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Mexican presidential candidate proposes Calderon for attorney generalupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 00:20:00

Hours before the end of Mexico's presidential campaign period Wednesday night, the ruling party's candidate made an unexpected proposal before a crowd of cheering supporters.

North American leaders discuss Mexico's drug cartelsupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 16:30:00

President Barack Obama and the visiting leaders of Mexico and Canada on Monday pledged joint efforts to combat drug cartels in Mexico and expand international trade, including support for Canada and Mexico joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Biden meets with Mexico's president and presidential candidatesupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 21:21:00

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and three candidates vying to replace him.

Mexico's president to U.S.: 'No more weapons'updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 13:06:00

Mexico's president called on U.S. officials to stop gun trafficking across the border Thursday, saying the move would be the best thing Americans could do to stop brutal drug violence.

Mexico's president pledges to continue fighting cartelsupdated: Sun Dec 04 2011 14:23:00

Mexico's president defended his drug war strategy Sunday, pledging to continue his fight against organized crime.

Mexican official: Explosion, fire didn't cause deadly helicopter crashupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 19:20:00

The helicopter crash in Mexico that killed Interior Minister Jose Francisco Blake Mora and all seven other people aboard shows no evidence of an explosion, a Mexican official said Saturday.

Mexican minister who fought drug cartels killed in crashupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 22:28:00

As Mexican President Felipe Calderon mourned the loss of his top minister in the nation's war against drug cartels, he pledged that the investigation into Friday's helicopter crash that killed the Cabinet member and all seven others aboard would be transparent and timely.

Mexico interior minister killed in crashupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 22:28:00

Mexico's interior minister, Jose Francisco Blake Mora, was killed in a helicopter crash Friday.

Calderon vows to push forward with Mexican offensive against cartelsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 12:59:00

Mexico will accelerate the purge of corrupt elements within its federal attorney general's office, President Felipe Calderon said Friday, as he reaffirmed his conviction to fight the country's drug cartels with all the nation's might.

Five suspects arrested in Mexican casino torchingupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 22:20:00

Five gang members have confessed to involvement in last week's torching of a casino in Monterrey in which 52 people were killed, Nuevo Leon Gov. Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz told reporters Monday.

52 killed in attack at Mexican casinoupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 17:42:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon condemned Friday the torching of a Monterrey casino that killed at least 52 people as "the most serious attack on civil society that the country has seen in a long time."

Mexican troops replace police in half a state that borders Texasupdated: Sat Jun 25 2011 15:09:00

Mexican troops fanned out across the border state of Tamaulipas this weekend, taking over security operations in half the state's cities and towns.

Mexico's president defends anti-drug policyupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 17:35:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon defended his anti-drug policy on Thursday, saying he regrets that many people have died in its wake, but would not apologize for having sent federal forces into the streets to combat crime.

Mexican president confronts Clinton over border shootingupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 14:19:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he confronted U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the shooting death of a Mexican by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Calderon says Juarez violence is down, residents remain unconvincedupdated: Wed May 25 2011 23:52:00

The homicide rate in Mexico's most violent city -- Ciudad Juarez -- is down, according to Mexican President Felipe Calderon, but some residents of the city are not convinced.

Issue of unarmed agents revisited after death of American in Mexicoupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 10:55:00

It's a question that will probably never be answered: Would guns have made a difference?

Mr. Calderon goes to Washingtonupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 17:34:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon visits Washington to meet with President Obama. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Obama, Calderon cite cooperation, challenges in talksupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 17:34:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon and U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday praised each other for increased cooperation on border security and commerce issues after talks at the White House that covered drug cartels, immigration, and other topics.

Mexico's Calderon to visit Washington for talks with Obama, Boehnerupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 21:05:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon travels to Washington on Thursday to meet with President Barack Obama, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and others during a two-day visit likely to include discussions on organized crime, immigration and commerce.

