Enrique Peña Nieto http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26818/all en Mexico's Pena Nieto to launch drive to end hunger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/mexicos-pena-nieto-launch-drive-end-hunger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto unveils his plans to eradicate extreme poverty on Monday, a blight affecting more than 10 percent of the population in Latin America's second biggest economy.</p> <p>Hoping to emulate the recent success of Brazil in lifting millions out of poverty, the 46-year-old Pena Nieto will kick off a "national crusade against hunger" in southern Mexico in Chiapas, one of the states hardest hit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/mexicos-pena-nieto-launch-drive-end-hunger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Enrique Peña Nieto Enrique Pena Nieto Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:15:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736434 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican president vows to end hunger for millions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/mexican-president-vows-end-hunger-millions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anahi Rama</p> <p>LAS MARGARITAS, Mexico, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto launched a campaign against hunger on Monday, pledging to transform the lives of nearly 7.5 million of the country's poorest, though he gave few details, prompting criticism that the plan was a "rehash" of old policies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/mexican-president-vows-end-hunger-millions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enrique Peña Nieto Las Margaritas Mexico Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 02:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737535 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Mexico blast kills at least 32, flagging Pemex safety woes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-mexico-pemex-blast-death-toll-rises-32-cause-unclear <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Explosion kills at least 32, traps others, injures more than 100</p> <p>* President courting private investment for state monopoly</p> <p>* Pemex a byword in Mexico for accidents and oil theft (Adds details, background)</p> <p>By Gabriel Stargardter</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-mexico-pemex-blast-death-toll-rises-32-cause-unclear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy in Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto Gas explosion Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico Oil industry in Mexico Pemex Pemex War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:31:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743154 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico says Pemex blast caused by gas build-up, not explosives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/blank-headline-received-10 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A deadly blast that killed at least 37 people at Mexican state oil monopoly Pemex's headquarters in Mexico City was caused by a build up of gas, the government said on Monday.</p> <p>Attorney General Jesus Murillo said no trace of explosives was found at the site of the explosion, the latest in a string of safety lapses to hit the oil monopoly. New President Enrique Pena Nieto is seeking to push through a major overhaul of Pemex. (Reporting by Lorena Segura; Writing by Simon Gardner; Editing by Dave Graham)</p> Enrique Peña Nieto Pemex Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 03:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745965 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico arrests six suspects for rape of Spanish tourists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/mexico-arrests-six-suspects-rape-spanish-tourists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ACAPULCO, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Mexico has arrested six men who confessed to the rape of six female Spanish tourists in Acapulco, a crime that drew global attention to the popular Mexican resort.</p> <p>"We have six detainees who have confessed, totally confessed," Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo said on Wednesday at a news conference in Acapulco.</p> <p>Early on Feb. 4, hooded gunmen forced their way into a beach house the women rented, roughed up their seven male companions and raped the women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/mexico-arrests-six-suspects-rape-spanish-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Business Enrique Peña Nieto Geography of Mexico Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755206 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico's new president has 56 pct approval rating -poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/mexicos-new-president-has-56-pct-approval-rating-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has a lower approval rating at the start of his term than his predecessor did, a poll showed on Monday, underscoring the challenge he faces to push key economic reforms through a divided Congress.</p> <p>Less than three months into office, 56 percent of Mexicans approve of Pena Nieto as president compared to 29 percent who disapprove of the job he is doing, according to a survey by Buendia y Laredo published by daily El Universal on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/mexicos-new-president-has-56-pct-approval-rating-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enrique Peña Nieto Felipe Calderón Mexico Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5759285 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican president pushes for bigger emphasis on tourism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/mexican-president-pushes-bigger-emphasis-tourism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Feb 14 (EFE).- The government is implementing a national policy to promote tourism development and creating a "tourism Cabinet" made up of officials from the different levels of government, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said.</p> <p>Tourism accounts for nearly 9 percent of Mexico's gross domestic product and the industry's employees earn pay that is 30 percent above the national average, Peña Nieto said during an event in Bahia de Banderas, a city in the western state Nayarit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/35779/130226/mexican-president-pushes-bigger-emphasis-tourism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bahía de Banderas Business Enrique Peña Nieto Labor Law Technology Agencia EFE Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:19:16 +0000 Agencia EFE 5767118 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate confirms Mexico's national security commissioner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130227/senate-confirms-mexicos-national-security-commissioner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Feb 27 (EFE).- Manuel Mondragon was confirmed by the Senate as Mexico's national security commissioner, a new post created by President Enrique Peña Nieto.</p> <p>The new post is an "enormous responsibility," but "there will be results" in "resolving the country's security issues," Mondragon told Radio Formula.