Tag: <span>Felipe Calderon</span>

Mexico’s Agustín Carstens Bids To Head IMF; Faces Tough Competition From France’s Lagarde

Mexican central bank chief Agustín Carstens announced his bid Tuesday to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF), after former chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn stepped down earlier this month in the midst […] Read More >

Mexico Fires 7 Immigration Officials; More Decapitated Bodies Found In Durango

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican authorities fired seven high-ranking officials from the country’s national immigration agency Thursday, following a wider effort to clean up the government branch, according […] Read More >

Mexican Mine Explosion Leaves Five Dead; “No Chance” For Other Miners, Labor Secretary Says

The gas explosion that trapped 14 miners underground Tuesday in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila has now claimed the lives of five of those workers. Rescue crews at the […] Read More >

Coal Mine Explosion In Mexico Traps 14 Miners; Calderón Promises Aid

Today in Latin America Top Story — A gas explosion inside a coal mine in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila Tuesday trapped 14 miners underground and injured another. The […] Read More >

Mexico’s National Security Law Can’t Be Evaluated, Says PRI’s Navarrete

Facing the opposition of human rights groups and deputies from the PRD, Convergencia and PT parties, the PRI’s Alfonso Navarrete Prida announced Thursday that there is not enough time to […] Read More >

Mexico, Colombia, Peru & Chile Look To Integrate Their Economies And Expand Trade With Asia

Today in Latin America Top Story — Four of Latin America’s most pro-market governments signed an agreement Thursday to work toward integrating their economies and deepen their commercial ties with Asia. […] Read More >

Mexico’s National Security Law Proposal Prompts Human Rights Concerns

As the deadline nears for the Mexican Congress to approve controversial changes to the country’s National Security Law, Mexican human rights advocates are rallying against revisions that they say could […] Read More >

Mexico’s Congress Considers Changing Security Law To Control Drug War Violence

With the current session of Mexico’s Congress scheduled to expire Friday, members of Mexico’s House of Deputies have less than a week to deliberate over controversial changes to the country’s […] Read More >

Mexican Cartels Threaten The World, Says DEA Head; Two U.S. Citizens Killed Near Border

Today in Latin America Top Story — The acting head of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said that countries across the world are concerned about the long reach […] Read More >

Mexican Attorney General Resigns; Calderón Nominates Female Anti-Drug Official

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexico’s attorney general resigned from his post Thursday, as President Felipe Calderón selected a top female anti-drug official to replace him in the […] Read More >