Tag Archives: Mexico

The U.S. Constitution’s Reach Abroad

By: Jeanelle Gomez, 2L Whether the Constitution applies abroad continues to be left unclear. And in recent years, globalization has dramatically shifted the traditional notions surrounding territorial borders. Ideas and individuals now cross borders with ease like never before. Nations increasingly act beyond its borders affecting citizens and non-citizens abroad. While this discussion was traditionally […]

Supreme Court Holds That Border Patrol Agent Who Killed a Mexican Teen Faces No Legal Consequences

By: Gabriela Fall, 2L On June 7, 2010, 15-year-old Mexican national Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca was fatally shot by Jesus Mesa Jr., a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a concrete culvert separating El Paso, Texas, from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. According to court documents, Hernández and his friends were playing a game where they would cross […]

A Tale of Two Trade Blocs: The Rise of the Pacific Alliance and the Eventual Fall of Mercosur

By: Rafael Paz, 2L It was the best of trade blocs, it was the worst of trade blocs. It was the age of free trade, it was the age of protectionism. Some trade blocs get a deal with the EU, some . . . don’t. Mercosur, the South American customs union comprised of Brazil, Argentina, […]

The Treaty of Tlatelolco: What Countries Today can Learn from Mexico’s Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

By: Romney Manassa Unbeknownst to most Americans, Mexico played a pivotal role in keeping our country—and arguably the entire world—safe from nuclear conflict. Following the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the country launched a campaign to denuclearize Latin America, which was the first attempt at denuclearization in a vast and populous region, let alone one […]