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Mexico considers changing land law

Mexico considers changing land law

Artemio Rosas, a surf shop owner and real estate broker in Arroyo Seco, Mexico, said he thinks letting foreigners buy coastal land would help his business and create good jobs. He says fears of foreigners are the product of “small minds.”

October 13, 2013 9:40 pm
Mexico considers changing land law

Mexico considers changing land law

Roberto Gudino 47, a farmworker in coastal Arroyo Seco, Mexico, said he worries a change would cut off residents’ access to beaches.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Peña Nieto faces uphill battle in plan to reform oil giant Pemex

Peña Nieto faces uphill battle in plan to reform oil giant Pemex

MEXICO CITY - If Mexico had a crown jewel, it would be the giant state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Year after year, it has poured billions of dollars into the national treasury, historically paying for schools, hospitals, dams, highways, ports and more.

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

22 slain in Michoacan attacks

MEXICO CITY - Organized criminals in the troubled Mexican state of Michoacan were suspected of unleashing a series of attacks on government forces Tuesday that resulted in the deaths of 20 criminals and two federal police officers, according to the federal government.

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Anti-corruption test riles Mexican cops

Anti-corruption test riles Mexican cops

A police officer patrols in Zapopan, near Guadalajara in Jalisco state. Officials in Zapopan recently learned that 389 officers, about a quarter of the entire police force, failed a national police vetting exam. Zapopan's mayor is reluctant to fire the officers, in part because he fears they…

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Anti-corruption test riles Mexican cops

Anti-corruption test riles Mexican cops

GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Guadalajara police commander Juan Carlos Martinez took Mexico's national police vetting exam in April 2012. He failed. But no one in government would tell him why.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rise in vigilante groups worries Mexicans

MEXICO CITY - Debate is intensifying over armed vigilante patrols that have sprung up in crime-plagued sections of rural Mexico, particularly in the state of Guerrero, where some patrols joined forces this week with a radical teachers union that has been causing havoc with massive protests, …

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Peña Nieto: Wait a year to judge strategy against cartel violence

Peña Nieto: Wait a year to judge strategy against cartel violence

MEXICO CITY - President Enrique Peña Nieto, faced with a gruesome one-day toll of 29 suspected organized-crime-related deaths in his country, told reporters Wednesday that Mexicans should give his anti-crime strategy about a year before judging whether it is working.

March 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Mexico 'ghost pueblos' sit frozen in time as residents flee in fear

OUTSIDE SAN LUIS DE LA LOMA, Mexico - Don Polo's heavily armed convoy wound its way through the hills above the lush coastal plain of Guerrero state, its groves of slender palm trees now far below him.

March 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Immigration law of Alabama partly upheld by judge

ATLANTA - A federal judge Wednesday temporarily blocked portions of Alabama's strict immigration law but upheld others, including a controversial section that requires police to check the residency status of suspected illegal immigrants during traffic stops.

September 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Alabama's strict immigration law challenged in court

ATLANTA - Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration, widely considered the toughest such law in the nation, was challenged in federal court Friday by opponents who argued that many of its provisions - including bans on knowingly driving illegal immigrants and renting them proper…

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BP hopes it can plug oil leak for good with special mud, cement

ATLANTA - For more than three months, the world has waited for a permanent fix to the BP oil leak. It may not have to wait much longer.

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