</p> <p>Mondragon will be in charge of the Federal Police, which was previously under the defunct Public Safety Secretariat, and the new National Gendarmerie, a 10,000-member law enforcement agency expected to be launched at the end of this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130227/senate-confirms-mexicos-national-security-commissioner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enrique Peña Nieto Federal Police Politics Agencia EFE Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:46:21 +0000 Agencia EFE 5768792 at http://www.globalpost.com More than 2,800 slain in Mexico since new pres. took office http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/more-2800-slain-mexico-new-pres-took-office <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 1 (EFE).- More than 2,880 people were killed in organized crime-related violence in Mexico during the first three months of President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration, according to a tally published Friday by the Milenio newspaper.</p> <p>The daily noted that that figure included 100 soldiers and federal, state and municipal police killed in operations against organized crime outfits between Dec. 1, 2012, when Peña Nieto took office, and Feb. 28.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/more-2800-slain-mexico-new-pres-took-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enrique Peña Nieto Mexican Drug War Organized crime Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:16:54 +0000 Agencia EFE 5772472 at http://www.globalpost.com Party assembly gives green light to Mexican president's reforms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/party-assembly-gives-green-light-mexican-presidents-reforms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 4 (EFE).- President Enrique Peña Nieto has won the approval of the assembly of his governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, to move forward with energy and tax reforms.</p> <p>The PRI's 21st National Assembly voted to remove the so-called "padlocks" that required legislators to reject the opening of state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, to private investment and prevented them from allowing the value-added tax (VAT) to be imposed on food products and medicines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130304/party-assembly-gives-green-light-mexican-presidents-reforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enrique Peña Nieto Mexico Pemex Technology Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:01:32 +0000 Agencia EFE 5772853 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico's lower house passes bill to remove lawmaker immunity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/mexicos-lower-house-passes-bill-remove-lawmaker-immunity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, March 5 (Reuters) - Mexico's lower house of Congress voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to strip federal lawmakers of criminal immunity, part of a larger reform push in Latin America's second-largest economy.</p> <p>The vote was 376 in favor to 56 opposed, with five abstentions.</p> <p>The bill aims to amend the country's constitution to make federal senators and deputies subject to the country's criminal justice system, but still protect lawmakers from being detained for the duration of their terms in office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/mexicos-lower-house-passes-bill-remove-lawmaker-immunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enrique Peña Nieto Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 05:16:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774640 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican president, New Zealand P.M. vow push on Pacific trade deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130306/mexican-president-new-zealand-pm-vow-push-pacific-trade-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 6 (EFE).- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key agreed to work together to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, an effort to create a free trade area spanning the Asia-Pacific region, this year.</p> <p>Mexico and New Zealand will continue to emphasize "close cooperation" in other trade and multilateral initiatives, the leaders said in a statement released following their meeting Tuesday at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130306/mexican-president-new-zealand-pm-vow-push-pacific-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enrique Peña Nieto International trade Agencia EFE Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:17:19 +0000 Agencia EFE 5775150 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexican state's tourism minister shot to death in ambush http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/mexican-states-tourism-minister-shot-death-ambush <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, March 9 (Reuters) - The new minister of tourism in one of Mexico's biggest states was shot and killed on Saturday afternoon in an upscale neighborhood of Guadalajara, the country's second most populous city, local officials said.</p> <p>Jose de Jesus Gallegos, tourism minister for Jalisco, the home of tequila and Mexico's mariachi music, was stopped in his vehicle by armed men and gunned down with a pistol, state Interior Minister Arturo Zamora told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/mexican-states-tourism-minister-shot-death-ambush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arturo Zamora Jiménez Enrique Peña Nieto Guadalajara, Jalisco Human Interest Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 01:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5778508 at http://www.globalpost.com State tourism official murdered in western Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130310/state-tourism-official-murdered-western-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 10 (EFE).- The tourism secretary of the western Mexican state of Jalisco was killed by gunmen in the Guadalajara metropolitan area, state officials said.</p> <p>Jose de Jesus Gallegos was shot dead around 3:15 p.m. Saturday while driving on Acueducto avenue, which runs from Zapopan to Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco.</p> <p>"My full support goes out to the family of Jose de Jesus Gallegos, I am with you in the sadness that surrounds you. You are not alone," Jalisco Gov. Jose Aristoteles Sandoval said in a Twitter posting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130310/state-tourism-official-murdered-western-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arturo Zamora Jiménez Enrique Peña Nieto Guadalajara, Jalisco Politics Agencia EFE Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:02:43 +0000 Agencia EFE 5778924 at http://www.globalpost.com NGOs want public debate on Mexico's National Gendarmerie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130328/ngos-want-public-debate-mexicos-national-gendarmerie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 27 (EFE).- A group of nine non-governmental organizations that focus on public safety, economic and development issues are calling on the Mexican government to hold "a broad public debate, with the consultation of specialists," on the new National Gendarmerie.</p> <p>"There are fundamental doubts about what the Gendarmerie is going to be, what its functions are going to be, and how it is going to tie into the existing institutions," Mexican Competitiveness Institute director Alejandro Hope told Efe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130328/ngos-want-public-debate-mexicos-national-gendarmerie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enrique Peña Nieto Gendarmerie Law enforcement Technology Agencia EFE Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:01:17 +0000 Agencia EFE 5796409 at http://www.globalpost.com