Mexico’s leadership crisis From bad to worse

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THROUGHOUT the worst crisis of Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency, caused by the disappearance of 43 students in September, his inner circle has sought to project an image of calm. What is needed, said a confidant, is reflection on how to reduce lawlessness, not acting “just for the sake of acting”.

Prisoner Swap With Cuba

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Nearly five years ago, authorities in Cuba arrested an American government subcontractor, Alan Gross, who was working on a secretive program to expand Internet access on the island. At a time when a growing number of officials in Washington and Havana are eager to start normalizing relations, Mr. Gross’s continued imprisonment has become the chief obstacle to a diplomatic breakthrough.