MEXICO CITY - Several Latin American presidents have complained bitterly after recent revelations about U.S. electronic surveillance, but there's a bit of hypocrisy in some of their griping.
MEXICO CITY - The National Action Party held on to the governorship of Baja California in state and local elections, returns showed Monday, breathing life into the sputtering center-right party but failing to clarify the outlook for pending changes in Mexican oil industry law.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's president signed into law a monopoly-busting telecommunications law Monday that's expected to drive down telephone prices for consumers and cost the country's richest man billions of dollars.
MEXICO CITY - Those who resent the powerful ruling class of this country have coined colorful slang phrases for the rich and entitled. The sons of the elite are called "juniors," or worse papaloys, a Spanish language contraction of the words "papa" and "lords."
MEXICO CITY - President Obama on Friday delivered an impassioned appeal to change U.S. immigration rules so that "immigrants get on the right side of the law."
MEXICO CITY - A vaunted three-party alliance that sustains President Enrique Peña Nieto's drive to enact major changes in Mexico is severely fraying, casting a shadow over pending overhauls in tax collection, finance and energy production.
CIENEGA DE FLORES, Mexico - When an American replaces the battery in a car, likely as not the old battery will be shipped to Mexico rather than trucked to a modern U.S. recycling plant.
MEXICO CITY - Some 2.2 percent of all U.S. gun sales are made to smuggling rings that take firearms to Mexico, a scale of illegal trafficking that's "much higher than widely assumed," an academic study released Monday found.
MEXICO CITY - The middle class is growing - just not in the United States or Europe - but in the far reaches of the globe, a change that very likely will move power away from the world's current centers of prosperity, a United Nations study released Thursday concludes.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico is hurtling toward what health experts predict will be a public health crisis from diabetes-related disease.
MEXICO CITY - Bills to legalize marijuana have come before Mexico's Congress in the past, and sunk almost without debate. But lawmaker Fernando Belaunzaran Mendez thinks this time is different.
MEXICO CITY - Gradually but notably, the mood of Mexicans has brightened about their personal security and the broader war on crime, a shift in this country's state of mind that coincides with a sharp reduction in bloodshed in once violent regions.
MEXICO CITY - When a naval unit recently gunned down the leader of the feared Zetas crime group, the clash took place in the dusty town of Progreso, 70 miles from the Texas border and far from any area where one would expect a modern navy to operate.
LA CHIRIPA, Mexico - Teacher Blanca Isabel Banuelos instructs her pupils in semidarkness. The power has been cut to her one-room school for lack of payment.
MEXICO CITY - Two years after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, Mexico's state oil company is about to test its hand at drilling at extraordinary depths in the Gulf of Mexico.
ESPINAL, Mexico - Organizers in this verdant hill town in
Veracruz state have coaxed a tiny economic experiment on the
citizenry: They created an alternative local currency.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - In a city that's just earned the
title of the most dangerous in the Americas, few people dare go to
the police with complaints. Rather, they view police officers with
fear, scorn and disgust.
The front page of the Notiver newspaper in Veracruz, Mexico, on
Aug. 10; two of its journalists have been slain since June.
VERACRUZ, Mexico - After decades of poking around crime scenes,
digging into conspiracies and hanging out with cops and
politicians, columnist Miguel Angel Lopez had earned his stripes as
journalistic alpha dog of the crime and corruption beat in this
steamy port on the Gulf of Mexico.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras - Counter-narcotics agents in Honduras
discovered a major cocaine-processing complex last month tucked in
mountainous triple-canopy jungle near the border with Guatemala, a
worrisome sign that Colombian drug lords are shifting their
operations to the weaker countries…
MEXICO CITY - Mexico and the United States agreed in principle
Thursday to open U.S. highways to Mexican long-haul trucks, ending
a lingering safety dispute that prompted Mexico to impose more than
$2 billion in retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exporters.
SAN JERONIMO SOSOLA, Mexico - Look around the rain-fed corn
farms in Oaxaca state, and in vast areas of Mexico, and one sees
few young men, just elderly people and single mothers.
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - When gangsters kill a police officer -
or even three of them - it rarely makes news in this violent border
A federal agent holds a case with a badge and shirt belonging to a slain officer, Erika Silva, together with her photo. She was killed by gunmen Dec. 6, and like most police slayings, her murder remains unsolved.
MEXICO CITY - Slowly and steadily, this sprawling city is
cleaning up its air.
CULIACAN, Mexico - As narcotics addiction soars in Mexico, drug
rehabilitation centers have become killing zones and recruitment
centers in the country's escalating drug war.
MEXICO CITY - As the death toll has climbed from drug-related
violence in Mexico, it's fallen largely to newspapers to keep the
Commuters in Mexico City can use shared bicycles from 85 docking stations in four downtown districts.
BEIJING — The most expensive and lavish Olympic Games in history
came to a close Sunday as Beijing officially passed the Olympic
flame to London, and the countdown started for the 2012 games that
the British say will be frugal but fun.
BEIJING — Chinese citizens have opened their wallets to the
victims of last month's savage earthquake, but not all their
generosity has been voluntary.
SHANGHAI, China — Coming soon to a toy store near you: plush
teddy bears with altered noses.
SHIJIAZHUANG, China — If you pop a vitamin C tablet in your
mouth, it's a good bet it came from China. Indeed, many of the
world's vitamins are now made in China.
TOKYO — Japan's ruling party on Wednesday chose Shinzo Abe, an
ardent conservative who is unapologetic about Japan's wartime past,
as its new leader, ensuring that he'll succeed retiring Prime
Minister Junichiro Koizumi this week.
WASHINGTON — Japan, backed by the United States and Britain,
pressed Wednesday for U.N. Security Council sanctions against North
Korea's weapons programs in retaliation for a battery of missile
tests that has rattled markets around the world.