будущего страны зависит и будущее президента. Важность этой речи невозможно перееоценить, ведь Белый дом сейчас находится в осаде хейтеров его нового хозяина.

28 февраля 2017, 02:08

Mexico ex-president Felipe Calderon donates pension

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he will donate his government pension to a nonprofit group that helps children with cancer.

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28 февраля 2017, 00:44

Бывший президент Мексики пожертвует пенсию на помощь больным раком детям

Бывший президент Мексики Фелипе Кальдерон решил пожертвовать свою пенсию в фонд "Здесь никто не сдаётся" на нужды детям, больным раком. — Я решил передать пенсию, которая мне причитается как экс-президенту Мексики, на нужды организации "Здесь никто не сдаётся" для детей, больных раком, — написал Кальдерон.

21 февраля 2017, 21:06

Новости мира: Куба отказала во въезде экс-президенту Мексики

Миграционные власти Кубы отказали во въезде в страну экс-президенту Мексики Фелипе Кальдерону (2006-2012 годы), сообщил...

17 января 2017, 18:34

Спасёт ли Давос глобализацию?

В швейцарском Давосе продолжается Всемирный экономический форум, участники которого – влиятельные бизнесмены и высокопоставленные политики – намерены решить, как защитить глобализацию от заслонов протекционизма. Сегодня на форум прибыл председатель КНР Си Цзиньпин. Что он пытается донести?

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11 декабря 2016, 02:58

A look at notable dates in Mexico’s decade-old drug war

Dec. 11, 2006: Then-President Felipe Calderon orders almost 7,000 soldiers to his home state of Michoacan to fight drug cartels.

19 ноября 2016, 18:44

Избранного вице-президента США Пенса освистали на мюзикле

Избранный вице-президент США Майк Пенс был встречен свистом и неодобрительным гулом зрителей, когда пришел на хип-хоп мюзикл «Гамильтон» в Нью-Йорке в пятницу вечером. На видео, выложенных в соцсетях, видно, что когда Пенс вошел в зрительный зал, кто-то аплодировал ему, однако большинство пришедших выкрикивали неодобрительные возгласы, передает Би-би-си. После окончания шоу, когда политик собирался покинуть зал, один из актеров позвал его обратно. Чернокожий актер Брэндон Диксон зачитал обращение к Пенсу с листа. Он поблагодарил зрителей за то, что они пришли, а затем сказал: «Вице-президент, я вижу, вы уходите, но я надеюсь, вы послушаете нас еще несколько минут». Когда в зале снова раздались неодобрительные возгласы, он заявил: «Здесь нечего освистывать, дамы и господа, мы рассказываем историю любви». «Майк Пенс, мы рады приветствовать вас здесь. Мы американцы разного происхождения, которые встревожены и обеспокоены тем, что ваша новая администрация не будет защищать нас, нашу планету, наших детей, наших родителей», - сказал актер. Накануне чернокожий рэпер Канье Уэст первым из звезд первой величины высказался в поддержку Трампа. Против Трампа в ходе предвыборной кампании открыто и местами агрессивно выступали почти все западные «селебритис», среди них актеры Джонни Депп, Джордж Клуни, Роберт де Ниро, писательница Джоан Роулинг, артисты Ники Минаж, Рики Мартин и другие. Например, британский рок-музыкант Оззи Осборн назвал Трампа «следующим Гитлером». Бывший президент Мексики Фелипе Кальдерон также сравнил Трампа с Гитлером.

18 ноября 2016, 20:57

Рэпер Канье Уэст заявил о поддержке Трампа

Во время выступления в Калифорнии американский рэпер Канье Уэст столкнулся с неодобрительной реакцией зала на заявление, что он поддерживает избранного президента США Дональда Трампа. «Я говорил, что я не голосовал. Но если бы я голосовал, я бы голосовал за Трампа»,– цитирует Уэста RT. На концерте в Сан-Хосе он призвал темнокожих людей перестать концентрироваться на расизме. «Этот мир расистский. Перестаньте обращать на это так много внимания. Мы живtм в расистской стране – и точка. Не позволяйте людям так много говорить об этом»,– добавил артист. Уэст также рассказал о своем намерении баллотироваться на пост президента США в 2020 году. «У меня есть кое-какие мысли о том, как мы могли бы соединить наши идеи»,– цитирует артиста «Интерфакс». Отметим, что супруга Уэста – актриса и телеведущая Ким Кардашьян – и вся ее семья были ярыми сторонниками демократа Хиллари Клинтон и выражали активную поддержку на протяжении всей ее кампании. Против Трампа в ходе предвыборной кампании открыто и местами агрессивно выступали почти все западные звезды первой величины, среди них актеры Джонни Депп, Джордж Клуни, Роберт де Ниро, писательница Джоан Роулинг, артисты Ники Минаж, Рики Мартин и другие. Например, британский рок-музыкант Оззи Осборн назвал Трампа «следующим Гитлером». Бывший президент Мексики Фелипе Кальдерон также сравнил Трампа с Гитлером.

