Vice President Joe Biden said drug legalization 'worth discussing' but that Washington would stand firm.
In a fleeting visit to Mexico, US Vice President Joe Biden insisted that Washington would not back down amid Latin America's talks of decriminalizing drugs in order to curb the region's spiraling cartel wars.
The PRI may not have as easy a time as they'd hoped in July's vote.
Mexico's presidential election may not be as close a call as many analysts had predicted. The opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was expected to win by a landslide after President Felipe Calderón's National Action Party (PAN) is tainted by his unsuccessful war on drugs.
At the end of a 100-day march, protesters fight to push through riot police using crutches and wheelchairs. Police fight back with pepper spray.
Dozens of people with disabilities — many in wheelchairs or on crutches — fought with riot police Friday in the Bolivian capital of La Paz at the end of a 100-day march for increased government aid money.
More than 40 members of the Gulf cartel were killed while 30 members of the Zetas escaped.
A Mexican prison riot in which 44 people were stabbed, strangled or beaten to death was originally mourned as just another Latin American prison tragedy, days after a fire in a Honduras jail killed more than 350 inmates.
The outgoing president has erected the sign in Ciudad Juarez.
In perhaps a final affront to the United States today, Mexican President Felipe Calderón unveiled a billboard with the words, “No more weapons,” facing north of the border in Ciudad Juárez, one of the world’s most violent cities ravaged by drug crime.
Pro-Chavez forces are questioning the legitimacy of the country's opposition primary.
As the smear campaign began against Henrique Capriles Radonski, the winner of Sunday's primary vote and therefore the man to take on President Hugo Chavez in October's election, government officials are beginning to question the election's legitimacy.
A drug war in Mexico. Blossoming trade with China. Booming economies and runaway currencies. Land reform. From Mexico to the southern tip of Patagonia, ¿Que pasa? analyzes the political, social and economic forces at work in 21st-century Latin America.