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Pemex Explosion a Test for Mexico's New President

Feb 04, 2013

The explosion that left dozens dead at the headquarters of Pemex in Mexico City is a test for the brand-new administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, one that involves some of the thorniest issues: transparency and oil.First of all, the government...

Calderón to Teach at Harvard Despite Protests

Jan 11, 2013

MEXICO CITY—Harvard University has confirmed that former Mexican president Felipe Calderón will assume a teaching position starting Jan. 28 at the university’s Kennedy School of Government, reports La Opinión. Calderón’s position will be for one year, through an academic fellowship.The...

Mexico's Peña Nieto Goes to Washington

Nov 27, 2012

Mexico's president elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, who takes office Dec. 1, is meeting with President Obama today at the White House. Peña Nieto's election marks the return of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to power in Mexico after 12 years...

Mexico: Student-Led Movement Upending Election, to AMLO’s Benefit

Jun 11, 2012

When Mexico held its first presidential debate on May 6, it was caricatured publicly as a contest between a “Pretty Boy” (Enrique Peña Nieto), a “Quinceañera Doll” (Josefina Vázquez) and a “Has Been” (Andres López Obrador). At the time, Nieto,...

Argentina: 35th Anniversary of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo

Apr 30, 2012

On Thursday, April 30, 1977, a small group of women met in the Plaza de Mayo of Buenos Aires, Argentina with the aim of handing over a letter to then-president Jorge Videla, appealing for information about the whereabouts of their...

Social Media Impacting Mexican Presidential Contest

Apr 12, 2012

MERIDA, Mex. – Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube are upending Mexico’s presidential race. What only months ago had seemed like a foregone conclusion in Mexico – a victory for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), twelve years after...

Colombia's FARC Frees its Last Hostages

Apr 02, 2012

Colombia’s FARC guerrillas announced shortly before 6pm ET, that they liberated their last group of military hostages, handing them over to a humanitarian team led by the Red Cross and assisted by Brazilian airforce pilots.According to the FARC, ten members...

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