MEXICO CITY - If Mexico had a crown jewel, it would be the giant state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex. Year after year, it has poured billions of dollars into the national treasury, historically paying for schools, hospitals, dams, highways, ports and more.
MEXICO CITY - Nearly a week after the election for governor in Baja California, the candidate for the conservative party that has ruled the state for a generation was declared the victor.
MEXICO CITY - She rose to the podium and cast her eyes skyward. The mayor of Monterrey then entrusted her Mexican city to God and Jesus Christ as the crowd around her cheered.
MEXICO CITY - The government poured army troops and high-level delegations into western Mexico Tuesday in a bid to take back control of a region long besieged by a deadly drug cartel.
VATICAN CITY - The gathering of Roman Catholic cardinals to pick a new pope began Tuesday with an oath of secrecy and an inaugural vote that produced no quick winner but gave the prelates their first look at which candidates are garnering the most support.
MEXICO CITY - Elections can be times of great promise and hope for the future. But as Mexican voters prepare to choose a new president in July, those sentiments are hard to come by.
MEXICO CITY - In elections marred by violence, intimidation and
the growing influence of drug traffickers, Mexicans chose governors
or other local officials in 14 states Sunday, a vote that appeared
to be handing a sharp rebuke to President Felipe Calderón.
MEXICO CITY - In Latin America, home to nearly half the world's
Catholics, church leaders are reacting cautiously - if at all - to
the sexual-abuse scandal rocking the Vatican.