Tag: <span>Felipe Calderon</span>

Facing Protests in Ciudad Juárez, Calderón Says U.S. Must Reduce Consumption to Stem Mexico’s Drug War Violence

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican President Felipe Calderón visited the border city of Ciudad Juárez on Tuesday, where he was greeted by hundreds of protesters, according to […] Read More >

Mexico City Gay Marriage Legalization Takes Effect

Today in Latin America Top Story — A law legalizing gay marriage in Mexico City took effect yesterday, with the city government granting a dozen of the first licenses. Judith […] Read More >

Rio Group To Create Hemispheric Organization Excluding U.S. And Canada

Today in Latin America Top Story — Latin American and Caribbean leaders met Monday in Mexico for the Rio Group summit, where they proposed to create a group that could […] Read More >

Mexico Sends More Troops To Tijuana To Combat Drug Cartels

The Mexican government plans to send an additional 860 soldiers to the border city of Tijuana to combat the drug cartels operating within the region, according to an Associated Press […] Read More >

Weekly News Summary: Dec. 11, 2009 – Dec. 18, 2009

This section contains brief summaries of the main stories to come out of Latin America this week. Compiled by the staff of the Latin America News Dispatch. Argentina: A former […] Read More >