President Peña Nieto said Mexico's made big progress on education and telecom reform. But observers say the real hurdles lie ahead.
A mass grave outside Mexico City contained the bodies of several youths abducted in May, a case that deepened concerns about organized crime in the city.
Zocalo plaza, one of the world's largest public squares, has filled with a patchwork of tents and tarps – and the mayor is hearing from residents who are not happy about it.
The Education Department has admitted to 117 errors in spelling and grammar in a Spanish language and a geography textbook for elementary schools.
Analysts say Pemex – which has long been a symbol of national sovereignty – needs tens of billions of dollars in private investment to stay competitive.
The US sharply protested the release on procedural grounds of Rafael Caro Quintero, whose sentence for the killing of a US drug enforcement agent was overturned.
Peru's economy has expanded over 10 years of sustained growth, stoking access to credit and higher risks of debt across the rising middle class.
A political organization tracing its beliefs to the Shining Path has some worried that Peru still needs to resolve the conditions that gave rise to the guerrilla movement in the first place.
In a Lima, Peru slum, an oasis of urban agriculture blooms beneath high-tension electric wires.
The capture of Zetas leader Miguel Angel Treviño Morales is an important success for Mexico's eight-month-old Peña Nieto administration, but the previous president may deserve a tip of the hat.
On Dec. 4, the San Antonio Spurs will face the Minnesota Timberwolves in what will be second regular-season game to ever be played in Mexico City.
Mexico has been quiet in recent years on the US immigration debate after former President Vicente Fox's vocal push for US reform prompted criticism.
Jorge Arzave saw a bright future in the new suburban home that construction incentives and government loans made possible. But the house is falling apart, and promised services never arrived. Now he's challenging the government to help.
This year has seen politicians and the rich sarcastically dubbed 'ladies' or 'gentlemen' for their poor behavior. Caught on camera and tweeted, some of the public shaming is working.
Some 39 percent of the Mexican population, or 44 million people, is now considered middle class.
The route to the US has become so risky and costly that increasing numbers of Central American migrants - fleeing violence and economic woes at home - are staying in Mexico, working illegally.
On average 130 people per month have been reported kidnapped this year, compared to 40 per month in 2004. Some question if Mexico's inability to prosecute crimes is fueling the problem.
Chinese President Xi arrives in Mexico today for a three-day visit that could mark a new – and friendlier – stage in the two countries' relationship.
Carrot is the country's first car share initiative with 8,500 members in Mexico City. Some studies show the introduction of shared cars will reduce the overall number of drivers on the road.
The OECD's new 'Better Life' index ranks Mexico low in terms of wages and education, but the Latin American nation ranks as one of the highest in terms of life satisfaction.
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