mexico

  • June 25, 2012  

    In a time of relatively stable economic growth, the top concern for Mexican voters is the national war on cartels and widespread drug violence. Margaret Warner previews the upcoming Mexican election and the various party factions competing for control, including the campaign frontrunner who out-”dazzles” the other candidates. Continue reading

  • June 20, 2012   BY Larisa Epatko  

    As Mexicans move to elect a new president on July 1, whoever wins the keys to the official residence, or Los Pinos, will be tied to the United States in a number of ways: on border security, as trading partners, and as a top energy supplier to its northern neighbor. Continue reading

  • May 16, 2012  

    Carlos Fuentes was a prolific writer — penning novels, essays, newspaper articles, even an opera. Recognized as one of Latin America’s greatest literary figures, Fuentes brought stories from Mexico to the world stage. He died Tuesday at age 83. Ray Suarez and Ilan Stavans of Amherst College discuss the impact of Fuentes’ work. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2012  

    Since 2006, an estimated 50,000 people have died in drug- and gang-related violence in Mexico — 49 of whom were found this weekend without heads, hands or feet outside Monterrey. Ray Suarez discusses the latest brutality with Alejandro Junco, owner of Grupo Reforma, one of the largest print media operations in Latin America. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2012  

    Without heads, hands or feet, 49 bodies were discovered outside Monterrey, Mexico — the latest casualties of a brutal five-year-old war between the country’s top two drug cartels. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2012  

    More than $24 million was involved in allegations of Wal-Mart’s Mexico bribery, according to a recent New York Times investigation. Judy Woodruff and Indiana University’s Joseph Hoffman discuss Wal-Mart’s internal inquiry into whether employees violated federal law and the parameters of the Foreign Corrupt Practices law. Continue reading

  • April 24, 2012  

    A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center shows the wave of Mexican immigrants into the United States between 2005 and 2010 was offset by an equal number of Mexican migrants returning home. Margaret Warner and report co-author Jeffrey Passel discuss the factors involved in the new migration equilibrium. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    As President Obama joins the weekend Summit of the Americas in Colombia, he may hear renewed calls to legalize some drugs. Ray Suarez gets two views from Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance and Ray Walser of the Heritage Foundation. Continue reading

  • March 20, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, insurgents in Iraq killed at least 46 people in a wave of attacks across the country aimed at Shiite pilgrims and police. Also, Syrian rebel forces abandoned the city of Deir Al-Zour in the face of government tanks. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2012   BY Tom LeGro 

    Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is internationally renowned for her iconic self-portraits. Upon her death in 1954, more than 6,500 personal photos were concealed. Some are now on display for the first time in the United States at Artisphere in Arlington, Va. Continue reading