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Leftist president hopeful vows to erase Mexico's corruption
Mexico's leftist Morena party is making eradicating corruption the centerpiece of its platform as its leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador runs for the presidency in next July's elections.
Mexico open to 5-year NAFTA reviews, but not 'sunset clause'
Mexico says it is open to a thorough evaluation of NAFTA every five years, but not the kind of "sunset clause" Washington is reportedly seeking
2012's Biggest Social Media Blunders in LatAm Politics
We've covered many stories this year that show how those in Latin America can use social media for a good cause. For example, it was inspiring to see how students in Mexico used Twitter to organize protests against media monopolies . Yet, despite their generally democratic nature, social media
Peña Nieto Makes Big Promises to Mexico
Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, started his first day in office by making some big promises, mentioning that his goal is to "set the grounds" for Mexico to become a developed country. Surrounded by hundreds of foreign dignitaries, and most of Mexico's political brass, Peña Nieto
Enrique Peña Nieto Sworn in as President of Mexico
Enrique Peña Nieto took the oath of office on Saturday morning to become the new president of Mexico, as a chaotic protest of thousands of people unfurled outside Mexico's Congress. Peña Nieto takes over leadership of the country from Felipe Calderon of the National Action Party. The Institutional
Colombian FARC Rebels Declare Ceasefire and Other Top News From Latin America
Top News from Latin America Today: Brazilian OJ Simpson, FARC Declares Ceasefire
2012's Most Compelling International Elections
As voters in the United States have just cooled down from the 2012 election season, contests across the globe are just heating up. From Ukrain's disputed election, to Egypt, which held its first democratic election in centuries, a stream of countries are set for or have held highly contentious and
The Global Note: Some Euro-Relief…China Hijacking Foiled…President Morsi…The Queen's Diamonds
EURO-CRISIS: SOME REASON FOR HOPE -SUMMIT DEAL…As Richard DAVIES describes it, “An early morning surprise from Brussels.” After all-night talks European leaders appear to have come up with a set of measures to show they’re serious about solving the crippling debt crisis. European leaders agreed...
Mexican President Vows to Win Drug War
Calderon Calls for Renewal of U.S. Assault Weapons Ban, Points Out Shared Blame for Drugs
Mideast Crisis: Israel Widens Ground Offensive
MIDEAST CRISIS-NEWS UPDATES Israel Steps Up Ground Offensive Heavy clashes have been taking place in southern Lebanon between Israeli troops and Hezbollah fighters, after Israel vowed to widen its ground offensive. ( BBC ) Assad Tells Syrian Army to Get Ready Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has