Mexicans flee cartel violenceupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 10:59:00

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports cartel violence is forcing Mexican families to flee towns along the Texas border.

President to send more troops to northeastern Mexicoupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 10:59:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday ordered the Army to send four battalions of soldiers to the country's northern borderlands, the site of increasing violence fueled by the drug trade.

Mexican drug war deaths surpass 30,100updated: Fri Dec 17 2010 08:15:00

More than 30,100 people have died in drug-related violence since Mexican President Felipe Calderon began a crackdown on cartels, the country's attorney general said.

American head of Mexican drug cartel?updated: Tue Nov 23 2010 05:32:00

An American man is under suspicion of being a kingpin in the Mexican narco-trafficking scene. Gary Tuchman reports.

Mexican president's push for security reform faces resistanceupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 05:32:00

As criticism of his war on organized crime mounts, Mexican President Felipe Calderon is under increasing pressure to introduce a new security policy.

Mexican president wants civilian trials for some military casesupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 12:23:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has asked the nation's Senate to amend the law so that military suspects would be liable in civilian courts for cases involving forced disappearances, torture and rape.

U.S. weapons fuel drug violence, Mexico's president saysupdated: Sat Sep 11 2010 11:25:00

As Mexico approaches its bicentennial, Mexico's president says his country is fighting significant security problems -- many of which are fueled by U.S. policies.

Mexico's president has new Twitter account nameupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 11:39:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has a new Twitter account name -- FelipeCalderon. Not terribly catchy but an improvement over his previous moniker -- presidente_FC.

Calderon touts successes in Mexico's war on drug cartelsupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 05:16:00

Mexican authorities have had significant successes against drug traffickers, President Felipe Calderon said in his fourth annual state-of-the-nation speech Thursday, noting that three major kingpins have been captured or killed in the past year.

American-born Valdez among most wantedupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 05:16:00

A high school football star is accused of being a Mexican drug kingpin.

Mexican investigators trying to identify 72 bodies found near borderupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 06:01:00

Mexican investigators have asked diplomats from El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador and Brazil to help identify the bodies of 72 presumed migrants discovered at a ranch in northeast Mexico.

Drug war death toll in Mexico since 2006 exceeds 28,000, official saysupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 20:15:00

More than 28,000 people have died in drug violence in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006 and stepped up the fight against organized crime, the nation's intelligence and national security director said Tuesday.

Mexican police attacked with grenadeupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 20:15:00

Mexican federal police officers are attacked by an explosive projectile during a shootout.

Heavy rains pound Mexican states, killing at least 15updated: Fri Jul 09 2010 05:49:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon promised federal aid to three states after torrential rains soaked the area, leaving at least 15 dead and forcing the evacuation of thousands.

Opposition party leads in most of 12 Mexican governorships at stakeupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 10:48:00

Mexico's leading opposition party appeared poised Monday to capture most of the 12 governorships at stake in Sunday's elections, preliminary results show.

Fear of violence looms as Mexicans prepare to head to electionsupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 07:37:00

Mexicans in 15 states will head to the polls Sunday in elections that are widely considered to be a referendum on Mexican President Felipe Calderon's strategy of fighting drug cartels and organized crime.

Brother of slain Mexican gubernatorial candidate will take his placeupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 21:16:00

Egidio Torre Cantu, brother of slain Mexican gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre Cantu, was chosen by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, to take his place on the ballot, a PRI official told CNN.

Shootout in Mexican tourist town of Taxco leaves 15 deadupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 22:59:00

Fifteen suspects were killed Tuesday in a shootout with soldiers in the tourist town of Taxco, Mexico, the national defense secretary said in a news release.

Mexico suspends probe into missing politicianupdated: Sun May 23 2010 19:52:00

Mexican authorities have suspended their investigation into the disappearance of a former presidential candidate after his family asked authorities to stand back from the case, the attorney general's office announced Saturday.

