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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 teacher protests batter ruling party, eight killed in clashes

At least eight people were killed in clashes in southern Mexico over the weekend when police and members of a teachers' union faced off in violent confrontations, a senior state official said, piling fresh pressure on the country's embattled ruling party.... Read more»

Here's why Mexico distrusts authorities to find 43 missing students

Independent investigators are punching holes all over the official story.... Read more»

Mexican troops arrest alleged cartel gunman over student disappearances

It was the latest of nearly 100 arrests in the investigation into the abduction, and suspected killing, of 43 students in September.... Read more»

Analysis

Are the missing students protests turning into a Mexican spring?

Analysis: More than two months after Mexico’s Ayotzinapa students disappeared, protests are still rocking the country, and they’re spreading. Many demonstrators want to remove President Enrique Peña Nieto. But most analysts say that’s not likely. ... Read more»

Despite obesity, much of Mexico goes hungry

It may be the fattest of the world's major countries. But with 45.5 percent poverty, millions of Mexicans struggle to eat.... Read more»

Mexico elections like weird 'Wild West'

Candidates have been gunned down, gangster cash alleged in campaigns, governors accused of corruption and a cat, dog and donkey nominated for municipal office. Mexico's democracy is dancing dirty once again.... Read more»

Slim comes 2nd: Is Mexico's president a monopoly buster?

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto vows big changes with the economic reforms he's pushing and they've already taken more than a little change from the pockets of mega-mogul Carlos Slim, who lost the title of the world's richest man.... Read more»

Analysts weigh impact of Mexico's open access decision

The Mexican government’s decision to limit the access that U.S. law enforcement agents had under the previous administration should be seen more as an effort to streamline enforcement and not as an affront to its northern neighbor, analysts and lawmakers say.... Read more»

Analysis

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»

Mexico: Jalisco state tourism minister shot dead in Guadalajara

Authorities believe the killing of Jose de Jesus Gallegos Alvarez, recently appointed tourism minister of Jalisco state, may have been related to his business activities. ... Read more»

Mexico's energy reform drawing interest from Texas oilmen

The Mexican ruling party's recent decision to adopt a platform that could open up the country's giant oil monopoly to private investment has caught the attention of some industry gurus in Texas, who say the move bodes well for U.S. business interests.... Read more»

Drug war rages on the edge of Mexico City

Mexico's capital has been largely immune to the violence engulfing elsewhere in the country. But for how much longer?... Read more»

Mexican police arrested over alleged links to drug cartels

Over 150 police in the northern Mexican state of Durango have been arrested on suspicion of protecting drug traffickers.... 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

Mexico's new regime sparks Texas activism

The beginning of a new political era in Mexico has given rise to a new wave of activism in Texas aiming to keep attention on human rights awareness across the border. A group of activists from Texas and Mexico will descend on the Mexican consulate’s office Thursday to denounce the detainment of several dozen protesters who clashed with police in Mexico City during the inauguration of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Dec. 1.... Read more»

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