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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.

Mexican president suffers setback in country's deadliest election in decades

Jun 08, 2021 12:09 pm UTC| Politics

Mexicans turned away from President Andrés Manuel López Obradors party in the countrys June 6, 2021, midterm election, widely seen as a referendum on his administrations self-proclaimed transformation of...

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...

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Economy

Coinbase plunges 2% due to poor performance by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Coinbase fell 2 percent Tuesday to about $217 as Bitcoin prices tumbled, proving that it is not immune from the price volatility of other cryptocurrencies. The price slide is directly attributed to poor performance by...

Burger King Singapore adds plant-based Whooper on the menu

Burger King Singapore added a new item to its menu and it just pleased many vegan customers. This is because the fast-food chain launched its plant-based Whopper burger that is perfect for people who prefer the meatless...

LG withdraws from bid to acquire Hanon Systems

LG Electronics has been previously reported to be interested in buying a controlling stake in Hanon Systems, a firm that manufactures automotive air conditioning systems, modules, compressors and radiators. However, in a...

Nissan trying to avert 3rd straight year of losses, CEO tells shareholders

Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida promised disgruntled shareholders that the company was doing its best to avert a third straight year of losses and that profitability is improving. Uchida added that Nissan boasts...

Wendy’s continues to promote ‘Rick and Morty’ with new ads

Wendys started promoting the return of Rick and Morty season 5 last week. While the animated adult sitcom already premiered on June 20, it appears that the burger joint and the shows collaboration is not yet...

Politics

Joe Biden holds meetings with Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema

With an evenly divided Senate, party unity especially in the Democratic Party is essential in President Joe Bidens administration. Ahead of the Senates vote on debating the sweeping voting rights proposal, Biden met with...

Kamala Harris to appear at DNC Pride Celebration fundraiser

The Democratic Party is already at work to prepare for the 2022 elections as the majority the Democrats hold in both the House and Senate are in the balance. Coinciding with celebrations for Pride month this month, Vice...

Donald Trump reportedly suggested sending COVID-19 patients to Guantanamo, according to new book

Former President, Donald Trumps administration, faced criticism over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic during the outbreak in early 2020. According to a new book, during the early days of the pandemic in the US, Trump...

Barack Obama expresses support for Sen. Joe Manchin's voting bill

Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin poses as a key player in the passage of Democrat-proposed policies in the Senate. With Manchin proposing a compromise for the sweeping voting rights bill, former President...

Science

Cern: how we’re probing the universe’s origins using record precision measurements

What happened at the beginning of the universe, in the very first moments? The truth is, we dont really know because it takes huge amounts of energy and precision to recreate and understand the cosmos on such short...

S. Korea's nuclear research institute hacked by N. Korean agency: lawmaker

South Koreas Ministry of Science and ICT official is investigating a potential hack into a state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute by a group suspected to be associated with a North Korean intelligence...

S. Korea to encourage private sector participation in miniature satellite project

South Korea will develop over 100 miniature satellites over the next decade to establish a national security monitoring system and testing next-generation network communications. The Ministry of Science and ICT expects...

S. Korea eyes carbon neutrality by commercializing carbon capture and utilization products by 2030

South Korea plans to go carbon neutral by commercializing 14 carbon capture and utilization products by 2030 and to invest over 100 billion won annually for the development of the technology beginning 2023. The progress...

Finland's Ant Brew offers beer created with goose poop

Finnish Brewery Ant Brew is offering the Wasted Potential Imperial Stout, produced by using goose feces to smoke malt. The microbrewerys home city, Lahti, which was named the European Green Capital 2021, wanted to...

Technology

Valve is ‘committed’ to host ‘Dota 2’ The International in 2021 despite lacking an official venue

Valve is suddenly left without an official venue for the much-awaited 10th Dota 2 The International. Despite the seemingly crumbling talks with the Swedish government, where the tournament was originally planned to take...

‘XCOM 2 Collection’ launches on Android on July 13

XCOM 2 Collection is finally coming to Android devices months after launching on iOS. Fans can now pre-register through the Google Play Store before its official release next month, however, the game will be supported on...

Privacy-focused Brave Search goes live in beta

The privacy-focused Brave web browser is expanding its services as it launches its own search engine, officially called Brave Search, on Tuesday. One of the early promises as the new product goes live on beta is that it...

Microsoft to end ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ expanded refund policy in July

Microsoft did not remove Cyberpunk 2077 from its digital store, but it does not mean the game was running well on Xbox One consoles. The company was also forced to expand its refund policy following the games heavily...
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