| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:53 PM
A dramatic vote in the Mexican senate has kept alive a plan to reform this country’s corrupt and politically-powerful unions, despite opponents’ attempts to smother the idea in the legislature. But the senators' move late Tuesday could also...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 5:53 PM
A drug capo described by Mexican officials as "one of the most important lieutenants" for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the fugitive leader of the Sinaloa cartel, has been captured, the defense ministry announced Sunday. Jesus Alfredo Salazar Ramirez,...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:23 PM
A new subway line inaugurated by the mayor and Mexico's president. opened to the public Tuesday in what leaders called the most significant and complex public-works project in recent Mexican history. The new Line 12, or Gold Line, cost about $1.8...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 12:49 PM
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....
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:37 AM
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."
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Mexico confirmed Tuesday that its forces killed Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, boss of the ruthless Zetas cartel, but it remains uncertain what effect, if any, the killing will have on the larger scourge of drug trafficking and violence.
The takedown of...
| May 16, 2012
If Carlos Fuentes could have invented the perfect character to star in one of his novels, he might have come up with a protagonist named Carlos Fuentes.
That character would be a glamorous global citizen who was born in Panama as a diplomat's son, then...
| Jan 25, 2011
For 40 years as a bishop in Mexico's impoverished Chiapas state, Samuel Ruiz championed the rights of the long-suffering Maya Indians who dominate the lush region. He learned their languages and adopted their customs into Roman Catholic practice.
| Dec 26, 2010
What can travelers expect from Mexico in 2011? That's at least a $64-million question, given the many Americans who visit the country every year. And the answers seem to point every which way.
Across Mexico, international visitors and drug-war casualties...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 6:26 PM
Mexico's top diplomat in the United States has vowed that his government will redouble efforts to apprehend the growing numbers of criminal suspects who escape across America's borders.
"You have my firm commitment that Mexico will never be a safe...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Move over, all you Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger wanna-bes. Here come Chicago’s Rick Bayless, Tony Mantuano and Art Smith, along with 87 other renowned chefs, willing to perform a little kitchen diplomacy on behalf of the U.S. Department of...