| Jul 20, 2012
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...
| May 8, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Bearing white balloons and fake bloodstains, tens of thousands of demonstrators crowded Mexico City's historic downtown Sunday to call for an end to the country's unrelenting drug violence.
The primary target of the protest was President Felipe Calderon,...
| Apr 2, 2012
MEXICO CITY —Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, who led the country amid economic meltdown and natural disaster in the 1980s but laid the groundwork for freer markets and political opening, has died. He was 77.
De la Madrid died Sunday...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 12:00 PM
As ranking member on the House Oversight Committee's hearing into the disgraceful "Fast & Furious" Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms program, Congressman Elijah Cummings appears to be using his position to grandstand against our 2nd Amendment rights. By...
| Jun 28, 2011
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.
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Editor's note: Judge James P. Gray (Ret.) was a speaker Feb. 16 at the closing banquet of an international forum titled "Drugs Unbalanced — After a Century of Their Prohibition." The forum was sponsored by Mexico United Against Delinquency, and...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 5:00 PM
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"...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:00 AM
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...