Tag: <span>Felipe Calderon</span>

Latin American Presidents Push Drug War Debate

Top Story— The presidents of Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico urged the U.N. to begin a global debate about the U.S.-backed drug war at Wednesday’s U.N. General Assembly in New York. The […] Read More >

Mexico’s Felipe Calderon Defends Security Policies in Final Speech

Top Story — Mexican President Felipe Calderón defended his security and economic policies in his final state of the nation speech on Monday. He highlighted the role he played in cleaning up corruption […] Read More >

Mexican Gov. Says Drug War Death Toll Over 47,500

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Mexican government released statistics Wednesday showing that more than 47,500 people have been killed in drug-related violence since Mexican President Felipe Calderón […] Read More >

Mexico Authorities Abuse Human Rights In Drug War Fight, Report Says

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican authorities, including the widely esteemed and U.S.-trained Marines, have committed hundreds of human rights abuses, according to a report issued by Human […] Read More >

Mexico President Signs Safety Law For Nurseries

Over two years since a fire claimed the lives of nearly fifty children in Mexico, President Felipe Calderón signed into law a landmark proposal to regulate the country’s day care […] Read More >

Mexico: Calderón Claims PRI Considers Deals With Drug Cartels

Today in Latin America Top Story— As election season in Mexico begins to heat up, President Felipe Calderón said that members of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) may work […] Read More >

Mexico Arrests Zetas Leader Suspected Of Ordering Monterrey Casino Attack

Mexican defense officials said Thursday that they captured a top member of the Zetas drug cartel, who allegedly ordered the arson attack on a casino in Monterrey that killed 52 […] Read More >

Mexico: Activists File Complaint Against Calderón For Drug War Human Rights Violations

Human rights activists filed a criminal complaint with the International Criminal Court at the Hague against Mexican President Felipe Calderón for his alleged role in the commission of war crimes […] Read More >

Former Monterrey Mayor Arrested For Corruption; Alleged Ties To Casino Fire

The former mayor of the violent Mexican city of Monterrey was arrested Sunday for alleged irregularities in public works during his time in office between 2006 and 2009. Adalberto Madero […] Read More >

Mexico: Two Severed Heads Found Near Defense Ministry In Capital

The decapitated heads of two men were found near Mexico’s Defense Ministry in Mexico City on Monday along with a note attributing the killings to the “Hand with Eyes” drug […] Read More >