26 сентября 2016, 18:19

Mexico And The U.S. Presidential Debates

Clinton And Trump Debate On Bitter Ayotzinapa Anniversary Rights advocates will need to mobilize no matter who wins election. The first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is taking place on the anniversary of the September night, two years ago, when 43 Mexican students were violently attacked and "disappeared" by police, military and criminal gangs in Iguala, Mexico. That's important, because whether or not the candidates even talk about Mexico on Monday night, the complex relationship between the United States and Mexico has become a high profile electoral issue. But the Ayotzinapa tragedy -- so emblematic of the toxic mixture of political repression and impunity that has accompanied drug war militarization and free trade neo-liberalism -- has not been part of the debate. There is a disconnect because neither candidate is speaking honestly about the brutal crisis confronting our southern neighbor or the ways U.S. economic and military policies have made it worse. And no one is proposing anything that will make things better. Empty Desks at Ayotzinapa College Commemorate Missing Classmates Donald Trump launched his campaign with an explicit attack on Mexicans and has kept up a racist drumbeat ever since. His best-known campaign promise is to build a wall on the border with Mexico. He also claims he will force non-specific changes in NAFTA "to help American workers" that are more likely to further advantage economic elites. Trump is bad, provides a poison role model to American children, and deserves utter repudiation. But defeating Trump will not magically fix disastrously misguided Mexico policies developed over many decades. President Obama inherited the Bush-Clinton-Bush Mexico policies that have effectively enthroned NAFTA, sidelined democratic reform, and institutionalized a vicious and destabilizing drug war. In his first term, Obama and his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton backed Felipe Calderon's disastrous escalation of the drug war. At the same time, the administration continued building border barriers, both physical and electronic, while deporting Mexicans at a record pace. In the case of Ayotzinapa, President Obama threw a lifeline to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Peña faced a rising tide of dissent, as the gruesome facts of the attacks on the students became publically known. When Obama embraced Peña at a January 2015 White House meeting, it conferred an imperial stamp of approval that helped Peña retain his grip on power while deep-sixing any chance of a rigorous investigation of the Ayotzinapa crimes. Honduran Garifuna speaker at Ayotzinapa College, representing the five nation Caravan for Peace, Life and Justice, April 2016 So while you are watching Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make their cases, take a minute to think about the parents all over Mexico whose deepest desire is to see their children alive again. No matter who wins the American election, Mexico's emergency will not end. Trump could make things even worse, but in either case, we will need to continue the struggle to end the drug war, reform trade policies (to give relief to workers on both sides of the border), and developing comprehensive immigration reforms --that prioritize the kinds of bi national economic development that creates more options for people to stay, and prosper, at home. You are not going hear these ideas on Monday night. That is because genuine solutions to our difficult bi-national challenges are not on the table. Any satisfactory answers require deep changes in Mexico, as well as in the United States. That will take an unprecedented cross border movement and awakening based on our mutual interests as human inhabitants of North America, not politics as usual. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

19 сентября 2016, 10:05

Обладательница премии «Эмми» сравнила Трампа с Гитлером

Лауреат премии «Эмми» Джилл Солоуэй назвала кандидата в президенты США от Республиканской партии Дональда Трампа «одним из наиболее опасных чудовищ», сравнив его с лидером нацистской Германии Адольфом Гитлером. «Когда мне нужно будет назвать Трампа наследником Гитлера, я это сделаю», – приводит Associated Press комментарий Солоуэй после того, как ей вручили приз как лучшему режиссеру комедийного сериала за работу «Очевидное», передает RT. Ранее она заявила, что Трамп, подобно Гитлеру, «сегрегирует» различные группы людей, в том числе инвалидов, мусульман, американцев латиноамериканского происхождения и женщин, которые не «выглядят как участницы конкурсов красоты», для того, чтобы добиться власти. Напомним также, в марте 2016 года президент Мексики Энрике Пенья Ньето сравнил «пронзительный тон» речей Трампа со стилем выступлений Гитлера и Муссолини, подчеркнув, что он предлагает нереально простые решения для сложных проблем. Позже Ньето пояснил, что эти сравнением хотел напомнить, к чему может привести популизм. Отметим, Трамп неоднократно заявлял, что если его выберут президентом, он построит стену через всю границу с Мексикой, чтобы предотвратить наплыв нелегальных мигрантов. Также кандидат в президенты США предложил заставить Мексику заплатить за эту стену. Он говорил, что Мексика, по его мнению, посылает в США не самых лучших людей, которые связаны с наркотрафиком и преступностью. Трамп сравнил свою страну с «помойкой» для мексиканских преступников. Президент Мексики в категорической форме отверг возможность оплаты строительства за мексиканский счет. После заявлений Трампа экс-президента Мексики Висенте Фокс назвал его сумасшедшим. Другой бывший президент Мексики Фелипе Кальдерон сравнил Трампа с Гитлером. По данным МИД Мексики, в США проживают около 33,5 млн граждан мексиканского происхождения, а их вклад в американскую экономику составляет порядка 8% ВВП. Объем двусторонней торговли между США и Мексикой в 2014 году превысил 530 млрд долларов. Всеобщие выборы в США пройдут 8 ноября. 17 сентября из резульататов опроса стало известно, что кандидат от Демократической партии США Хиллари Клинтон опережает по популярности республиканца Дональда Трампа на 4%. Между тем, 14 сентября результаты опросов показывали, что кандидат в президенты от Республиканской партии США Дональд Трамп опережает кандидата от демократов Хиллари Клинтон по популярности среди избирателей на 4,7 процентных пункта. Закладки: