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Tag Results for "Felipe Calderon"

Homicides Linked to Organized Crime Down 18 Percent in Mexico

Mexican authorities said organized crime-related homicides fell by 18 percent in the first five months of President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration, relative to the final five months of his predecessor's six-year term. continue reading »

Ex-Business Parter Accuses Urdangarin of Abusing Royal Connections

Iñaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spanish King Juan Carlos I, used the "very good relations" between the Spanish monarchy and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon to pursue business opportunities in the Latin American country, the lawyer for Urdangarin's ex-business partner said. continue reading »

New President Peña Nieto Outlines Mexico’s Crime-Fighting Plan

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Monday a public-safety strategy based on fighting violence with a regional focus and the creation of a national gendarmerie with an initial complement of 10,000 members. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: The Calderon Administration

Felipe Calderon was in office December 1, 2006 - November 30, 2012. During this period Mexico, and the world, dealt with various events ranging from the financial crisis to swine flu. continue reading »

Mexico Swears In Enrique Peña Nieto As President

Enrique Peña Nieto was inaugurated Saturday as Mexico's president, returning the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, to power after a 12-year hiatus. continue reading »

Mexicans Protest Final Hours of Calderon’s Term with Embroidered Scarves

Activists will display hundreds of scarves embroidered with blood-colored thread at a memorial here this weekend, a protest that calls attention to the tens of thousands of drug-related deaths during departing Mexican President Felipe Calderon's six-year term. continue reading »

Mexican President Calderon Signs Labor Law Overhaul

Mexican President Felipe Calderon, set to leave office in less than 48 hours, on Thursday signed a labor law overhaul he said will foster competitiveness and productivity while strengthening workers' rights. continue reading »

Mexican Newspaper: 60,000 Have Died in President Calderon’s Drug War

Organized crime-related violence has claimed 57,449 lives in Mexico during the presidency of Felipe Calderon, whose six-year term ends on Dec. 1, according to a tally published Thursday by the Milenio daily. continue reading »

President Calderon Inaugurates New Metro Line in Mexico City

The Mexican capital is operating a new 25.1-kilometer (15.5-mile) Metro line that cost nearly $1.7 billion and uses Spanish-made trains. continue reading »

President Calderon Inaugurates Mexico’s First Solar Power Plant

Mexican President Felipe Calderon inaugurated a large-scale solar power plant that he touted as the region's first, a pilot facility in the northwestern state of Baja California that features 4,000 photovoltaic panels and 1 MW in generating capacity. continue reading »

Mexican Senate Passes Money Laundering Bill

Mexico's Senate passed a long-awaited bill to address money laundering, which is estimated to be a $12 billion a year business. The measure has been sent to President Felipe Calderon's desk for his signature. continue reading »

Soon-to-Be Former Pres. Calderon Says Mexico is “Better Neighborhood”

Felipe Calderon, due to step down as president of Mexico on Nov. 30, said here Monday that he will be leaving behind "a stronger nation and a better neighbor." The outgoing head of state addresse continue reading »

Mexican President Calderon Kicks off Independence Day Celebrations With the “Grito”

Mexico is celebrating the 202nd anniversary of its independence from Spain this weekend, with a series of events scheduled to mark the occasion. continue reading »

“Yo Soy 132” Student Movement Plans to Protest Calderon’s Final Policies in Mexico

Mexico's "Yo soy 132" student movement plans to stage a march later this week to protest the policies implemented by President Felipe Calderon, who will submit his final state of the nation report to Congress. continue reading »

Government Denies Pressuring Media to Fire Popular Journalist

Mexico's government denied pressuring media company MVS Comunicaciones to fire popular news anchor Carmen Aristegui in February 2011 and said the company took the decision on its own before rehiring her days later. continue reading »

Murders Down 7 Percent in Mexico, Claims Calderon

The number of murders committed in Mexico fell "some 7 percent in the first half of this year," compared to the same period in 2011, and a downward trend is being seen "for the first time in several years," President Felipe Calderon said Thursday. continue reading »

Calderon Inaugurates Ancient El Coporo Archaeological Site

Mexican President Felipe Calderon inaugurated the archaeological site of El Coporo, a corner of civilization that flourished between 200 and 900 A.D., located in the central state of Guanajuato. continue reading »

Calderon Says Peña Nieto Will Continue Anti-Drug Strategy in Mexico

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said in an interview published Sunday by Spain's El Pais newspaper that he was convinced that his anti-drug strategy and reforms would be continued by Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, who won the July 1 presidential election. continue reading »

Calderon Accused of Hindering Victims’s Rights Law in Mexico

Poet turned peace activist Javier Sicilia accused Mexican President Felipe Calderon Thursday of breaking his word by effectively vetoing a measure to aid the thousands of innocent victims of the drug war. continue reading »

U.S. Filmmaker Oliver Stone Blames Mexican President For Drug-war Tensions

U.S. filmmaker Oliver Stone said in presenting his new film "Savages," in which he takes on the realities of the drug trade between Mexico and the United States, that Mexican President Felipe Calderon is responsible for the "nightmare" his country is going through. continue reading »