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The upcoming issue of Time features Mexico’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto, on its cover. That has made the magazine more than a few new enemies. But it’s the accompanying front-page headline that really clinched the Mexicans’ ire: SAVING MEXICO. Read more»

The fist of Joe Louis, immortalized in a Detroit sculpture.

Once the Paris of the Midwest, Detroit brought the world soul music, Henry Ford and Francis Ford Coppola. It’s down now, but surely not out. We found plenty of examples of cities that have suffered worse than Detroit, only to pick themselves up again. Read more»

Venezuela and Paraguay pick presidents this month, and Chile and Honduras gear up for votes in November. Some will swing left, others right. Read more»

The Associated Press has nixed “illegal immigrant” from its stylebook. It now dictates to stop using “illegal” when describing a person. “Instead, it tells users that ‘illegal’ should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally,” says Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll’s statement explaining the move. Read more» 2

A classroom in Colombia.

Google is building an Internet data center and mobile providers are rolling out 4G networks, but that’s not all that’s in store for Latin America. Read more»

Enrique Peña Nieto campaigns in March.

Economics, immigration and the drug trade were prime on the mind of Mexico's president-elect as he met Obama. Read more»

President Obama and outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon following a joint press conference at the White House.

If they could vote in the US election, 58 percent of Mexicans would re-elect Barack Obama but many are disappointed with his handling of the drug war, immigration and trade relations, says a new survey. Read more» 1

Young Mexicans protest the media's coverage of PRI presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto on May 23 in Mexico City.

Enrique Peña Nieto seemed all but unstoppable in the race to become Mexico's president. But the politician representing the big old Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) may have finally hit a snag: youth. Read more»

It's been another week of chilling reminders of the high risks for journalists in parts of Latin America, with two killings turning the news lens on reporters. Now, a possible kidnapping in Colombia has put the danger further into focus. Read more»

When leaders want to revise their drug laws, they go to Ethan Nadelmann for advice. GlobalPost interviewed him about the state of the "legalize it" debate in the Americas. Read more»