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Searching for Mexico’s drug war ‘disappeared’

By Tom Bateman-Today programme Photos of missing people on a wall outside the mortuary in Acapulco With thousands of people missing after six years of murderous violence linked to Mexico’s drugs cartels, families say they want more done to find … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Hot Political Summer

    A little more than a week after Mexicans went to the polls, conflict and controversy swirl around the July 1 elections. Almost everywhere-in the halls of Congress, on the Sunday talk shows, in bars and cafes and on … Continue reading

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Pena Nieto denies ‘fraudulent’ Mexico vote

The runner-up in Mexico’s presidential election has rejected Enrique Pena Nieto’s “fraudulent” victory, raising the spectre of protests that rocked Mexico City when he lost six years ago. WHEN Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lost the 2006 presidential election … Continue reading

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Mexico President-elect Peña Nieto’s win is weaker than expected

A landslide failed to materialize and now Enrique Peña Nieto will have to negotiate with two opposition parties to push through his ambitious program. By Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles TimesJuly 2, 2012, 7:14 p.m. MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party is marching … Continue reading

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State Department: U.S. Needs To Better Track Human Trafficking Trends

Sec. of State Clinton released annual human trafficking report and signals that more work still to do. By LAUREN FOX The State Department released a report Tuesday that estimates 27 million people worldwide are victims of slavery, be it sex trafficking, … Continue reading

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Tricks, Treats and Titillations: Mexico’s Elections in an Era of Climate and Culture Change

As Mexico’s political campaigns wind down in preparation for the big election day on July 1, mixed moods of doubt, anger, tension, confusion, excitement, exhaustion, resignation and hope grip the body politic. For the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), … Continue reading

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Holder retracts claim Bush team knew about Fast and Furious

In a second major retraction over its version of the the gun-walking scandal, the Justice Department has retracted Attorney General Eric Holder’s charge in a hearing last week that his Bush administration predecessor had been briefed on the affair. In … Continue reading

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