Category Archives: MEXICO

Cape Verde to Elect New President

Mexico, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla arrived in Mexico on Sunday to hold talks with her peer Felipe Calderon on security, drug trafficking and commercial relations.

The meeting of the two leaders is scheduled for August 22 and 23, when they will sign agreements on extradition procedures and exchange of information in the fight against organized crime. Continue reading

Mexico: PRD Makes Last Congress before the 2012 Elections

Mexico Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Revolution Party (PRD in Spanish) held on Saturday its 13th Extraordinary National Congress, which is the last before the presidential election in 2012.

The agenda for this meeting will focus, among other topics, on the PRDâ�Ös program and development plan, according to Jesus Zambrano, who was the national president during the 9th Extraordinary Plenary of the National Council on Friday. Continue reading

Immigrants’ Rights Caravan Arrives in Mexico City

Mexico, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The “Step by Step Toward Peace” caravan arrives in this city on Monday to hold talks with the Senate, according to priest Alejandro Solalinde, an immigrant rights activist and director of the immigrant shelter “Brothers on the Way.” After traveling through the Mexican states usually traversed by undocumented Central American immigrants en route to the United States, the caravan members will present their demands for an end to immmigrant harassment and abuse. Continue reading

Colombian President Visits Mexico

Mexico City, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos begins a state visit to Mexico on the invitation of President Felipe Calderon.

  The two leaders will sign several agreements and review various issues and joint actions, particularly in the fight against drug trafficking, the international political situation and the environment. Continue reading

Mexico: PAN’s Seven Candidates

Por Katia Monteagudo

Mexico, July 31 (PL) While most Mexican political forces have not yet defined their contenders for the presidential race, seven politicians of the ruling National Action Party (PAN) are vying for its candidature in the 2012 elections.

According to PAN’s chairman Gustavo Madero, each candidate must decide whether or not to step down. Continue reading

Giant Police Operation in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

Mexico, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) A giant police operation in the dangerous center of Ciudad Juarez, north of Mexico, enabled the detention for investigation of some 400 people.

A missing teenager and a man being investigated for killing a woman were also found during the operation, held Saturday night. Continue reading

March in Defense of Migrants Leaves Guatemala for Mexico

Mexico, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The Caravan “Step by Step Towards Peace” leaves Guatemala for Mexico to demand the government of Felipe Calderón the cessation of attacks against Central American migrants, as well as unfairly blaming organized crime for the abuses. Continue reading