Laura Carlsen

Mexico's Dilemma: Tariffs or Impose Trump's Draconian Immigration Policies

Mexico’s Dilemma: Tariffs or Impose Trump’s Draconian Immigration Policies

June 28, 2019

The Trump administration is forcing Mexico to impose equally harsh immigration policies as Trump has been imposing on the US, which are actually illegal and endangering the lives of migrants and refugees from Central America, says Laura Carlsen

Climate Change Hits Southern Mexico Hard; Farmers Develop New Ways of Coping

Climate Change Hits Southern Mexico Hard; Farmers Develop New Ways of Coping

May 19, 2019

The town of Yukuyoko, in the Mixteca region of Southern Mexico, is developing innovative ways of confronting drought. Laura Carlsen reports from Yukuyoko for TRNN

Robert Reich: Closing the Border to Mexico is "Insane"

Robert Reich: Closing the Border to Mexico is “Insane”

April 4, 2019

$1.5 billion dollars per day cross the US-Mexico border and closing it, as Trump has proposed (and recently backtracked), would be “cataclysmic,” says former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, whom Laura Carlsen interviewed in Mexico

Mexico Update: 100 Days In, Progressive President Riding High in Polls

Mexico Update: 100 Days In, Progressive President Riding High in Polls

March 25, 2019

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador’s approval rating is through the roof—Laura Carlsen reports from Mexico City on what has been achieved and what has not

Expectations Skyhigh for Mexico's Newly Inaugurated President Lopez Obrador

Expectations Skyhigh for Mexico’s Newly Inaugurated President Lopez Obrador

December 3, 2018

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s new center-left president was inaugurated and outlined policies that were more ambitious than what he campaigned on, says Laura Carlsen, of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy in Mexico City

Mexico’s AMLO Gets Massive Mandate to Stand Up to the US

July 2, 2018

As the center-left candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins the presidency by an overwhelming margin, Laura Carlsen and Alex Main talk about the election results, what this means for Mexico, and how it will affect U.S.-Mexico relations.

Mexico's Historic 2018 Presidential Election

June 22, 2018
Mexicans head to the polls on Sunday, July 1, to elect a new president for a new six-year term. This is a historic election because it is the first time since the Mexican revolution that a leftist - Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador - is likely to be elected. Here is our election coverage of the past few months

Left Candidate Lopez Obrador Leads Mexican Presidential Race by an Insurmountable Margin

June 21, 2018

Mexico’s July 1 presidential election is likely to lead to a historic result as the center-left candidate Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador leads the race by 25 percentage points over his closest rival. We talk to Laura Carlsen about the race, the murders of local candidates, and the impact of Trump’s immigration policy on the race