Azam Ahmed

New York Times

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Azam Ahmed is Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Bureau Chief for the New York Times, and its former Kabul Bureau Chief.

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Speaking of next week’s meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Trump spoke yesterday of "working together on a positive trade, safe borders and economy" to…

Mexican President Peña Nieto cancels US trip after Twitter battle

Speaking of next week’s meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Trump spoke yesterday of "working together on a positive trade, safe borders and economy" to…

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Mexico's drug cartels are so powerful that local and national police -- notorious for corruption -- have been replaced by Marines and soldiers.

Is Mexico's Military Out of Control?

Mexico's drug cartels are so powerful that local and national police -- notorious for corruption -- have been replaced by Marines and soldiers.

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Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s runoff presidential election were released today.

Preliminary Results Reveal an Afghan President - But Will He Be Accepted?

Preliminary results from Afghanistan’s runoff presidential election were released today.

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