Obama: Fully committed to Mexican peopleupdated: Thu May 20 2010 13:48:00

President Obama hosts Mexican president Felipe Calderon and his wife at a state dinner in Washington.

Calderon blasts Arizona immigration law, seeks assault weapons banupdated: Thu May 20 2010 13:48:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon addressed two of America's most contentious political issues during a speech to the U.S. Congress Thursday, asking for a return of the assault weapons ban and blasting Arizona's controversial new immigration law as a "terrible" endorsement of racial profiling.

State dinner for Mexico's presidentupdated: Thu May 20 2010 09:37:00

A look back at President Obama's state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Calderon: 'My job is risky'updated: Thu May 20 2010 07:41:00

Mexico's Pres. Felipe Calderon talks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about Mexico's latest violence and his own safety.

U.S., Mexican presidents say key issues must be tackled togetherupdated: Thu May 20 2010 07:41:00

Politically sensitive issues such as immigration, border security, drug trafficking and trade took center stage in Washington on Wednesday as President Obama welcomed his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon, to the White House.

Analysis: U.S., Mexico leaders to talk drugs, Arizona, tradeupdated: Tue May 18 2010 19:06:00

Last week, it was Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai getting the Washington treatment -- and the pledges of long-term U.S. commitment.

Clinton to meet Mexican president on drug trafficking and border securityupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 02:13:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Mexico on Tuesday for meetings with President Felipe Calderon and other top Mexican officials on narcotics trafficking and border security.

Mexican president to visit violence-plagued cityupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 11:00:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon is scheduled to make his third visit in a little over a month Tuesday to the troubled border city of Juarez, where three people associated with the U.S. Consulate were killed over the weekend.

Calderon meets with Juarez leaders, vows to restore orderupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 22:55:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon vowed Wednesday that his government "will act to the maximum of our capabilities" to restore order to the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Mexican President Calderon to return to violence-plagued Juarezupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 21:55:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon will return to Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, for the second time in as many weeks on Wednesday morning, a spokesman for the municipal police department said.

Calderon to violence-plagued Juarez: 'We're looking for solutions'updated: Fri Feb 12 2010 09:26:00

On a visit to the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, President Felipe Calderon apologized to the families of 15 people killed in a massacre last month and promised residents that their input would form part of the strategy against drug-related violence.

Leader of Mexican drug cartel killedupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 17:13:00

The rapid thud-thud-thud of military choppers overhead on Wednesday was the first thing to catch the attention of the residents of Cuernavaca, a city south of Mexico City known as a retreat for city-dwellers and tourists alike.

Top drug trafficker killedupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 17:13:00

The DEA intelligence chief says the recent killing of a prominent Mexican drug lord is quite significant.

Is Mexico winning its war on drugs?updated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:43:00

Mexico's arrest of drug cartel suspects has become fairly commonplace. On Thursday, it was six suspected members of La Familia, based in Michoacan. A day earlier, it was a man identified as a top leader of the ruthless Zetas.

Senior security official shot dead in Mexicoupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 01:28:00

Gunmen shot dead the No. 2 security official and three others Wednesday in the home state of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, a government spokesman said.

Politician's slaying highlights depth of Mexico's violenceupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 01:34:00

Armando Chavarria Barrera became the latest sad note Thursday in a dirge Mexico has been humming bitterly for nearly three years.

The most feared drug cartelupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 19:10:00

CNN's Michael Ware reports from Mexico about that nation's most powerful & dangerous drug cartel.

Mexico shootouts leave 4 dead, 3 woundedupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 19:10:00

One small slice Monday of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on drug cartels: two shootouts on the streets of two cities; a man and a woman ambushed in their car; at least four people dead; three soldiers wounded, one of them gravely.

Drug cartel allegedly plotted to kill Mexican leaderupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 15:39:00

A suspected drug cartel lieutenant was in charge of a plot to kill Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Mexican government officials said.

