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Luis Gómez Romero

Luis Gómez Romero

Lecturer in Human Rights, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory, University of Wollongong

Luis practiced law in Mexico, where he achieved several years of experience in litigation, consultancy and legal and policy research. He was a high level policy advisor to Mexican President Vicente Fox’s transitional government.

Luis pursued his Ph. D. in Human Rights in Spain, at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He has taught in the areas of jurisprudence, constitutional law, international law, legal research and human rights in several universities in Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Canada and Australia. His main research interests are Human Rights; Political Theory; Cultural Legal Studies; Third World Approaches to International Law; Utopianism; Law and Literature; Law and Popular Culture; Critical Legal Theory; Feminist Jurisprudence; Latin American History and Politics and European History and Politics.

Cartel kingpin El Chapo is jailed for life, but the US-Mexico drug trade is booming

Jul 21, 2019 11:48 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera aka El Chapo has been sentenced to life plus an additional 30 years for drug trafficking, conspiracy, money laundering and weapons charges,...

Mexican president López Obrador has a woman problem

Jul 14, 2019 13:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

After the leftist firebrand Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the Mexican presidency in a landslide last year, he vowed to govern for all, starting with the poor. In Mexico, the poor includes many women, who...

El Chapo trial shows why a wall won't stop drugs from crossing the US-Mexico border

Jan 20, 2019 09:29 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The trial of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán Loera has exposed just how powerful Mexicos cartels really are. The trial has now run for two months. On Jan. 15, a Colombian drug trafficker who...

Massacres, disappearances and 1968: Mexicans remember the victims of a 'perfect dictatorship'

Oct 09, 2018 13:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

Ten days before the opening ceremony of the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, uniformed soldiers and rooftop snipers opened fire on student protesters in a plaza in the capital citys Tlatelolco neighborhood. Hundreds...

Twin earthquakes expose Mexico's deep inequality

Sep 21, 2017 14:54 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Early in the morning on Sept. 16, 1810, priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church in the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato, Mexico. His parishioners gathered round, and he urged them to revolt...

NAFTA's biggest loser: the US, after Canada and Mexico get rich trading marijuana

May 16, 2017 15:49 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, prides himself on his business acumen. But his protectionism may get America a truly bad deal when it comes to North Americas next big market: marijuana. Fulfilling a...

Mexico's military is a lethal killing force – should it really be deployed as police?

Apr 24, 2017 13:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

There is nothing noble about war. In the words of the Spanish-American philosopher and poet George Santayana, it wastes a nations wealth, chokes its industries, kills its flower, and condemns it to be governed by...

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Economy

China’s manufacturing PMI for February likely to hit historic low of 38.8, says ANZ Research

Chinas manufacturing PMI for February is expected to hit an historic low of 38.8. The impact of the virus outbreak will see PMI drop further than the previous low in Q4 2008, according to the latest report from ANZ...

NZ January unadjusted trade balance stronger-than-expected as exports overpower imports

New Zealands unadjusted trade balance saw a deficit of $340 million, which was stronger than expected. Exports fell seasonally, but not by as much as expected. The majority of the supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19...

U.S. Treasuries slump ahead of 5-year auction, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slumped during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, due to be held today by 18:00GMT. Also, speeches by FOMC members, Kaplan and Kashkari, awaiting to be delivered today by...

UK gilts gain ahead of BoE MPC members’ speeches

The United Kingdoms gilts gained during European trading hours Wednesday ahead of a host of speeches by members of the Bank of Englands (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), all due to be delivered through this week, for...

German bunds mixed ahead of ECB President Lagarde’s speech, February employment report

The German bunds remained mixed during afternoon session Wednesday ahead of the European Central Banks (ECB) Governor Christine Lagardes speech, due to be delivered today by 13:30GMT and the countrys employment report for...

Politics

Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor makes absurd claims; Paula White alleges she’s visited heaven, met God

Donald Trumps spiritual advisor, Paula White, just made a series of absurd claims about visiting heaven, meeting God, and being asked to return to the White House. According to Political Flare, White uses her absurd...

Melania Trump's sister Ines became an American citizen last year alongside her parents

Melania Trumps sister, Ines Knauss, and their parents reportedly received their American citizenship last year. However, not much is known about Ines other than the fact that she and Melania are very close. According to...

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump relationship rumors: POTUS’s daughter’s hand appears in weird places in joint photos

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump have a very close relationship with each other. In fact, they are so close that some people are convinced that there is something romantic going on between them. Throughout the past couple...

Donald Trump coronavirus fury: Physician warns netizens to not believe anything POTUS says

Donald Trump recently made incorrect claims about the deadly Coronavirus that led a physician to warn the public about it. Earlier this week, the POTUS shockingly accused the media of hyping the virus to hurt him. More...

Twitter users believe Ivanka Trump might have photoshopped Taj Mahal photo to make her waist appear smaller

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were members of President Donald Trumps entourage during his first official visit to India. Like any other visitor to the exotic country, the White House senior political adviser did not pass...

Science

Asteroids: Expert warns of another Chelyabinsk asteroid could approach unnoticed

Back in 2013, the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia experienced an asteroid collision, injuring over a thousand people. According to an expert, such an asteroid collision may happen again as some asteroids can slip past the...

Archaeologists discover wall of human bones and skulls in Belgium cathedral

If history has shown us anything, it is that religious buildings or establishments related to a certain faith can be very haunting. A group of archaeologists found a haunting part of a certain cathedral in Belgium, made up...

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid traveling 27,939 mph, expected to approach within the week

A lot of asteroids have been spotted approaching Earth, and this year is no different. NASAs asteroid trackers have taken notice of one particular rock traveling towards Earth at a rapid pace. Express reports that the...

NASA: Agency holds competition to design the next Venus rover

Although space agencies in the world are always looking into the planets that are farther away from the Sun, from Mars and beyond even until Pluto. NASA, on the other hand, is looking into exploring a planet that is a...

Technology

‘Fortnite’ might roll out Locker Loadouts feature and reintroduce a controversial weapon back into the game

Fortnite remains one of the most popular games around as evidenced by its appeal even after more than 10 seasons. Due to its longevity, however, long-time players of the Epic Games title are facing one huge problem how to...

Nintendo Switch players can get classic ‘DOOM’ titles for as low as $1.49

Nintendo Switch is a decent gaming console to have because it is like a gateway for classic video games and the newer titles. However, it is a major bonus when well-loved retro titles from a series as popular as DOOM are...

Poco India GM confirms Android 11 update for Poco X2

The Poco brand has had a busy 2020 so far following the announcement of its independence from Xiaomi (in India, at least) and the launch of its comeback device. However, it was not the Poco F2 that fans around the world...

‘NBA 2K21’ is a very possible launch title for Xbox Series X

Sports simulations are some of the best types of video games to demonstrate the power of a console, especially if it is a highly anticipated next-generation rig, such as the Xbox Series X. The console is confirmed to be...

‘eFootball PES 2021’ cover should feature Cristiano Ronaldo, per online poll

In a few months, football and video game fans around the world are likely getting an update about eFootball PES 2021, including the early teasers for the sims next iteration. Meanwhile, fans have already made their...
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