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  1. The World

    June 4, 2013

    Xi Jinping in Latin America

    Xi Jinping visiting a coffee farm in Costa Rica (AFP/Getty) Where the US leads, China follows close behind. Or is that vice...

  2. October 18, 2012

    US accused of excessive force at border

    The US has used excessive force against immigrants along the Mexican border and should co-operate in investigating border...

  1. July 23, 2012

    Latin America dogged by former leaders

    Former brokers never die, runs the old City of London saw, they just trade away. But what of former presidents? Nowhere is...

  2. July 18, 2012

    Mexico looks within

    When Joe Biden went to Mexico this March to talk to Felipe Calderón, the then Mexican president told the US vice-president...

  3. July 16, 2012

    Mexico’s new star needs teeth to face the dinosaurs

    This month’s presidential election in Mexico saw not only the Lazarus-like comeback of the Institutional Revolutionary party...

  4. July 2, 2012

    Mexico braced for old guard’s return

    The Institutional Revolutionary party (PRI), the centrist party that governed Mexico for 71 consecutive years until 2000,...

  5. July 2, 2012

    Peña Nieto on course to win Mexico poll

    Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto looked assured of returning his centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party...

  6. June 24, 2012

    Mexico admits to trafficker blunder

    Mexican authorities have admitted that the man they arrested last Thursday as the suspected son of the country’s most-wanted...

  7. Brussels Blog

    June 20, 2012

    Italy, Spain and EU bond purchase schemes

    Italy's Mario Monti, left, being greeted at the G20 summit by Mexican president Felipe Calderon When EU leaders agreed last...

  8. June 17, 2012

    Policy ‘paralysis’ hits global recovery

    The global recovery has stalled again as confidence in policy makers’ ability to provide conditions for growth has slipped...

  9. June 14, 2012

    Mexico frontrunner enlists anti-drugs fighter

    Latin America’s most celebrated crime fighter, who masterminded the downfall of Colombia’s drug cartels in the 1990s, is to...

  10. June 14, 2012

    IIF urges crisis response from G20

    The world’s largest financial institutions ratcheted up the pressure on eurozone leaders – and other Group of 20 countries...

  11. April 20, 2012

    Argentina woos Brazil over energy deal

    Less than a week after Argentina incurred international condemnation for plans to nationalise Spanish-controlled oil company...

  12. April 17, 2012

    Argentina swoop scuppers China oil deal

    Repsol tried to sell a controlling stake in its Argentinian oil company to a Chinese energy group before it was nationalised...

  13. April 6, 2012

    Colombia and Mexico push for drugs debate

    Colombia and Mexico, with the tacit backing of the US, will push for an open international debate about the legalisation of...

  14. March 28, 2012

    Mexico bank chief demands economic reform

    Mexico’s next president must dismantle the country’s energy monopoly and shake up the telecoms sector, dominated by...

  15. March 23, 2012

    Papal blend of politics and marketing

    The Vatican says the Pope’s visit to Mexico and Cuba is about love, hope and faith. In Latin America, most people believe it...

  16. March 6, 2012

    Firebrand targets unlikely Mexico poll win

    You have to be dogged, or perhaps just lucky, to catch up with Mexico’s best-known but most controversial politician. For...

  17. March 2, 2012

    Mexico defies US warnings to bask in tourist boom

    The bullets keep flying and the bodies keep piling up but more foreigners than ever are choosing to spend their holidays in...

  18. February 10, 2012

    Toxic tacos latest misstep in Mexican race

    Enrique Peña Nieto, the slick and youthful frontrunner in Mexico’s presidential elections, may still be streets ahead of the...

  19. February 1, 2012

    Mexico’s ruling party fails to inspire voters

    At times, it almost looked as if they did not want to be there. Against a dark studio background, the three figures vying...

  20. beyondbrics

    January 30, 2012

    Mexico: 'press for G20/G7 reform'

    Mexico, led by president Felipe Calderon (pictured),  should use its G20 presidency to push for a streamlined membership and...

  21. January 17, 2012

    Mexican politicians turn to bulletproof garb

    When it comes to bulletproof clothing, Miguel Caballero has thought of pretty much everything. For years, the Colombian...

  22. January 11, 2012

    Bloodiest time yet in Mexico’s war on drugs

    Almost 13,000 people died in drug-related violence between January and September last year, Mexican officials have said,...

  23. beyondbrics

    January 6, 2012

    Mexico: a new high

    Another high for emerging markets. As the BBC reports, Mexican president Felipe Calderon has inaugurated the world’s highest...

  24. November 22, 2011

    Mexico presidential hopeful steps aside

    A leading presidential hopeful for Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary party (PRI) has dropped out of the 2012 contest,...

  25. November 11, 2011

    Top Mexican minister dies in helicopter crash

    Mexico’s top cabinet secretary and a central figure in the country’s fight against organised crime died on Friday in a...

  26. November 9, 2011

    Mexico accused of using torture in war on drugs

    Mexico’s public security forces have indulged in the systematic use of torture in the country’s fight against...

  27. October 18, 2011

    Peña Nieto treads warily on path to presidency

    Enrique Peña Nieto’s 30-point lead in the polls suggests that the would-be candidate in Mexico’s presidential election is so...

  28. September 10, 2011

    Mexico finance minister resigns

    Mexico’s finance minister resigned on Friday to seek his party’s nomination for candidate in next year’s presidential...

  29. September 9, 2011

    Mexico presents ‘prudent’ budget

    Mexico’s centre-right administration has presented Congress with what it called a “prudent and responsible” budget for 2012...

  30. August 26, 2011

    Mexico demands US action after casino massacre

    Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón demanded more action from the US to curb drug demand and declared three days of mourning...

  31. August 26, 2011

    Casino attack in Mexico kills 53

    MONTERREY, Mexico, Aug 25 – Armed men killed at least 53 people in an attack on a casino in northern Mexico that left it...

  32. August 23, 2011

    Latin America: A toxic trade

    Amid the dizzying rise in commodities prices of the past decade, there are two notable exceptions: heroin and cocaine. Both...

  33. July 4, 2011

    Opposition triumphs in Mexican state polls

    Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) bulldozed its way to victory in three state elections on Sunday, paving the...

  34. June 16, 2011

    Mexico suffers worst one-day drugs war toll

    Mexico’s industrial heartland has suffered its bloodiest day on record, with violence from the country’s drugs war leaving...

  35. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2011

    Week ahead: May 30 - June 3

    The week kicks off with Mexico hosting trade talks with Argentina. Cristina Fernández, president of Argentina, will visit...

  36. May 23, 2011

    Agustín Carstens backed for IMF job

    The Mexican government on Sunday threw its weight behind Agustín Carstens, the country’s central bank governor, as the...

  37. April 6, 2011

    Haiti president-elect faces tough challenges

    Michel Martelly, the former carnival singer and self-styled “bad boy” who has won Haiti’s hotly contested presidential...

  38. March 20, 2011

    WikiLeaks spat leads to US diplomat resigning

    The US ambassador to Mexico has resigned following mounting friction between the countries over WikiLeaks cables that...

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