Articles by Stephen Eisenhammer

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Mexico 17/10/2011

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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Mexico 10/10/2011

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.


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Mexico 03/10/2011

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.  


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Mexico 26/09/2011

Frontrunners announce their presidential candidacy; 35 bodies found in trucks in Veracrus; World Bank says violence is an important obstacle to development.


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Mexico 19/09/2011

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.


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Mexico 12/09/2011

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.  


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Mexico 05/09/2011

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…


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Mexico 08/08/2011

Entire police force of Ascensión resign; US increases security collaboration with Mexico; and Chivas crush Barcelona.


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Mexico 01/08/2011

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.


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Mexico 18/07/2011

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.


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Mexico 11/07/2011

U.S.-Mexico trucking dispute resolved; as Calderon says flooding in the capital could have been avoided.


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Mexico 04/07/2011

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.


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Bolivia 27/06/11

Gen. Sanabria pleads guilty to drug trafficking, and Peruvian President-elect Humala visits Bolivia. 


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Bolivia 20/06/11

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.


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Bolivia 13/06/11

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.


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Bolivia 06/06/11

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


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Bolivia 30/05/11

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…


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Bolivia 23/05/2011

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.


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Bolivia 16/05/2011

Spanish judge declines Morales offer to lead maritime claim; and ‘boy traveller‘ is reunited with his mother after three days on the road.