Articles by Kent Paterson

Fear, Loathing and Electoral Love in Mexico

May 15, 2012 | The following article describes Mexico's political climate during the lead up to the 2012 presidential election and the important factors that will determine its victor.

Mexico”s Dirty War Gets Dirtier

January 3, 2012 | The images conjured up sordid memories of decades ago. Two young people laying dead on the ground, shot to death while heavily-armed state policemen were breaking up a public protest.

Refugee Crisis Deepens in Mexico

June 13, 2011 | Mexican human rights activists have issued an emergency appeal to apply international humanitarian standards in providing relief to more than 150 refugees.

2010: Year of the Nini

September 29, 2010 | If Time magazine had any inkling of sense, it would name the Nini the person of the year for 2010.

Manufacturing a Border Crisis

June 11, 2010 | Unlike Mexican border states where drug-fueled violence has been on the upswing, violent crime rates in U.S. states bordering Mexico have been decreasing for the last several years.