Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, is likely to make a comeback when the country holds elections in July. In a recent op-ed, John Ackerman wrote that their re-election would have “disastrous consequences for North America.”
We talk with Mexico scholar John Ackerman about the potential consequences of a PRI comeback in Mexico. Then, Father Alejandro Solalinde, a Mexican priest and migrant advocate who fled the country after receiving death threats, tells us why he left – and why he plans to return.
Many describe Alejandro Solalinde as a voice for justice, crying in the wilderness for migrants from Central America and Mexico. This has been especially true since he made it clear he is willing to die for this cause.
Pope Benedict XVI begins a six day trip to Mexico and Cuba tomorrow. This is the Pope’s first trip to both countries. Officially, the Pope’s trip will coincide with the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the statue of the Virgin of Charity.
Millions have crossed the dangerous, high-security border between Mexico and the U.S. But we rarely hear about the actual, visceral experience of crossing. What do migrants bring? What do they eat and drink?