Losing American Students, Mexican Universities Struggle Against a Scary Image

Steve Ambrus for The Chronicle

The Autonomous Popular U. of the State of Puebla is seeing fewer exchange students from the United States. Here, Nicholas Dowland and Joseph Hoover, two American students, talk with Carolina González, a Mexican student.
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Like most Mexicans, Eugenio Yarce has been deeply affected by the violence between drug cartels and the Mexican army, which has filled news coverage with accounts of kidnappings, assassinations, and torture.

But for Mr. Yarce, deputy rector for...

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