Topic: Felipe Calderon
A daylight attack on Thursday that left more than 50 people dead and a Monterrey casino in flames has shocked and frightened a Mexican public already hardened to drug violence.
08/26/2011 04:10 pm
Ahead of next year's presidential race, Mexico's ruling party is touting fiscal responsibility since most indebted states are run by the opposition, but unlike in the US, most voters don't seem to care.
08/23/2011 01:07 pm
Honduras is the latest Latin American country to deploy soldiers to fight organized crime. But evidence suggests that this does little in the long term, and may even make things worse.
08/19/2011 02:46 pm
The leaders of Venezuela and Mexico have been fighting crime in similar ways. But differences in political agendas, cooperation with the US, and high-level corruption raise interesting questions.
08/15/2011 11:19 am
Drug cartels have a grip on Guatemala, harming that country and posing a risk to the US. September elections – and the government that emerges – need transparency and reform to free officials from the influence of cartels.
08/11/2011 11:34 am
The reports suggest that, despite what might seem like common sense, investment in dangerous pockets of Mexico is up.
08/08/2011 12:04 pm
The government hailed a long list of recent arrests of drug lords and other criminals, but such events always seem to be paired with a setback or other negative development in the drug war.
08/04/2011 12:54 pm
Human rights activists say the move will rein in the military's abuses, which have sharply increased with the army's deployment against criminal gangs operating in Mexico.
07/15/2011 11:09 am
Brazil just launched a new, multibillion-dollar program to aid the 16 million Brazilians still living in extreme poverty. The program is the latest in an effort across Latin America to stamp out poverty.
07/07/2011 12:20 pm
Sunday's gubernatorial victory for PRI, which ran Mexico for 71 years with a heavy hand before being ousted in 2000, makes it a clear favorite ahead of 2012 presidential polls.
07/05/2011 04:59 pm