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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How Mexico's drug war affects tourism

    How Mexico's drug war affects tourism
    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...
  • Mexico promises increased efforts to return border-crossing fugitives

    Mexico promises increased efforts to return border-crossing fugitives
    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...
  • 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...