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Forget the US: how Mexico responded to the ‘migrant caravan’

Forget the US: how Mexico responded to the ‘migrant caravan’

Contrasts in how migrants were received in different parts of Mexico reflect the current international crisis of border control.

Mexico’s populist victory driven by crime and compensation

Mexico’s populist victory driven by crime and compensation

The landslide election of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is less an endorsement of policies as a repudiation of decades of violence and corruption.

The government is right: sugar tax is rotten policy

The government is right: sugar tax is rotten policy

The public health lobby is demanding a sugar tax to reduce soft drink consumption -- but there's no evidence from other countries that have tried it that it has any health benefits.

‘He’s already built a wall’: Mexicans respond to Trump’s victory

‘He’s already built a wall’: Mexicans respond to Trump’s victory

How do Mexicans feel about Trump's toxic rhetoric now that he's definitely the president? Freelance journalist Marco Magasic reports from Mexico.

Build the wall … and make it bright pink

Build the wall … and make it bright pink

If Donald is going to build a wall, at least make it an attractive one.

Rundle: Obama’s amnesty to illegal immigrants brings millions out of the shadows

Rundle: Obama’s amnesty to illegal immigrants brings millions out of the shadows

The real and symbolic importance of Obama's promise to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants cannot be overstated.

Follow Friday: @bloggingsbyboz, who has both eyes on Latin America

Follow Friday: @bloggingsbyboz, who has both eyes on Latin America

If you want to understand Latin America, James Bosworth's Twitter feed is a very good place to start. The strategic analyst is Crikey's latest Follow Friday story.

Follow Friday: @tempus_fukit, riding the rails and writing beautifully

Follow Friday: @tempus_fukit, riding the rails and writing beautifully

British journalist Joseph Woby is one of the best long-form writers around, as he risks his life to tell stories from the road.

Ed turned pollie … a TomKat special … Anderson Cooper comes out …

Ed turned pollie … a TomKat special … Anderson Cooper comes out …

In today's Media Briefs: extra, extra: mag's special TomKat edition ... The hack who went on the Twitter attack ... Front Page of the Day ... Dark times ahead for News' publishing unit ... Sentia sends Aussie jobs to Malaysia and more ...

Studying Gillard’s Hansard record on Craig Thomson

Studying Gillard’s Hansard record on Craig Thomson

I spent some time going back and looking at the Hansard record of how Julia Gillard has handled over the past few months the allegations about Craig Thomson and his behaviour at the Health Services union.