Opinion Headlines

  1. Mexico Takes a Bad BrazilianTurn. By Mary O’Grady   9-8-14
  2. Mexico. LTE. “Mexico Supports Free and Fair Trade.” 9-12-14
  3. Mexico’s Rule of Law Crisis. By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. […a lot to ask of the PRI, but Mr. Pena Nieto’s promise to transform Mexico depends on it.] 11-17-14
  4. Mexico. “Mexico Reacts to the Trump Trade.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The country could impose retaliatory duties and look for new trade partners.]  11-21-16
  5. Mexico. “Trump’s Little Mexican War.”  [The President is treating our neighbor like Obama treated Israel.]  1-27-17
  6. Mexico. “President Trump’s Mexican Standoff.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [His approach to Pena Nieto suggests this is one adversary he fails to understand.]  1-30-17
  7. Mexico. “Mexico’s Bad Luck Gets Even Worse.”  By Ruchir Sharma.  [If Trump pushes America’s neighbor into a slump, no wall will be high enough to keep the immigrants out.]  2-2-17
  8. Mexico. “Mexico Responds to Trump.” [Our southern neighbors aren’t rolling over to his political demands.] 2-25-17
  9. Mexico. “Mexico’s Trade Reply to Trump.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [Its economy minister says fixes to NAFTA are possible but restoring tariffs is a nonstarter.] 2-27-17
  10. Mexico. “NAFTA Has Made Mexico a Better Place.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [Civil society, long neutralized during the PRI autarky, has awakened.] 3-20-17
  11. Mexico. “By trashing Mexico, Trump Hurts the U.S.” by Robert B. Zoelick. [Without NAFTA, American businesses would lose protection from populism south of the border.] 4-24-17
  12. Mexico. “America’s Security Depends on Mexico.” By James G. Stavridis. [Working together to stop drug cartels and illegal immigration.] 2-22-18
  13. Mexico. “How to Get Rich Quick in Mexico.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [A top backer of the front-runner for president has a murky business history.]  2-26-18
  14. Mexico. “Mexico’s Two-Man Race.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [A fiery but vulnerable populist leads the contest – for now.] 4-30-18
  15. Mexico. “Trump’s Mexico Problem.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [Would-be President AMLO is trying to play down his hard-left history.] 6-4-18
  16. Mexico. “Mexico’s Election Is in Play.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [The leftist Lopez Obrador leads in the polls. But don’t rule out a surprise result.] 6-25-18
  17. Mexico. “Mexico’s Presidential Watershed.” [The country may elect a left-wing populist who says he’s changed.] 6-29-18
  18. Mexico. “A Left Turn in Mexico.” [Lopez Obrador’s victory ends a reform era and brings new uncertainty.] 7-2-18
  19. Mexico. “The Peso Federales.” [“…But the peso message is that the president-elect now has to worry what the markets think if he wants to improve the lives of Mexicans.”] 7-3-18
  20. Mexico.  “Corruption in Mexico’s Anticorruption Party.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Electoral officials fine AMLO’s Morena $10.5 million for campaign violations.]  7-30-18
  21. Mexico.  “Mexican Meth Fuels an American Crisis.”  By Charles Fain Lehman.  [Greater border security and funding for treatment are necessary to arrest the surge in deaths.]  2-21-19
  22. Mexico.  “Mexico Flirts With Suicide.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [An architect of the Argentine economic debacle gives advice to the government.]  5-20-19
  23. Mexico. “How Mexicans See the U.S. and Trump.” (The Weekend Interview with Paul Therous by Tunku Varadarajan. [The border fence is ‘a visible example of national paranoia,’ the author says. Yet he thinks Americans are right to be afraid.] 9-28-19
  24. Mexico. “The Cartelization of Mexico.” [American drug users are complicit in the murder and mayhem.] 11-6-19
  25. Mexico. “Mexico Loses Its Sovereignty to Cartels.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [President Lopez Obrador’s strategy to negotiate with drug capos is not working.] 11-11-19
  26. Mexico. “Trade Deal Won’t Rescue Mexico.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [Lopez Obrador’s capricious governing style is the real threat to economic growth.] 12-9-19
  27. Mexico. “Mexico’s Energy Hara-Kiri.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [AMLO dreams of autarky as the U.S. and Canada commit to regional integration.] 12-16-19
  28. Mexico. “Mexico’s ‘Tropical Messiah’ Browbeats Critics and Bullies the Press.” [Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s ‘left-wing populism’ means taking more power for himself.] 1-23-20
  29. Mexico. “AMLO Defies Medicine and Economics.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [Mexico implements social distancing late in the game without a plan to help business.] 3-30-20
  30. Mexico.  “AMLO’s ‘Hugs’ Won’t End Mexican Mayhem.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The drug war created the crime problem.  The president is making it worse.]   7-6-20
