One of Zetas top command captured; deadly prison spats spread through prisons in Matamoros and Monterrey; while the Pan-American games get underway in Guadalajara.
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PRI get the campaign ball rolling; eight New Generation members arrested in connection with 32 bodies found Thursday in Veracruz; and Pemex continues to battle with Repsol over board control.
Rick Perry says US should consider sending troops into Mexico to fight cartels; Baja California upholds pro-life stance; and five severed heads found outside a school in Acapulco.
Frontrunners announce their presidential candidacy; 35 bodies found in trucks in Veracrus; World Bank says violence is an important obstacle to development.
Gunmen kill family of policeman linked to casino attack; Mexico ranks third in OECD countries for youth unemployment and school drop-out rates; while teachers march against violence in Acapulco.
Calderón vows to continue drug war, as Mayor of Monterrey steps down over new casino scandal and American “Drug Czar” says power must move from Army to Police.
Country reels in aftermath of casino attack as five suspected Zeta members and one police officer arrested; two female journalists are killed in Mexico City; and Cardenas asked to run…
Entire police force of Ascensión resign; US increases security collaboration with Mexico; and Chivas crush Barcelona.
Fed. govt. suspends subsidy for Juárez as prison riot highlights failure of the city’s security system; study shows poverty increased under Calderón; and economy secretariat says violence not deterring FDI.
Mexican government uncover enormous marijuana farm; seven prisoners are killed after jail riot sees 59 escape; and central bank head says economy resilient to global woes.
U.S.-Mexico trucking dispute resolved; as Calderon says flooding in the capital could have been avoided.
Tamaulipas massacre suspect ‘confesses’; eight players are suspended from Mexico’s Copa America squad for ‘indiscipline’; and twenty thousands families are affected by flash floods.
Gen. Sanabria pleads guilty to drug trafficking, and Peruvian President-elect Humala visits Bolivia.
14 Bolivian soldiers arrested in Chile on suspicion of smuggling illegal cars; Humala and Piñera discuss Bolivian maritime access; and Gran Poder festival gets under way in La Paz.
OAS decline to support Bolivia’s maritime claim; while government taken by surprise by the number of illegal vehicles queuing for registration following new amnesty law.
Visit of Iranian Defence Minister causes tension with Argentina, Indigenous tribe threaten to resist new highway with “bows and arrows”, and blockade on Peru-Bolivia border is temporarily lifted
Truck drivers stranded due to Peruvian protests ask Bolivian government for food, Morales announces the building of a new international airport, and the Organisation of American States plans to monitor…
Governor of Beni placed under house arrest; Morales appeals for opening up of electoral media reporting; S & P raise credit rating; and giant Virgin to be built in Copacabana.
Spanish judge declines Morales offer to lead maritime claim; and ‘boy traveller‘ is reunited with his mother after three days on the road.
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Plane crash kills four UN officials; Inter-American Bank forecasts 10% food price inflation and MAS pass controversial new judicial law.
Morales announces the elimination of six laws to bury neoliberal Supreme Decree, while one lawyer and three policeman are arrested in Sanabria case.
Protests end as COB and government come to a deal; Morales asks public opinion on fiscal policy; and chief editor of local news agency is murdered.
As nationwide protests continue into their tenth day, union leaders and government remain unable to come to an agreement.
Police clash with protesters as Morales battles with unions over pay rises, and Santiago’s residents say Bolivia should be granted access to Pacific.