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  • Mexican priest alleges mass kidnapping of Central American migrants

    A Roman Catholic priest who has long championed the cause of migrant workers denounced on Monday what he said was another mass kidnapping of undocumented Central Americans, purportedly yanked from a train by masked gunmen in southern Mexico. Father...
  • Mexico still waiting for answers on Fast and Furious gun program

    Mexico still waiting for answers on Fast and Furious gun program
    Last fall's slaying of Mario Gonzalez, the brother of a Mexican state prosecutor, shocked people on both sides of the border. Sensational news reports revealed that cartel hit men had tortured Gonzalez, and forced him to make a videotaped "confession"...
  • Chefs to serve as culinary diplomats

    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...
  • 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...
  • Mexico drug war displaces families in Sinaloa highlands

    Mexico drug war displaces families in Sinaloa highlands
    CULIACAN, Mexico — For generations, the extended Hernandez family tended fields of marijuana high in Sinaloa's western Sierra Madre highlands. They sold their crops to representatives of the Sinaloa cartel for a fraction of what the drug would...
  • Take the high road in Mexico

    Take the high road in Mexico
    At the beginning of May, with a couple of months to go until the Mexican elections, I interviewed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the presidential candidate of the leftist Democratic Revolutionary Party. We spoke for more than an hour, most of which he...
  • Hundreds of homes destroyed in 7.4 Mexico quake

    Hundreds of homes destroyed in 7.4 Mexico quake
    MEXICO CITY -- Hundreds of houses collapsed after a strong earthquake that rattled residents in southern Mexican resort towns and the nation's capital Tuesday, officials said. The quake had a magnitude of 7.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey....
  • Mexican official's last tweet recalls previous fatal crash

     
    In an odd coincidence, the last message posted on Twitter by Francisco Blake Mora, the Mexican interior secretary who died in a helicopter crash Friday, recalls a predecessor who died in a similar way....
  • Mexico's former ruling party wins state race over Calderon's sister

     
    The party that ruled Mexico for 70 years and hopes to make a comeback in next year's presidential election has won an important state race and handed defeat to the sister of President Felipe Calderon. The election in Mexico's western state of Michoacan...
  • Mexico: No sign of foul play in copter crash that killed minister

     
    Mexican transportation officials say no evidence exists so far to suggest foul play in the helicopter rash that killed Mexico's interior minister, Francisco Blake Mora, and seven others....
  • Mexican president names new interior minister

     
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Thursday appointed his intelligence chief, Alejandro Poire, to replace Interior Minister Francisco Blake Mora. Mexico's former interior minister was killed in a helicopter crash last week....