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Mexico's Midterm Elections Results See Ruling Party Lead, First Independent Wins

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican voters elected their first independent gubernatorial candidate, seen as a protest against party politics, while giving the...

It's Time to Drain the Swamp in Sacramento

Derek Cressman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Derek Cressman

If the scandals involving California state senators Leland Yee, Ron Calderon, and Roderick Wright have proven anything it is that the existing system ...

Can President Peña Nieto Deliver the Goods?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.03.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Breaking the monopoly of Mr. Slim and reforming Pemex would be a good start, and would also serve to demonstrate that the PRI is indeed interested in moving Mexico forward. It will take every ounce of his determination and perseverance to make it a reality.

Mexico Campaign Trail Gets Bloody

AP | MANUEL DE LA CRUZ | Posted 08.11.2012 | World

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico — A candidate for a state assembly seat was shot to death Monday in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, and a supporte...


Posted 02.21.2012 | World

Will Putin remain in power in Russia? Is French president Nicolas Sarkozy headed for a second term? Who will call the White House home next January? ...

Drug Violence Kills More Than 47,000 People In Mexico

AP | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY (AP) - More than 47,000 people have been killed in drug violence in the five years since President Felipe Calderon launched a military c...

Five Years Into Mexico's Drug War


VERACRUZ, Mexico — Brighitte Cuesta Sanchez answered the telephone the same day a local newspaper ran a front-page story that she was dead. It ...

Mexican President's Sister Trails In Governor Race

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 01.14.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The party that held a lock on power in Mexico for seven decades appears to have won a key state election before the country's pres...

Mexico Minister's Death, Accident Or Assassination?

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 01.11.2012 | Latino Voices

Was it an accident or an assassination? Mere coincidence or a conspiracy? From the very moment that Mexican media announced that an helicopter ...

The Royal Tour Took a Detour from the Mexican Violence

Agustin Duran | Posted 11.30.2011 | Latino Voices
Agustin Duran

The same week The Royal Tour was aired in the United States to welcome Americans to visit and enjoy Mexico, a gunmen dumped 35 bodies on one of the main Posa Rica Boulevards, during day-light and in front of a lot of cars passing by.

40 Dead In Attack On Casino Royale

AP | PORFIRIO IBARRA RAMIREZ | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico — Two dozen gunmen burst into a casino in northern Mexico on Thursday, doused it with gasoline and started a fire that trapped...

How Legalizing Marijuana Would Weaken Mexican Drug Cartels

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Carlsen

Organized crime is a business. Reducing demand through providing legal sources hurts that business. Hardline rhetoric and wars of statistics cannot change that fundamental equation.

Mexico's Presidents Are Considering Legalizing Drugs. Will the U.S. Join the Debate?

Daniel Robelo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Robelo

President Calderon's openness to debating legalization comes amid new recognition that the cartels are not just killing each other -- they are openly challenging the Mexican state.

Mexican President Slams New Arizona Immigration Law: 'Opens The Door To Intolerance, Hate'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday condemned Arizona's tough new immigration law as discriminatory and warned that relatio...

Obama and Calderon Both Insult Americans

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

By publicly bashing an American law during a joint appearance with the President of Mexico, Barack Obama poured gasoline on an already-raging fire and missed a golden chance to be statesmanlike.

Calderon Speech To Congress: Mexican President To Address Immigration During Joint Session

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Mexican President Felipe Calderon took his opposition to a new Arizona immigration law to Congress Thursday, saying it "ignores a r...

Acapulco Killings: 13 Killed In Drug Gang Violence As Spring Break Tourists Arrive

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- At least 13 people have been killed in a Mexican Pacific coast state plagued by drug gang violence. Guerrero state police say th...

Mexico Revs up War on Workers; Obama Shrugs

Jeff Faux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Faux

In Mexico, it was as if the US government had suddenly sent the National Guard to take over the Tennessee Valley Authority and replace its workers with people from Duke Power on the grounds that the TVA had run a deficit.

Zelaya Tells Mexicans Obama Can Turn Back Coup "In Five Minutes"

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

Zelaya came through Mexico City this week to woo Mexican President Felipe Calderon and talk to grassroots organizations that support his return to power. I decided to go see the man I've been writing about for the past 40 days.

90 Percent of Mexican Crime Guns Come From U.S., Says GAO

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Sugarmann

So much for NRA chief Wayne LaPierre's oft-repeated claim that Mexican gun traffickers don't bother to "trifle with paperwork at U.S. gun stores."

Mexico Election: Drug War Plays Big Public Role For First Time

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — When Mario Anguiano successfully ran for mayor of Colima three years ago, no one much cared that his brother and cousin were in pr...

Swine Flu: Calderon Popularity Soars From Flu Crisis

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mexican President Felipe Calderon's handling of the swine flu story">H1N1 flu crisis in April and May boosted his popularity rating to a glowing 69 pe...

Mexico's Swine Flu Response Getting High Approval

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Over 70 percent give Felipe Calderon's government high marks for its handling of the crisis. ...

Mexico President Denies Country A 'Failed State'

AP | TRACI CARL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — President Felipe Calderon hopes to quell Mexico's rampant drug violence by the end of his term in 2012, and disputes U.S. fears th...

Live from Davos - Fareed Zakaria's Snappy Zinger

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jack Hidary

The last plenary session at the WEF last night featured Fareed Zakaria asking a zinger of a question to a panel of the heads of state of the UK, South Korea, South Africa and Mexico.