FROM Eric Martin
Mexico's reaction to Trump's election Horrified Mexicans watched the American presidential election returns on TV, as the US chose the man who promised a wall between our two countries, the deportation of undocumented people and the end of NAFTA — all despite deep ties between our people and our economies. "Trump y Peña Nieto out" After Canada and China, America’s third largest trading partner is Mexico, and there may be no country that watched the election results as intensely. Viewers did not need any reminder about that "wall" -- to keep out the rapists, drug dealers and other "bad hombres." Eric Martin is in Mexico City for Bloomberg News . Special thanks to editorial intern Meghan Coyle for production assistance.
Nationwide Protesters Convene on Mexico City It’s the anniversary of Mexico’s revolution in 1910, but a day of celebration has turned into a day of mass protest against political corruption and the likely murders of 43 students. Eric Martin reports for Bloomberg News from Mexico City.
A Crime Solved Sparks Outrage in Mexico Outrage over corruption in Mexico reached new heights this weekend, after authorities announced that drug-gang hitmen had confessed to murdering 43 students who went missing in September. The drug cartel members say they were acting in collusion with police under orders from the mayor of Iguala, in the state of Guerrero, and his wife. Over the weekend demonstrators set fire to the doors of the National Palace in Mexico City and on Monday they blocked access to Acapulco Airport. The brutality of this story has brought to a head Mexicans’ frustrations with and outrage at President Enrique Peña Nieto’s failure to stem narco-violence and rampant corruption in the nation’s criminal justice system.
Obama’s Mexico Visit Marred by Keystone Pipeline, Party Politics President Obama will spend today in Mexico at a meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Obama wants a new trade agreement with Pacific Nations, but the leaders may not be the "three amigos" of previous summits. Eric Martin, who covers economics in Latin America for Bloomberg News , is in Mexico City.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.