Obama in Mexico for North American summitupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 19:00:00

President Obama arrived Sunday evening in Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city, for a day and a half of talks with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Commentary: Hornets not going back in nest in Mexico's drug warupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 10:58:00

It has nothing to do with Michael Jackson or Sarah Palin, but there's a big story brewing south of the border to which Americans should pay close attention.

Mexico's ruling party loses midterm electionsupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 23:34:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon's ruling party paid the price for a weak economy in midterm elections as the opposition Revolutionary Institutional Party rolled to victories in the lower legislative house as well as state and local posts.

Mexican midterm elections beginupdated: Sun Jul 05 2009 23:10:00

Mexican voters headed to the polls Sunday for nationwide midterm elections, seen by many analysts as a referendum on Mexican President Felipe Calderon's performance.

Sunday's Mexican elections are referendum on Calderonupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 21:21:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon will wake up a lame duck Monday. How lame will depend largely on nationwide midterm elections Sunday.

Secret raids ensnare 10 mayors in Mexicoupdated: Tue May 26 2009 23:22:00

More than two dozen Mexican public servants, including 10 mayors and several police chiefs, allegedly linked to illicit drugs and organized crime were arrested in simultaneous raids in Michoacan state, its governor said.

Obama, Calderón: Assault-gun ban could curb border violenceupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 13:01:00

Reviving a ban on assault weapons and more strictly enforcing existing gun laws could help tamp down drug violence that has run rampant on the U.S.-Mexican border, President Obama said Thursday.

Obama visits Mexicoupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 13:01:00

President Barack Obama is on a trip to Latin America, where he seeks to engage in talks with the region's leaders.

Mexico: Alleged drug trafficker arrestedupdated: Sat Mar 21 2009 03:37:00

An alleged drug trafficker suspected of an attack on a U.S. consulate and killing Mexican soldiers has been arrested, Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced Friday, according to the state news agency.

Mexican president announces three high-level resignationsupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 23:03:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced the resignations Tuesday of three high-level government officials, most notably Communications and Transport Secretary Luis Tellez Kuenzler.

Gunmen kill mayor of Mexican townupdated: Wed Feb 25 2009 12:08:00

A mayor in Mexican President Felipe Calderon's home state was ambushed and killed by a group of heavily armed men as he returned to his house, news reports said.

Obama meets with Mexican leader Calderonupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 18:56:00

President-elect Barack Obama met Monday afternoon with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in the first face-to-face talks of the incoming U.S. leader with a foreign head of state.

Obama and Calderon to meetupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 18:56:00

Ralitsa Vassileva reports on Monday's meeting between Mexican President Calderon and U.S. President-elect Obama.

Mexican president unveils economic recovery planupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 15:35:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon outlined a series of economic recovery measures Wednesday, including freezing gasoline prices for the rest of the year and lowering natural gas prices by 10 percent.

Border drug warsupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 20:54:00

CNN's Casey Wian reports on drug cartel violence in Mexico and Lou Dobbs speaks to co-authors of an investigative report.

Mexico's corruption fight reaches civil workersupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 20:54:00

More than 11,500 public servants have been suspended or fined for corruption during the past two years, the Mexican government said.

New Mexico interior minister named after deadly crashupdated: Mon Nov 10 2008 19:36:00

President Felipe Calderon named Fernando Francisco Gomez Mont as his new interior minister Monday to replace the Cabinet member who died in a plane crash last week.

Mexico official dies in plane crashupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 08:44:00

Mexican Interior Minister Juan Camilo Mourino is among eight people killed when their small plane crashed in central Mexico City.

Toll of Mexico plane crash rises to 13updated: Thu Nov 06 2008 08:44:00

The death toll in a plane crash that claimed the life of Mexico's interior minister and two other high-ranking officials has risen to 13, Mexico City prosecutor Miguel Angel Mancera said Wednesday, according to Mexico's state-run Notimex news agency.

