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Colin Palmer, Historian of the African Diaspora, Is Dead at 75 - The New York Times
July 11, 2019 | The New York Times | By Neil Genzlinger.

Colin A. Palmer, a historian who broadened the understanding of the African diaspora, showing that the American slave trade was only one part of a phenomenon that spanned centuries and influenced cultures worldwide, died on June 20 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 75.....Professor Palmer published his first of many books in was called “Slaves of the White God: Blacks in Mexico, 1570-1650,” chronicling a period when the colonies that would become the United States were still in their formative stages. The book set him on a career-long path.....Palmer definitely brought about a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the African diaspora, one that extended well beyond African-American history or the history of the slave trade,” ....Palmer did more than just show that the African diaspora was not a single event; he examined the various strands of it for differences and similarities.....any examination of diaspora began with a study of Africa itself.....Palmer also wrote well-regarded articles and books on the Caribbean countries, including “Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean” (2006), about the historian and politician who led Trinidad and Tobago to independence.....Palmer's research showed that the Spaniards had brought in black slaves to Mexico as early as the 1520s.....Palmer identified five streams of African diaspora, the first being the initial spread of humans from Africa in prehistory....There were two other “premodern” streams, as he called them. One involved the movement of Bantu-speaking peoples out of the areas now known as Nigeria and Cameroon to other parts of Africa and India in about 3000 B.C. The other was related to trading in the fifth century B.C.

The Atlantic slave trade, which he said began in earnest in the 15th century, was the fourth stream; the fifth began after slavery’s demise and continues today.
Africa  Afro-Latinos  Caribbean  Diaspora  historians  history  Mexico  obituaries  PhDs  scholars  slavery  UWI 
july 2019 by jerryking
An Insider’s Guide to Mexico City - WSJ
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By Dyan Machan
Aug. 30, 2017
travel  Mexico 
august 2017 by jerryking
You call this an auto strategy? - The Globe and Mail
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Apr. 30 2015
industrial_policies  automotive_industry  Canada  Canadian  EDC  Mexico  Volkswagen 
may 2015 by jerryking
How Mexico Nabbed a Drug Kingpin -
José de Córdoba and
Santiago Perez in Mexico City and
Andrew Grossman in Washington
Updated Feb. 23, 2014
Mexican  Mexico 
february 2014 by jerryking
Tequila enterprise
January 2013 | Report on Business Magazine | Nancy Won
travel  things_to_do  Mexico  restaurants 
december 2012 by jerryking
How Wal-Mart Used Payoffs to Get Its Way in Mexico -

The NYT’s examination reveals that Wal-Mart de Mexico was not the reluctant victim of a corrupt culture that insisted on bribes as the cost of doing business. Nor did it pay bribes merely to speed up routine approvals. Rather, Wal-Mart de Mexico was an aggressive and creative corrupter, offering large payoffs to get what the law otherwise prohibited. It used bribes to subvert democratic governance — public votes, open debates, transparent procedures. It used bribes to circumvent regulatory safeguards that protect Mexican citizens from unsafe construction. It used bribes to outflank rivals.

Through confidential Wal-Mart documents, The Times identified 19 store sites across Mexico that were the target of Wal-Mart de Mexico’s bribes. The Times then matched information about specific bribes against permit records for each site. Clear patterns emerged. Over and over, for example, the dates of bribe payments coincided with dates when critical permits were issued. Again and again, the strictly forbidden became miraculously attainable.... Wal-Mart declined to discuss its conduct in Teotihuacán while it is continuing its own investigation. The company has hired hundreds of lawyers, investigators and forensic accountants who are examining all 27 of its foreign markets. It has already found potentially serious wrongdoing, including indications of bribery in China, Brazil and India. Several top executives in Mexico and India have been suspended or forced to resign in recent months.

Wal-Mart has also tightened oversight of its internal investigations. It has created high-level positions to help root out corruption. It is spending millions on anticorruption training and background checks of the lawyers and lobbyists who represent Wal-Mart before foreign governments. The company has spent more than $100 million on investigative costs this year.
Wal-Mart  Mexico  corruption  forensics  bribery 
december 2012 by jerryking
A country with poverty that's no longer poor
Jimenez, Marina The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Ont] 06 June 2012: A.16.
Mexico  Marina_Jiménez  ProQuest 
june 2012 by jerryking
U.S. Infiltrating Criminal Groups Across Mexico -
October 24, 2011
U.S. Agencies Infiltrating Drug Cartels Across Mexico

the United States has opened new law enforcement and intelligence outposts across Mexico in recent years, Washington’s networks of informants have grown there as well...Typically, the officials said, Mexico is kept in the dark about the US’ contacts with its most secret informants — including Mexican law enforcement officers, elected officials and cartel operatives — partly because of concerns about corruption among the Mexican police, and partly because of laws prohibiting American security forces from operating on Mexican soil.
criminality  Mexico  organized_crime  cartels  drugs  DEA  security_&_intelligence  Department_of_Justice  infiltration  informants 
october 2011 by jerryking
Mexico Fears Rise of Vigilante Justice -

Mexico Fears Rise of Vigilante Justice
Gang's Claim It Killed 35 Violent Traffickers to Help Society Suggests Arrival of Paramilitary Groups
Mexico  organized_crime  violence  vigilantes 
september 2011 by jerryking
Big chop. Big fish. Meet Mexico's quiet side - The Globe and Mail
SAN JOSE DEL CABO— Globe and Mail Update
Published Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011
travel  Mexico  Baja_California 
february 2011 by jerryking / US / Politics & Foreign policy - US border fears grow over Mexican drug war
Published: March 12 2009 21:14 | Last updated: March 12 2009 21:14; FT; by Daniel Dombey in Washington.
Mexico  drugs  U.S.politics  U.S.foreign_policy 
march 2009 by jerryking
Mexico's Drug Cartels May Have Become Too Powerful to Control -
FEBRUARY 21, 2009 WSJ article by By DAVID LUHNOW and JOSé DE
CORDOBA on Mexico's poise on the tipping point into rule by drug
law  security  Mexico  drugs  cartels  criminality  tipping_points 
february 2009 by jerryking
Markets for the Poor in Mexico -
JUNE 30, 2008 WSJ article by MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY on the travails of Mexican microfinancier, Compartamos Banco.
P2P  peer-to-peer  microlending  microfinance  Mexico  Mary_Anastasia_O'Grady 
february 2009 by jerryking

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