Mexico's next president has boldly promised to halve the number of kidnappings and murders during his six-year term by moving law enforcement away from showy drug busts and focusing on protecting ordinary citizens from gangs.
U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone said that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is responsible for the "nightmare" his country is going through in regards to drug cartels.
Author Carlos Fuentes, who played a dominant role in Latin America's novel-writing boom by delving into the failed ideals of the Mexican revolution, died Tuesday in a Mexico City hospital.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon told President Barack Obama on Monday that drug violence would continue unabated in his country unless the flow of American guns is curbed.
A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging some 800 homes near the epicenter and swaying tall buildings and spreading fear and panic hundreds of miles away in the capital of Mexico City.
The estimated 50,000 dead in the Mexican War on Drugs will become victims once again. This time they’ll fall to political spin in the upcoming presidential campaigns.
Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that Mexico's three main presidential candidates share a vision of continued close cooperation with Washington, and also knocked down talk of drug legalization in the region.
More than 47,000 people have been killed in drug violence in the five years since President Felipe Calderon launched a military crackdown against drug cartels.
Last summer, Alejandro Hernandez Pacheco was almost certain he was going to die being held captive by drug cartels.
However, Hernandez miraculously fled drug cartel members that had kidnapped him. Weeks later, he applied for asylum in El Paso.
The latest senseless killing in Mexico that claimed the lives of 52 people at a Monterrey casino at the hands of cartel extortionists finally shocked some reaction out of the country's government.
A growing number of Mexicans are fleeing raging drug cartel violence in and around Ciudad Juarez to begin a long-shot bid for political asylum next door in the United States.
Three governors are elected, and the PRI hopes victories that appear likely in at least two states will strengthen its bid to retake the presidency.
Some balk at restricting news to aid fight against drug trade