Complete coverage on

Vicente Fox

For years it was the Mexican murder capital, but things in Juarez are changing for the better. Rafael Romo reports.

Latest Stories

Former Mexican president urges legalizing drugsupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 05:58:00

Part of the solution to end drug violence in Mexico should include legalizing drugs like marijuana for personal use, former President Vicente Fox told CNN en Espanol.

War on drugs has failed, report findsupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 19:27:00

The global war on drugs has failed, a high-level commission comprised of former presidents, public intellectuals and other leaders studying drug policies concluded in a report released Thursday.

Time to end war on drugs?updated: Thu Jun 02 2011 19:27:00

The Global Commission on Drug Policy says the war on drugs can't be won and governments should change current drug laws.

Families grieve for Mexican miners left undergroundupdated: Tue Feb 22 2011 07:07:00

Fermin was a mechanic, not a coal miner, but on the morning of February 19, 2006 he had to go down into the Pasta de Conchos mine near here to fix a broken cart that couldn't haul the coal out.

Former Mexican president favors legalizing drugsupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 20:41:00

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has come out in favor of legalizing drugs in an attempt to disrupt the illegal markets that have turned parts of Mexico into battlegrounds.

Argentina court ruling would allow personal use of potupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 16:41:00

Argentina's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday it is unconstitutional to punish an adult for private use of marijuana as long as it doesn't harm anyone else.

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.

Former Mexican president calls for legalizing marijuanaupdated: Wed May 13 2009 20:06:00

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox has joined three other ex-leaders of Latin American nations calling for the decriminalization of marijuana.

Fox: Open debate on drugsupdated: Wed May 13 2009 20:06:00

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says it is time to 'open the debate' on legalizing drugs.

Mexican drug violenceupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 11:40:00

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox speaks to CNN's John Roberts about drug violence across the border.

Obama heads to Mexico amid escalating drug violenceupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 11:40:00

President Obama travels to Mexico on Thursday as the United States' neighbor to the south continues to wrestle with increasingly deadly drug wars.

Time.com: Mexican Towns Hit Hard by US Downturn updated: Wed Aug 27 2008 13:00:00

Communities that prospered on the remittances sent home by those who went north are now facing economic collapse

Argentine president calls for decriminalization of drug useupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 22:55:00

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner repeated her call this week to decriminalize personal drug use and crack down on traffickers and dealers.

Vicente Fox speaks his mindupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 04:27:00

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox speaks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on issues including U.S. immigration policy.

Commentary: Take your share of responsibility for illegal immigrationupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 04:27:00

A reader wrote in to complain about illegal immigration, not exactly a rare occurrence. He was concerned about his tax dollars paying for services for illegal immigrants.

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.

Fortune: On the radar: What to watch in the weeks aheadupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 14:08:00

Return of the Big Mac attack?

Mexico Congress asks Ruiz to quitupdated: Mon Oct 30 2006 21:28:00

The Mexican Congress has called on the embattled governor of Oaxaca state to step aside in a bid to restore order after five months of often violent protests that have paralyzed the state's capital city.

Dobbs: Keep religion out of politicsupdated: Tue Sep 26 2006 15:50:00

We're about 40 days away from November's critically important midterm elections, and the campaign volume is rising.

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.

Mexicans vote for new presidentupdated: Sun Jul 02 2006 04:29:00

Mexicans head to the polls Sunday for a presidential election that political observers have pegged as a tight race to find a successor for leader Vicente Fox.

Fortune: And the winner is ...updated: Fri Jun 30 2006 12:35:00

In the hills above Mexico City, well-to-do supporters of presidential candidate Felipe Calderón hand the keys of gleaming late-model cars to parking attendants, then listen approvingly as he calls ...

Mexico's Fox begins U.S. trip in Utahupdated: Tue May 23 2006 16:01:00

Mexican President Vicente Fox arrived Tuesday in Utah to begin a three-state visit to the United States focused on immigration and trade issues.

Sunday, May 14updated: Mon May 15 2006 02:52:00

BAGHDAD (CNN) -- Four British soldiers were wounded in a mortar attack on a military outpost in southern Iraq Monday, a British military source in Basra said.

Mexico's Fox: We have 'obligation to opportunity'updated: Sun Apr 02 2006 22:26:00

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Sunday that he expects an immigration bill to be passed by week's end, but comments from other U.S. lawmakers left it difficult to predict what kind of legislation might ultimately win passage.

