Are hurricanes racist? It seems like a ridiculous question, but why is it that, no matter the type of natural disaster, it seems to always affect Third World countries far more significantly than First World ones? Certainly this has been most recently exemplified by the hugely destructive tropical cyclones that slam tropical and sub-tropical regions […]

As is being reported in the LA Times and elsewhere, the federal government of Mexico has began moving against the autodefensas, armed wings of local communities organized to combat the rise of gang activity and illegal logging. Of course, the recent deterioration of Mexico can be traced to trade agreements like NAFTA and a long […]