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CA Marijuana Legalization Initiative to Qualify for Ballot Today

Stephen Gutwillig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stephen Gutwillig

Today, an initiative that would legalize personal marijuana possession and allow regulated sales of marijuana to adults will qualify for California's November general election ballot.

The Empire Strikes Back: Billionaire Meg Whitman Battles Back in the California Governor's Race

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Whitman is really showing us the possible future of oligarchic politics if she survives this far more difficult than expected primary and then manages to pull out a victory against Jerry Brown, who's barely spent a dime so far, in the fall.

Felipe Calderon Gets Standing Ovation In Congress After Condemning Arizona Immigration Law (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mexican President Felipe Calderon spoke before a joint session of Congress Thursday and received resounding applause after condemning Arizona's contro...

Arizona's Latino Law

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Last week I spoke with Leo R. Chavez, author of The Latino Threat, about Arizona's new legislation that delivers unprecedented power into the hands of the police.

A Citizen Journalist Covers an Obama State Dinner [PHOTOS]

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mayhill Fowler

Being at the White House for a State Dinner is gratifying, because first and foremost I am an American citizen who has made it past the door of the People's House. I am not a professional journalist.

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...

National Guard Troops On Mexico Border: Stalemate Frustrates Lawmakers

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security and Pentagon officials are at loggerheads over a plan to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, ev...

Jason Linkins

The White House Press Corps Is Really Upset That Univision Got Called On Today | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, earlier today, President Barack Obama made a Rose Garden appearance with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, during which time he took a question f...

First Lady Michelle Obama Questioned by Second-Grader Worried About Her Mom's Immigration Status

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Sadly, this exchange says more about the current state of the immigration debate than the remarks of the President today. The little girl wants her mother to have papers, but hears that the President is sending people away if they don't.

Obama Warns Arizona Immigration Law Could Be Applied In 'Discriminatory Fashion'

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Confronting soaring frustration over illegal immigration, President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned Arizona's crackdown and pus...

Obama's Mexico Mistake

John M. Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John M. Ackerman

The White House has been distracted by a sweet-talking Mexican foreign policy team. If Obama wants to help reduce violence south of the border, it is time for him to stop playing Calderón's game and to exercise real leadership.

U.S.-Mexico Trucking Dispute Placing American Jobs at Risk

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

When Mexico's President Felipe Calderon visits the White House on May 19, I hope President Obama takes time to mend the deteriorating U.S.-Mexico relationship, which recently soured over a trucking dispute.

The "Spillover" Myth

Arturo Sarukhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arturo Sarukhan

The often one-sided reporting from the border distorts the reality of what has happened -- or could happen -- on both sides of the Rio Grande. Spillover violence is an unfounded, alarmist theory.

'South Park' Mexico Spoof Episode CANCELED In Mexico

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MEXICO CITY — President Felipe Calderon's "South Park" cameo will have to wait. MTV says it canceled the airing in Mexico of an episode in whic...

Manuel Zelaya Negotiating Deal To Leave Honduras, Wants To Leave As "A Distinguished Guest"

AP | FREDDY CUEVAS and JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduras' coup-installed government says ousted leader Manuel Zelaya is free to leave the country, but there's a catch: ...

Mexican President Says Crime THIRD Priority

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Wednesday that jobs and reducing poverty will be his top two priorities in 2010, while the ...

Mexico's Union Bust Reveals Flaws in NAFTA

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

"From one day to the next, they left us with no job," said an out-of-work electrician, as he marched alongside some 200,000 fellow workers and their supporters in downtown Mexico City this month.

Mexico: Gunmen Kill Family Of Melquisedet Angulo, Slain Drug War Hero

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Assailants on Tuesday gunned down the mother, aunt and siblings of a marine killed in a raid that took out one of Mexico's most po...

Weekly Immigration Wire: Healthcare and the Undocumented

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Right-Wing pundits are polluting constructive dialogue about health care reform, many times citing immigration as mark against it.

We Can't Wait for Change

Christine Neumann-Ortiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Neumann-Ortiz

What President Obama and other Democrats fail to take into account is that the Latino community can't wait till 2010 for justice to arrive.

Obama In Mexico Supports Calderon's Drug Crackdown Despite Abuse Allegations

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — A day before facing a potentially boisterous town hall in New Hampshire, President Barack Obama praised the spirited debat...

Mexico Anti-Drug Aid Delayed Due To Human Rights Criticism

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., blocked the release of a favorable State Department report on Mexico's human rights record, The Washingt...

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...

Swine Flu Playing A Role In Mexican Politics

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The slumping economy and the bloody drug war had been Mexican voters' top worries ahead of midterm elections in July. Then the mysterious A(H1N1) viru...