  31. Mexico.  “The Trouble in Mexico.”  [AMLO visits Trump as economic woes grow south of the U.S. border.]  7-8-20
  32. Mexico.  “Mexico’s Supreme Court Plays Politics.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady [ Lopez Obrador’s referendum question was unconstitutional but justices balked.]   10-5-20
  33. Mexico.  “Mexico’s Assault on Energy Investors.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [AMLO tries to treat the North American trade pact like a smorgasbord.]   11-16-20
  34. Mexico.   “The Curious Case of Gen. Cienfuegos.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The former Mexican defense minister is released in another loss for the drug war.]   12-7-20
  35. Mexico.  “How AMLO Is Like Venezuela’s Chavez.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The spirit of the Mexican president’s government is about centralizing power.]   2-1-21
  36. Mexico.  “AMLO’s Plan to Drop Texas Gas.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Gov. Greg Abbott inadvertently gives Mexico protectionist arguments in energy.]   2-22-21
  37. Mexico.  “Mexico Checks AMLO’s Power.  [A vote for democracy against the President’s radical ambitions.]   6-8-21
  38. Mexico.  “Showdown in Mexico’s Zama Oil Field.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Pemex tries to muscle in on a consortium’s field in what could be a test of the USMA.]  6-28-21
  39. Mexico.  “Mexico Moves to Seize American Assets.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Why does Lopez Obrador have the impression that Biden doesn’t care?]   10-18-21
  40. Mexico.  “KKR vs. Mexico’s Lopez Obrador.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Harm to the economy will dwarf investor’s claim for damages of $887 million.]   2-22-22
  41. Mexico.  “Mexico’s Democracy on Trial.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.   [On Tuesday the independence of the Supreme Court faces its biggest test.]   4-4-22
  42. Mexico.  “Mexico Criminalizes Investment.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [President Lopez Obrador threatens to jail opponents of his energy agenda.]   5-2-22
  43. Mexico.   “Mexico’s Not-So-Friendly Skies.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [A close call between two Airbus A-320s is only the latest near miss for air travelers.]   5-16-22
  44. Mexico.  “Biden’s Oher Mexico Problem.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [President Lopez Obrador is further militarizing his country’s government.]   9-19-22
  45. Mexico.  “Mexican Democracy in Peril.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [President Lopez Obrador lunges for control of vote counters in 2024.]   11-21-22
  46. Mexico.  “Mexico Backs an Attempted Coup in Peru.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [President Lopez Obrador claims the elected executive had absolute power.]   12-19-22
  47. Mexico.  “Tesla Meets the Rule of AMLO.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [But Lopez Obrador says he’ll allow the U.S. to subsidize Mexico’s wind farms.]  2-27-23
  48. Mexico.  “The U.S. Must Defeat Mexico’s Cartels.”  By Wm. P. Barr.  [The narco-terrorists behind most illicit drugs here are more like ISIS than the American mafia.]   3-3-23
  49. Mexico.  “The Narco Threat to Mexican Democracy.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [AMLO’s attack on the country’s electoral authority is a political gift to the cartels.]   3-6-23
  50. Mexico.  “Bomb Mexico to What End?”  by Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [History suggests that military force can beat terrorists but not drug trafficking.]  3-13-23
  51. Mexico.  “AMLO Makes Xochitl a Household Name.”  by Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The president’s attacks on the senator suggest he is afraid of her – and her message.]   7-17-23
  52. Mexico.  “AMLO Plays a Shell Gave With Pemex.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The oil giant gets a government rescue, helping bondholders at Mexican’s expense.]   7-31—23
  53. Mexico.  “Is AMLO Blackmailing Biden?” By May Anastasia O’Grady.  Controlling migration flows ensures the Mexican president a pass on democracy.]   1-8-24
  54. Mexico.  “Mexico’s Xochitl Galvez Lands in New York.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The opposition presidential candidate says she can win with middle-class voters.]   2-5-24
  55. Mexico.  “Why Is Extortion Booming in Mexico.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Rule by theft isn’t a matter of ‘culture.’  It’s the result of institutional failure.]   2-26-24
  56. Mexico.  “Will China Drive Its Electric Cars In From Mexico?  By Connor Pfeiffer.  [A loophole in the USMCA makes it possible to avoid US. tariffs by assembling vehicles in North America.]   3-6-24
  57. Mexico.  “The Biden-Trump Trade War With Mexico.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [The USMCA has North American rules or origin for which China can’t qualify.]  4-22-24

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