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  • Mexicans voting for new president amid drug war

    Mexicans voting for new president amid drug war
    MEXICO CITY— Millions of Mexican voters Sunday were weighing whether to return a longtime ruling party to power, 12 years after replacing it with conservatives who have left many disillusioned with the nation's democratic transition. Enrique Peña...
  • Officials: Peña Nieto projected winner in Mexican presidential vote

    Officials: Peña Nieto projected winner in Mexican presidential vote
    Enrique Peña Nieto is the projected winner of Mexico's presidential election, according to a quick count by election officials. Representative samples from polling stations throughout the country gave Peña Nieto the lead, with between 37.93% and 38.55%...
  • Recount Confirms PRI Victory in Mexico

    Recount Confirms PRI Victory in Mexico
    MEXICO CITY -- With 99.92% of election returns officially counted, Enrique Peña Nieto has been confirmed as the winner of Mexico's presidential election. Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, was ahead of runner-up Andres Manuel...
  • Mexico Drug Lord El Coss Gulf Cartel Captured

    Mexico Drug Lord El Coss Gulf Cartel Captured
    He was once the boss...now he`s just busted. Mexican officials have captured one of the most wanted cartel leaders.  Jorge Costilla Sanchez—nicknamed 'El Coss'—was the head of the Gulf Drug Cartel, and is wanted in Texas for drug trafficking...
  • Use of torture by authorities has risen in Mexico, groups say

    MEXICO CITY — On the eve of Mexico's Day of the Dead this year, authorities in Veracruz declared triumphantly that they had solved one of the decade's most notorious slayings of a journalist in Mexico. They trotted before reporters a sad-sack...
  • Enrique Pena Nieto Sworn in as President of Mexico

    Enrique Pena Nieto Sworn in as President of Mexico
    Mexico City, Mexico (CNN) -- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in before Congress on Saturday, after he assumed control of the armed forces and national security in a symbolic ceremony held earlier. Exactly as scheduled, at 12:01 a.m....
  • Mexico Wants to Officially Change its Name

    Mexico Wants to Officially Change its Name
    It's the one fact about Mexico that you probably didn't know. The country's name is not really Mexico, at least not officially. After gaining independence from Spain in 1821, Mexico officially became the "Mexican United States." The American...
  • Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon says

    Mexico's crackdown on organized crime is working, Calderon says
    Fresh off this week's capture of a notorious drug lord, Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared Wednesday that his sustained assault on organized crime and efforts to clean up the police were paying off. In the president's annual state of the nation...
  • Mayor found dead three days after being kidnapped

    Mayor found dead three days after being kidnapped
    Spiraling drug-war violence in Mexico's wealthiest region has claimed the life of a prominent mayor — kidnapped Sunday and found dead Wednesday — and prompted demands from panicked residents for army protection. Edelmiro Cavazos was mayor...
  • Mexico arrests 6 police officers in mayor's slaying

    Mexican authorities on Friday announced the arrest of six police officers as suspects in the slaying this week of the mayor of a wealthy northern city. The suspects include a police agent who served as the mayor's bodyguard. But as Jose Alberto Rodriguez...
  • Mexico cartel kills four in car bombing

    Mexico cartel kills four in car bombing
    Four are killed in what officials call a well-planned trap near a federal police headquarters. It appears to be the first time traffickers have used a car bomb since the start of a military-led offensive against drug cartels. Drug traffickers have...