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Coke smuggler's arrest unravels alleged corruption of ex-Sonora governor

The arrest of an Hermosillo man for firing guns into the air led to the investigation of nearly two dozen members of Sonora's government, unveiling an alleged deal between a businessman and cocaine smuggler to funnel money into the campaign of Gov. Guillermo Padrés in exchange for rigged construction deals.... Read more»

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Mexico's president meets his match: teachers

Analysis: Teachers' unrest and new cracks in the uneasy alliance supporting the government's reforms agenda mean hard days ahead for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.... Read more»

Mexican policy shift seen as push for sovereignty

Security initiatives recently announced by the Mexican government suggest that the country may move to reaffirm its sovereignty and focus less on the interests of the U.S. and other foreign countries. Last month President Peña Nieto utlined a strategy to fight crime that would create a 10,000-member force to focus on crimes like murder, kidnapping and extortion. It emphasized a shift from the previous administration’s focus on top cartel leaders.... Read more»1

Pena Nieto sworn in as Mexican president amid protests

At least 25 people were injured in protests as Enrique Pena Nieto was sworn in as Mexico's new president Saturday morning. ... Read more»

Mexico: Calderon’s legacy of blood and busts

Despite his military offensive, outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon couldn’t destroy the drug cartels.... Read more»

In Mexico, breaking out of jail the easy way

A massive, front-door prison walkout exposes gaping holes in Mexico’s corrections system.... Read more»

Mexican president defends war against drug cartels

Mexican President Felipe Calderon defended his war against the country's powerful drug cartels, saying it has gotten results. ... Read more»2

Enrique Peña Nieto wins Mexican presidential election

Enrique Peña Nieto has won the Mexican presidential election, the Federal Electoral Institute announced late Sunday night. Peña Nieto, of the center-left Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which ruled Mexico for most of the 20th century, won more than 38 percent of the vote.... Read more»


Why Mexico's election doesn't matter to Americans

The winner of Sunday's Mexican presidential election is unlikely to change course on U.S. trade and the drug war.... Read more»


Mexico's hidden success story

The U.S. is overlooking a real economic and political success story in Mexico. Our southern neighbor is going through a transformation of historic dimensions, yet a large gap remains when it comes to U.S. public perceptions of Mexico.... Read more»

Mexico's suave presidential front-runner glides ahead

The Mexican presidential election is Enrique Peña Nieto's to lose. The PRI candidate has projected polish, popular appeal and power in his drive to take the presidency.... Read more»

Will Calderón strike a nerve in Havana?

Mexican President Felipe Calderón's trip to Cuba may do more to highlight the ongoing estrangement between the two countries than it will their historic ties.... Read more»

Mexico election campaigns kick off

The 2012 presidential election in Mexico promises to bring change, especially with the opposition PRI entering the race as the prohibitive favorite.... Read more»

Biden: Drug legalization debate 'legitimate'

Vice President Biden said that the debate about legalizing drugs was "legitimate," while remaining firm that the United States opposes legalization.... Read more»

Mexican prison riot a ruse for escape by Zetas

A Mexican prison riot in which 44 people were stabbed, strangled or beaten to death was a cover for the escape of 30 members of the Zetas drug cartel, blamed for some of Mexico's most brutal killings, investigators said.... Read more»

Woman picked as candidate for Mexico's presidency

Mexico's ruling National Action Party (PAN) has chosen female candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota as its candidate for July's election, ready to take on current frontrunner, the Institutional Revolutionary Party's (PRI) Enrique Peña Nieto.... Read more»

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