Lisdey Espinoza Pedraza

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Lisdey Espinoza Pedraza is a politics and international relations tutor at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She gained her Bachelor's in International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City and her MA in International Relations and World Order at the University of Leicester, England. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She has spoken at numerous international conferences and has written on topics such as democracy, migration, European politics, Contemporary Mexican Politics and the Middle East. Her research interests include: Democratisation processes, governance and theories of the state, contemporary Mexican politics, Latin American politics, political parties, international relations theories, contemporary USA-Latin America foreign policy.

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From Vietnam to Videla: Henry Kissinger and the Forgotten Horrors of US Foreign Policy

In the aftermath of World War II, the US emerged as a preeminent global power, and its foreign policy underwent a profound transformation shaped...

Navigating Uncertainty: Argentina’s Economic Turmoil, Political Upheaval, and the Surge of Populism

Argentina finds itself at a critical juncture. Recent years have seen the country grapple with an unrelenting economic crisis, pervasive political corruption, and a...

Disaster Politics: Will Hurricane Otis Blow MORENA’S Destiny Off Course?

In under 12 hours, Hurricane Otis rapidly progressed through all five hurricane phases, ultimately reaching Category 5, the most severe of these natural occurrences....

From Promises to Policies: Implications of the 2023 State of Mexico Elections

On Sunday's June 4th elections, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's ruling party, MORENA, successfully gained control of a key stronghold of the opposition:...

AMLO’s 4th Transformation: More Militarisation Less Education

Last week, in an unprecedented congressional session without opposition and without even a quorum, the Deputy Chamber approved 20 reforms that cancelled the Welfare...

Corruption Kills: A chronicle of tragedies foretold in Mexico

Last Saturday 7th of January, two of Mexico City’s underground trains collided between two stations killing one person so far, and injuring at least...

Transitioning Backwards? AMLO’s Electoral Reform

On October 26th, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) approved a 21 Member Commission to set in motion a major political reform that would downsize...

Giorgia Meloni: a return to Mussolini’s Italy?

In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of far-right political parties across Europe. They have managed to use the...

Towards the Presidential Elections of 2024: Is, Mexico Transitioning Backwards?

On June 5, 2022, Mexico held gubernatorial elections in six states: Durango, Tamaulipas, Aguascalientes, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, and Quintana Roo.  These elections were characterised by...

To hell with institutions? AMLO’s Recall Referendum

On 10th April the recall referendum is scheduled to take place, with the aim to revoke the mandate of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)...

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