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Padrés' official photograph as governor of Sonora.

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»

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»

A U.S. Border Patrol helicopter patrols over the Paso del Norte International Bridge between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico in March 2012.

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

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks on Saturday.

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

Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

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

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

Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

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 campaigns in March.

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»

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

Enrique Peña Nieto campaigns on June 12.

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»

Enrique Peña Nieto in March.

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»

Mexican President Felipe Calderón surveys damage to a home caused by recent earthquakes in Ometepec, Guerrero, on Monday.

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»

Enrique Peña Nieto

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

Vice President Joe Biden speaks with President Barack Obama before a meeting in the Oval Office on Friday.

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

Guards try to keep family members of prisoners away from the Apodaca prison gates following Monday's riot.

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»

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