Head of the walled Vatican city state embraced Castro, berates Donald Trump

Head of the walled Vatican city state embraced Castro, berates Donald Trump

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info Pope Francis has just made his first official papal visit to Mexico. Pope Francis is the first pontiff from the Jesuit order, and was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, in Argentina, to an Italian-immigrant father and a mother whose family is of Italian origin. Nevertheless, despite all the hoopla […]

Meanwhile, in Mexico, the murder rate set records but compared to Venezuela it’s a safe haven

Meanwhile, in Mexico, the murder rate set records but compared to Venezuela it’s a safe haven

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall The arrival of a new year is accompanied by new murder statistics from the previous year in Mexico. It is a grisly tally, to be sure. One can always hope it will be lower than the previous year. Sadly, that didn’t occur this past year. As reported by CNN, […]

Venezuela’s upheaval making waves as far North as Mexico

Venezuela’s upheaval making waves as far North as Mexico

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall Venezuela, in South America, is a beautiful country and rich in natural resources, possessing the world’s largest known oil reserves. For many years it was a stable country, but the past several decades have brought it to disaster. The economy is in shambles, with a drastic shortage of consumer […]

Mexico’s drug war ranks as world’s second-deadliest conflict

Mexico’s drug war ranks as world’s second-deadliest conflict

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall Readers may note that several reports and evaluations of Mexican violence in 2016 have now been released, in calendar year 2017. As examples: 1. According to statistics of the Mexican government itself, murders in Mexico increased in 2016. See Mexico’s murder rate spiked in 2016 due to ‘ongoing shifts […]

Eight Mexican, and 4 U.S. cities on world’s most murderous list

Eight Mexican, and 4 U.S. cities on world’s most murderous list

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall The ongoing violence in Mexico is analyzed each year, as number crunchers study previous years’ statistics. It is a morbid undertaking as such statistics deal with numbers representing real people who were homicide victims. So why even study it? It is hoped that the discovery of patterns and trends […]

Report credits drug trafficking for Mexico’s ranking as world’s third most dangerous country

Report credits drug trafficking for Mexico’s ranking as world’s third most dangerous country

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall The consulting firm Verisk Maplecroft compiled a Crime Rate Index for calendar year 2016, and Mexico is ranked the third most dangerous country in the world. Verisk Maplecroft describes itself on its website as “a leading global risk analytics, research and strategic forecasting company offering an unparalleled portfolio of […]

Mexico’s murder rate spiked in 2016 due to ‘ongoing shifts in the underworld’

Mexico’s murder rate spiked in 2016 due to ‘ongoing shifts in the underworld’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info The analysis of Mexican murder statistics is a grisly business because these statistics are not just numbers, but represent real people who were homicide victims. According to the Mexican government’s own statistics, the Mexican murder total in 2016 was 20,792, the highest it’s been since 2012. (Enrique Peña […]

Mexico’s perspective on Donald Trump has changed now that he is actually president

Mexico’s perspective on Donald Trump has changed now that he is actually president

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info Well, it’s finally come to pass.  Donald Trump is President of the United States, having been installed in the traditional inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20, in Washington, D.C. Of course, the campaign and election of Donald Trump was fraught with controversy.  After all, the candidate was a real […]

Fallout in Mexico from Trump’s visit: The finance minister who negotiated it paid the price

Fallout in Mexico from Trump’s visit: The finance minister who negotiated it paid the price

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall, MexiData.info In the aftermath of the controversial visit of Donald Trump to Mexico, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s closest adviser, lost his cabinet position. The change was announced by President Peña Nieto at a press conference on Sept. 7, a week after the appearance by […]