October 28, 2005 |
The government announced Thursday that it would not allow maverick politician Jorge Castaneda to run in next year's presidential election as the country's first independent candidate. The decision appeared to end a seven-month crusade in which Castaneda pleaded his case before the Supreme Court, the Federal Electoral Institute and finally the Washington-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
October 19, 2005 |
In a ruling that could have far-reaching implications for future elections here, an international tribunal has ruled that Mexico's government cannot prevent Jorge Castaneda, a controversial writer and former foreign minister, from mounting an independent campaign for president. The Washington-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights voted 6 to 1 to request that Mexico adopt "precautionary measures" that would allow Castaneda's name to appear on the ballot in next year's vote.
August 12, 2001 |
For almost 150 years, Mexico's foreign policy was essentially defensive. Nonintervention and self-determination were its twin pillars. Today, as Mexico democratizes and becomes a key player in the global economy, its approach to the world is correspondingly changing. Under President Vicente Fox and his foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, human rights and democracy have become core values in Mexico's foreign policy.
July 5, 2001 |
For nearly two decades, leftist academic Jorge Castaneda was one of the most influential analysts of power in Mexico. Now, as foreign minister, he's putting his theories to work as he exercises power himself. "I'm a person of ideas--that's what I've been doing for the last 20 years," said the longtime columnist, prolific author and political advisor. "I write stuff and I say, 'This is what should be done, blah, blah, blah.' And all of a sudden, I have a chance to put them into practice.
November 2, 1997 |
Why, Jorge Castaneda asks at the start of "Companero," did the Bolivian army wash the bullet-ridden corpse of Che Guevara and pose it, open-eyed, seemingly unmarked and serene? The image, flashed around the world in 1967, became an icon: a revolutionary Deposition from the Cross for the generational insurgencies that were breaking out in such different places as the United States, Paris, Prague and Latin America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1996
The commentary by Jorge Castaneda of May 8 and your editorial of the same day lament Mexico's apparently insurmountable economic problems, which are highlighted by a 50% inflation rate, 2 million people unemployed, an ever-rising crime rate and uncontrollable illegal immigration to the United States. But, neither article nor editorial identifies the cause of the problems or suggests a remedy. Mexicans are victims of Catholic dogma, which forbids them from practicing birth control. As a consequence, their population increased from 17 million in 1930 to 91 million in 1995; it doubled in the last 28 years, and at this rate it is expected to double again in the next 40 years.