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Keep Canada Weird: Host Jian Ghomeshi Brings Q to Portland

Logan Lynn | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Logan Lynn

This past week Jian Ghomeshi flew to Portland for a live taping of Q at the historic Aladdin Theater with PDX locals Carrie Brownstein, Cheryl Strayed, Portia Sabin, Camas Davis, Daniel H. Wilson, Colin Meloy and The Thermals as guests, and I was invited to attend.

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Andrew Sussman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Media
Andrew Sussman

In the newsroom, we always emphasize the importance of making human connections in every piece -- that's how we bring faraway stories home. But with the Marathon bombings we all became a part of the story.

Can President Nieto Deliver the Goods?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Breaking the monopoly of Mr. Slim and reforming Pemex would be a good start, and would also serve to demonstrate that the PRI is indeed interested in moving Mexico forward. It will take every ounce of his determination and perseverance to make it a reality.

Striking Mexican Teachers Set Fire To Party Office

AP | JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA | Posted 04.25.2013 | World

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- Striking teachers in Mexico's Guerrero state attacked the offices of four political parties and a building of the state's educatio...

How the Latin American Drug War Will End

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Given shifting political realities, it is easy enough to imagine that the drug war will one day come to an end. Yet, in light of the power and influence of the defense establishment, draconian policies may still prevail for some time at an enormous human cost.

Rwanda's Bold Focus on Cancer Starts With HPV

Tom Murphy | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Tom Murphy

A recent WHO assessment of Rwanda's capacity to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) found that country failed on every measure.

Return of the PRI in Mexico

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 02.11.2013 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

Mexico today is in the middle of a dilemma of governance. During the Institutional Revolutionary Party rule, Mario Vargas Llosa called Mexico the "perfect dictatorship" because it had the trappings of democracy, but was ruled harshly by one party. The challenge of the PRI under Pena Nieto is to perfect democracy.

Democracy Without Garlands: A Retrospective of 12 Years of PAN Rule

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

With the inauguration of Enrique Peña Nieto of the PRI on December 1, Mexico's short history of multi-party rule entered a new chapter, after a dozen years of rule by the center-right PAN came to an end.

Mexico Preps For Return Of 'Perfect Dictatorship'

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 11.30.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The political party that ruled Mexico for seven straight decades is back, assuring Mexicans there's no chance of a return to what some ...

Corruption: Tackling the Root of Mexico's Most Pervasive Ill

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

Ask the experts what they think the root of Mexico's problems is and you'll get a myriad of responses. However, ask the average Mexican the same question, and the answer will most likely be corruption.

Mexico's Labor Reform Misses the Mark

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

In its first crack at proving critics wrong, the PRI ended up siding with its old benefactors and left an already poorly designed reform even more flawed. Is this what Mexicans should look forward to regarding the PRI's structural reform agenda?

Mexico's Real Movement for Democracy

Laura Carlsen | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Laura Carlsen

Weeks after Mexico's presidential elections, thousands of people have turned out to protest the declared winner, Enrique Peña Nieto, and the imminent return to power of the party that ruled Mexico for more than seven decades.

Mexico Under the New PRI: The Best and Worst of All Worlds

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

History doesn't always take the middle ground. Knowing this, what would a Peña Nieto presidency look like in the best and worst of all possible worlds?

WGBH Boston Acquires Public Radio International

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 09.25.2012 | Media

BOSTON (AP) — Boston public media station WGBH, the producer of such marquee PBS shows as "Nova" and "Frontline," has acquired Minneapolis-based Pub...

Major Shake-Up At PRI

PRI.ORG | Posted 09.25.2012 | Media

With funding tight and a desire to innovate in digital, Public Radio International has agreed to be acquired by WGBH, in an effort to have greater sca...

Enrique Peña Nieto, PRI, and Immigration: Will History Repeat Itself?

Sylvia Puente | Posted 09.09.2012 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

While the details of Peña Nieto's personal life remain fuzzy at best, his Institutional Revolutionary Party's uninterrupted, 70-year rule of Mexico, which ended in 2000, provided ample opportunity for familiarity with its legacy of corruption.

The Migrant Vote: Mexicans Abroad

Fundacion MEPI | Posted 09.09.2012 | World
Fundacion MEPI

It wasn't until 2006 that Mexicans living out of the country could vote. The 2012 presidential elections were the second time Mexico organized citizen abroad voting exercises.

Immigrants Express Shock At Return Of Mexico's PRI

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.03.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO -- Mexico's new president may dissuade some immigrants from returning home, despite promising economic opportunities there and a faltering U...

Molly O'Toole

YoSoy132 Raises Students' Voice In Mexico's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

Saturday night, on the eve of Mexico's presidential election, tens of thousands of protesters marched with candles through Mexico City, according to E...

The Return of the Old Guard: What a PRI Victory Means for Mexico's Future

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

At best, a constructive PRI will see that the path of cooperation, compromise and restraint will be the key to eventually aspiring for another shot at the presidency in 2018. But at worst, an attempt to take its bad habits to the presidency will do the country little good.

Enrique Pena Nieto Wins Mexico Election

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 08.31.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The apparent victor of Mexico's presidential race, Enrique Pena Nieto, struggled Monday with the sticky bonds of his party's notor...

Molly O'Toole

In Mexico Elections, PRI's Enrique Peña Nieto Declares Victory, But Analyses Vary

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

Votes were cast Sunday in the election for the new president of Mexico, and Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Enrique Peña Nieto decl...

Vote-Buying Worries Plague Mexican Elections

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 08.30.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Political reforms in Mexico have made it much harder to steal an election, officials say. But a lot of people think you can still ...

Who Killed Brad Will?

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

Osorio Ortega is not the first man accused of murdering Brad Will. In 2008, Mexican authorities fingered baker Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno as Will's killer.

New Candidate, Old Party, Big Lead

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — A month into Mexico's breakneck campaign season, the movie-star handsome candidate of the former ruling party is 20 percentage poi...