POLI 385 POLITICS OF DEVELOPING NATIONS MID-TERM STUDY GUIDE

4 x 6 card front and back ok
Bring blue book. Write in pen--blue or black ink. Use paragraphs.



Study for our exam as if you were telling your best friend the key issues we have covered so far in our course.

Use the material from the links below to weave together your narrative.



I. Overview issues of political development.
Think through these in relation to Mexico.
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/POLI+385+Template

II. Congressional Research Service
Mexico: Background and U.S. Relations
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42917.pdf



III. Your reaction to and what you learned from each of these:

Congressional Research Service
President Obama's $1 Billion Foreign Aid Request for Central America
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10237.pdf

Congressional Research Service
U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation After "El Chapo" Guzmán's January 2016 Recapture
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10326.pdf


The Story of the Conquistadors (BBC History)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/conquistadors_01.shtml

Mexican history timeline
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-19828041

The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo,
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/texas-annexation

Five myths about Mexico
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-22373654


Mexico Smuggler Interview | PBS FRONTLINE
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/mexico704/interview/smuggler.html

Factors that influence migration: Coyotes and Alien Smuggling
https://www.utexas.edu/lbj/uscir/binpapers/v3a-6lopez.pdf

Central American Migrants and “La Bestia”: The Route, Dangers, and Government Responses
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/central-american-migrants-and-la-bestia-route-dangers-and-government-responses

Step by step on a desperate trek by migrants through Mexico
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/08/world/americas/mexico-migrants-central-america.html?ref=nyt-es

A Smuggled Girl’s Odyssey of False Promises and Fear
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/world/americas/a-smuggled-girls-odyssey-guatemala-migration-abduction.html?_r=0

The Refugees at our door
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/opinion/sunday/the-refugees-at-our-door.html?_r=0

Mexico steps up deportation of Central American migrants
https://mexicoinstitute.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/mexico-steps-up-deportations-of-central-american-migrants/

As immigration resurges, U.S. public schools help children find their footing
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/as-immigration-resurges-us-public-schools-help-children-find-their-footing/2016/02/07/6855f652-cb55-11e5-ae11-57b6aeab993f_story.html


Remittances
Remittances to Latin America Recover—but Not to Mexico
http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/11/15/remittances-to-latin-america-recover-but-not-to-mexico/

Mexico got more revenue from remittances than from oil
https://mexicoinstitute.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/mexico-got-more-money-from-remittances-than-from-oil-revenues-in-2015/


From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/05/27/a-shift-from-germany-to-mexico-for-americas-immigrants/

Unauthorized Immigrants: How Pew Research Counts Them and What We Know About Them
http://www.pewresearch.org/2013/04/17/unauthorized-immigrants-how-pew-research-counts-them-and-what-we-know-about-them/

Unauthorized Immigrants in the U.S., 2012
http://www.pewhispanic.org/interactives/unauthorized-immigrants-2012/

Hispanics of Mexican Origin in the United States, 2011
http://www.pewhispanic.org/2013/06/19/hispanics-of-mexican-origin-in-the-united-states-2011/

How Mexicans Became Americans
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/opinion/sunday/how-mexicans-became-americans.html?mabReward=R1


Mexico: The US Border Patrol’s newest hire
http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/10/mexico-us-borderpatrolsecurityimmigrants.html

A snapshot of Catholics in Mexico (Pew Research Center)
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/02/10/a-snapshot-of-catholics-in-mexico-pope-francis-next-stop/

5 facts about Mexico and immigration to the United States (Pew Research Center)
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/02/11/mexico-and-immigration-to-us/

Pope's visit to Mexico comes as the country struggles with many ills
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/12/world/americas/franciss-visit-to-mexico-comes-as-country-struggles-with-many-ills.html?_r=0

Tensions simmer as Cubans breeze across US border
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/13/us/as-cubans-and-central-americans-enter-us-the-welcomes-vary.html


Zapatistas

The Zapatista's Mysterious Leader
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1214676.stm

Struggling on: Zapatistas 20 years after the uprising
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-25550654

Rebellion in Chiapas and the Mexican Military
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB109/


Tlateloloco (1968)

Massacre en Tlatelolco [video]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw2KsKXrF5o&feature=youtu.be

Mexico Digs at Last for Truth About 1968 Massacre - NYTimes.com
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/07/world/mexico-digs-at-last-for-truth-about-1968-massacre.html

The Tlatelolco Massacre
http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB99/


Ayotzinapan

Ayotzinapa--Mexico’s Missing Forty-Three: One Year, Many Lies, and a
Theory That Might Make Sense
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/mexicos-missing-forty-three-one-year-many-lies-and-a-theory-that-might-make-sense


Profile of Zetas
http://www.insightcrime.org/mexico-organized-crime-news/zetas-profile

Why cartels are killing Mexico's mayors
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/opinion/sunday/why-cartels-are-killing-mexicos-mayors.html

Mexico most dangerous country for priests
http://www.insightcrime.org/news-briefs/mexico-pope-visit-most-dangerous-country-for-priests

Inside a mass for Mexico's "Santa Muerte"
http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/inside-a-mass-for-mexico-s-santa-muerte

Deadly riot illustrates Mexico's prison woes
http://www.insightcrime.org/news-briefs/deadly-riot-illustrates-mexico-prison-woes

For reporters in Mexico, journalist's death underscores job's growing danger
http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-city-safety-death-20150802-story.html

How they feel about El Chapo in his home state
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/11/world/americas/an-uncertain-new-chapter-in-sinaloa-el-chapos-home-state.html

How Mexico’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord Escaped From Prison (Again)
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/13/world/americas/mexico-drug-kingpin-prison-escape.html

How El Chapo Was Finally Captured, Again
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/17/world/americas/mexico-el-chapo-sinaloa-sean-penn.html?_r=0

Silver or Lead: The drug cartel La Familia gives local officials a choice: Take a bribe or a bullet.
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/05/31/silver-or-lead

Proven unfit, Mexican cops stay on the job
http://www.eldailypost.com/news/2015/07/proven-unfit-cops-stay-on-their-job/

Mexico police reform: how might it work?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-30267017

Policing in Mexico
https://mexicoinstitute.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/policing-in-mexico/


Falling asleep to grenades: Mexicans tell Pope how they live
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/world/americas/mexico-pope-francis-visit.html

Widespread police corruption in Tijuana
http://www.insightcrime.org/news-briefs/report-indicates-widespread-police-corruption-tijuana-mexico

A Bus Takes a Local Route to Fighting Mexican Corruption
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/world/americas/a-bus-takes-a-local-route-to-fighting-mexican-corruption.html?_r=0

Crime and Corruption Top Problems in Emerging and Developing Countries
http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/11/06/crime-and-corruption-top-problems-in-emerging-and-developing-countries/

Fighting corruption in the developing countries (OECD Observer)
http://www.oecdobserver.org/news/archivestory.php/aid/291/Fighting_corruption_in_the_developing_countries.html