Mexico's Attorney General Arturo Chavez has resigned just weeks after Wikileaks cables revealed that US Embassy officials were puzzled about his appointment. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from reporter Franc Contreras.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Plaza de Torros in Mexico City. It's where a Mexican matador made headlines this weekend. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from reporter Franc Contreras in Mexico City.
For a closer look at the Obama-Calderon visit, we speak with Eric Olson, an analyst on U.S.-Mexico relations at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Franc Contreras, a freelance reporter in Mexico City, for a look at Mexican perceptions of the U.S.
The Mexican government tried to get the execution of Edgar Tamayo Arias suspended. They say Arias' case should have been reviewed. US officials agreed. But Texas said no and Wednesday night Arias was executed. Now Mexicans are outraged over his execution.
Like their neighbors in Mexico, many Central Americans head to the United States for better opportunities. They come from impoverished towns, some rife with gang violence and high crime rates. But on their journey north, hundreds of these migrants become targets for gangs, organized crime and even police.
Mexican police have captured and arrested a former mayor and his wife for their alleged role in the disappearance of 43 students. Jose Luís Abarca and his wife are accused of ordering police to abduct the students after they had participated in anti-government protests in late September.
Mexican police have nabbed "La Tuta," one of the country's most powerful cartel leaders. But while authorities celebrate another major arrest, Mexican citizens continued to protest over missing students, violence and corruption in their country.
Mexico's popular radio host, Carmen Aristegui, was fired by MVS Radio in Mexico City. The station says the popular journalist was using their brand without permission, but many Mexicans suspect she was pushed out by a government embarrassed by her reporting.
When May 5 rolls around, many Mexican restaurants use the occasion to offer margarita and enchilada specials. In fact, for many Americans, Cinco de Mayo is just one big fiesta — without any idea how it started.
Mexican voters elected their first independent gubernatorial candidate, a victory seen as a protest against the country's political parties. The main party, the PRI still holds onto to its majority in Congress, but this election still sent a message.
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