Bush pushes guest-worker programupdated: Fri Mar 31 2006 07:28:00

U.S. President Bush is pushing a program to allow more immigrants to work in the United States as he and the leaders of Mexico and Canada wrap up a two-day summit in Cancun, Mexico, on Friday.

Mexican envoy: U.S. economy a magnetupdated: Thu Mar 30 2006 18:01:00

With President Bush in Cancun, Mexico, for talks with the leaders of Canada and Mexico, the Senate on Thursday began the first full day of debate on a controversial immigration bill.

Dobbs: President, Congress defying people's willupdated: Thu Mar 30 2006 16:18:00

We're reporting live this week from Cancun, where the leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada are meeting in a trilateral summit. And despite the contentious debate raging in the U.S. Senate over illegal immigration and the guest-worker program, this summit has a remarkably modest agenda.

Immigration in focus at Cancun summitupdated: Thu Mar 30 2006 07:21:00

Immigration, border security and trade issues topped the agenda Thursday as President Bush began a two-day summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada in the Mexican resort town of Cancun.

Fortune: An advertiser's dream: Sabado Giganteupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 06:05:00

Even if you don't speak Spanish, you've probably seen -- or at least heard of -- Sabado Gigante, the campy variety show that airs on Univision on Saturday nights.

APEC ups trade pressure on Europeupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 03:25:00

The leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific nations, including U.S. President George W. Bush, have begun their annual economic summit in South Korea with a call for the European Union to do more to break the impasse in talks on securing a global trade liberalization deal.

Fox 'regrets' remark about blacksupdated: Mon May 16 2005 22:39:00

Mexican President Vicente Fox called two American civil rights leaders late Monday and told them he regretted any offense to African-Americans when he said Mexican immigrants in the United States take jobs "that not even blacks want to do."

Mexican leader criticized for comment on blacksupdated: Sat May 14 2005 19:31:00

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday criticized Mexican President Vicente Fox's comment that Mexican immigrants to the United States take jobs "that not even blacks want to do."

U.S. to fly some Mexican immigrants homeupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 21:00:00

Illegal immigrants from the interior of Mexico caught crossing the Arizona border this summer will be offered trips back to their hometowns as part of an effort to stem the tide of deadly treks across the blazing Sonora desert.

Mexico detains rescued cave explorersupdated: Fri Mar 26 2004 00:13:00

British Royal Navy divers have led to safety all six explorers trapped in a warren of caves in eastern Mexico.

Trapped explorers led out of Mexican caveupdated: Thu Mar 25 2004 09:30:00

British Royal Navy divers on Thursday led to safety all six explorers trapped in a warren of caves in eastern Mexico.

Fox questions why British military were in Mexicoupdated: Wed Mar 24 2004 19:20:00

Mexican President Vicente Fox said Wednesday he wants to know why members of the British military were in his country for a cave expedition, but never notified his government.

Fox: U.S. to ease security checks on Mexicansupdated: Sat Mar 06 2004 11:04:00

Mexicans visiting the United States for less than three days won't have to undergo fingerprinting and photographing, Mexican President Vicente Fox said Saturday at President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Mexico's Fox backs Bush on immigrationupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 08:53:00

Mexican President Vicente Fox is supporting President Bush's proposal to grant temporary guest worker status to illegal immigrants in the United States, calling it "an important step forward."

Bush announces changes to immigration policyupdated: Fri Jan 09 2004 15:15:00

Advice to politicians: Do something unpredictable. You will surprise your supporters. You will disconcert your critics.

Rice: U.S., Mexico 'well past' differencesupdated: Fri Jan 09 2004 14:13:00

The United States and Mexico are "well past" any differences over the Iraq war and the status of millions of illegal Mexican nationals in the United States, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said Friday.

Sources: Bush plan lets some illegal workers keep jobsupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 07:09:00

President Bush plans Wednesday to unveil an immigration proposal that would create a Web-based job registry and a method to allow some illegal workers to keep their jobs and attain legal status, congressional and White House sources said.

Fortune: Even In A Recession, Immigration The U.S. Economy Depends on Immigration And Mexico is depending on one man to improve the fate updated: Mon Nov 26 2001 00:01:00

How did they get here? Maybe one of them paid some guy a few thousand pesos to guide him across the desert on foot. Another could have folded himself into a box hidden in the bowels of a trucker's ...

Fortune: Emerging Markets That Live Up to the Name After repeatedly disappointing U.S. investors, a few countries in updated: Mon Dec 18 2000 00:01:00

You could forgive U.S. investors for feeling a little xenophobic lately, especially when it comes to less developed markets. Take Latin America. Decades of crushing inflation and political turmoil ...

We recommend