Ahead of International Women's Day, the United Nations chapter in Mexico called for the government to define 'femicide' as a 'particularly intolerable' crime. Female homicides have shot up in recent years.
President Obama on Thursday laid out a plan to allow trucks from Mexico to carry goods into America. Concern about safety of Mexican trucks have nixed such transport for decades.
Ahead of today's visit, Mexican President Felipe Calderón said the US has not done its part to reduce arms trafficking and drug consumption, and lambasted US diplomats for leaked cables that called his security forces corrupt and uncoordinated.
Even as Mexico's Felipe Calderón meets with President Obama at the White House Thursday in a demonstration of close bilateral ties, basic disagreements over the drug war persist.
US Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal this week likened Mexico's drug war to an 'insurgency' and suggested the US might need to send troops to prevent cartels from taking over Mexico.
Immigrant rights groups in Mexico and the US are up in arms over 'birthright citizenship' legislation to deny citizenship to American-born children of illegal residents.
The US delegation for meetings in Mexico Tuesday is dominated by security officials – an indication of how relations between the two countries are changing, especially given the recent Ciudad Juárez killings.
This weekend's deadly Mexico shootings of two Americans in the border city of Ciudad Juarez comes amid US alerts urging Americans to limit travel to parts of Mexico during spring break.
Schools and nightclubs are closed. Health officials have new powers to quarantine homes.