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  • Two-thirds of most-wanted Mexican drug lords are in custody, dead

     
    MEXICO CITY -- The government of President Felipe Calderon has made the elimination of top capo suspects from a most-wanted list of 37 men the barometer for success in its fight against organized crime. With the slaying of Zeta cartel leader Heriberto...
  • Mexico's Senate approves bill to fight money-laundering epidemic

     
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s Senate on Thursday unanimously approved an anti-money laundering bill in the hopes of stemming a multibillion-dollar tide of illicit cash that flows from the nation’s powerful drug cartels and has seeped into nearly...
  • Mexican union reform effort stays alive -- for now

     
    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...
  • Mexican officials capture key lieutenant of Sinaloa drug cartel

     
    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,...
  • Mexico City's new subway line alters transit map

     
    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...
  • 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 Zetas Cartel Boss Killed, Body Snatched

    Mexico's Zetas Cartel Boss Killed, Body Snatched
    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...
  • 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...
  • Carlos Fuentes dies at 83; Mexican novelist

    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...
  • Samuel Ruiz dies at 86; Mexican bishop championed rights of Maya Indians

    Samuel Ruiz dies at 86; Mexican bishop championed rights of Maya Indians
    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. He also...