Mexico's interior minister dies in plane crashupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 23:26:00

Mexican Interior Minister Juan Camilo Mourino and two other top government officials were among eight people killed Tuesday when their small plane crashed in central Mexico City, President Felipe Calderon told the nation. Opening Up Mexico's Oil to Foreigners: A First Stepupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 17:00:00

Months of ferocious debate in the legislature and in the streets end with a watered down law. But it is a first step in allowing foreign interests back into the nationalized oil industry

Mexican president lays out economic planupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 01:23:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon laid out a plan Wednesday to help his country avoid or mitigate the effects of the economic uncertainty besetting other nations.

CNNMoney: Mexico unveils plan to stave off crunchupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 21:22:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon laid out a plan Wednesday to help his country avoid or mitigate the effects of the economic uncertainty besetting other nations.

Mexico's Calderon targets drug traffickersupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 02:28:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon Tuesday sent Congress a security plan intended to cut the influence of narcotics traffickers.

Mexicans protest violenceupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 20:43:00

CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports that Mexicans are demanding action against a rise in kidnappings.

Mexican police arrest 20 from major kidnapping gangupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 20:43:00

Federal officers rescued two kidnap victims and arrested 20 members of a major kidnapping gang in a daring operation Tuesday near Mexico City, Mexican federal police said.

Mexico plans to combat kidnappingsupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 03:55:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon met with the country's 32 governors Thursday to create a plan to combat the nation's staggering rise in crime and kidnappings.

Tijuana cartel suspects caughtupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 02:37:00

Mexican troops seize weapons, drugs during a raid of a child's party to apprehend suspected cartel members. CNN's Casey Wian reports.

Deaths climb in Mexico's drug warupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 02:37:00

The fight against narcotraffickers is showing good results, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said, a day after authorities linked 38 deaths nationwide to the drug war.

2 top Mexican police officials killed in 2 daysupdated: Fri May 09 2008 17:46:00

The commander of Mexico City's investigative police force was shot and killed Friday morning as he left his home, authorities said.

Mexico's federal police chief slain updated: Thu May 08 2008 22:13:00

Mexico's federal police chief was shot to death early Thursday in a northwestern Mexico City neighborhood, the country's public safety department said.

Assassination in Mexicoupdated: Thu May 08 2008 22:13:00

The apparent assassination of a Mexican police leader is the tenth federal killing in three weeks. Casey Wian reports. Is Mexico's Drug War Escalating?updated: Tue Feb 19 2008 16:00:00

A deadly blast in Mexico City raises fears that Mexican drug cartels are adopting the tactics of their Colombian allies Mexico Tries to Help Deportees updated: Thu Feb 07 2008 12:00:00

Many immigrants sent by the U.S. back to Mexico have little real connection with the country. Now Mexico is trying to help with "humane repatriation" Mexico's Narco-Insurgencyupdated: Fri Jan 25 2008 16:25:00

Once, drug gangs mostly fought each other, now they're joining forces to wage open warfare on the government

Dobbs: Mexican president's blatant hypocrisyupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 22:08:00

Mexican President Felipe Calderon Sunday demanded the United States surrender its sovereignty, abandon the rule of law and accede to Mexico's inherent supremacy.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon eyes the futureupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 13:31:00

Felipe Calderon took the oath of office on December 1 as Mexico's president amid jeers and chaos in a divisive Mexican Congress and as protests erupted elsewhere in Mexico City.

Professor: Mexicans 'tired of politics'updated: Thu Jul 06 2006 21:01:00

Conservative Felipe Calderon won by a narrow margin Thursday in Mexico's presidential election, but leftist rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claimed there were irregularities and vowed to fight the results in court.

Calderon wins disputed Mexico voteupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 02:04:00

A final count gave conservative Felipe Calderon a razor-thin victory Thursday in Mexico's presidential election after four days of uncertainty.

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