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Trillions Needed to ‘Green’ the Global Economy

An alliance led by former Mexican President Felipe Calderon made a business case for the curbing of global warming to leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, saying an unprecedented $14 trillion overhaul would be needed to ensure long-term growth that didn’t wreck the environment.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Mexico Made Drug Crisis Worse, New Government Says

One legacy of former Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s drug war is the splitting up of the country’s drug cartels into 60 to 80 new trafficking gangs, Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam says.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 READ MORE



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Mexico to Create New Police Force

“Mexicans want peace,” said new Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto as he announced the establishment of a national police force for combating crime, violence and drug gangs.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 READ MORE


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Drug War Hobbles Mexican Economy

In addition to having produced 60,000 dead, 20,000 disappeared, hundreds of thousands displaced, wounded or on the run, and tens of thousands widowed or orphaned, Mexico’s drug war—which seems to be off the radars of that country’s presidential candidates—is a chain wrapped around the nation’s considerable industrial potential.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 READ MORE



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Court Is Asked to Probe Possibility of Calderon War Crimes in Drug Crackdown

Mexican human rights activists have asked the International Criminal Court to investigate President Felipe Calderon (above), senior Mexican officials and the country’s most-wanted drug kingpin for allegedly overseeing the capture, torture and killing of civilians in violence surrounding drug trafficking and the government’s effort to suppress that illegal trade. (more)

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 READ MORE



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‘Indignados’ Protest in Mexico City

After Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s fifth state of the nation speech last week, more than 50,000 people gathered in the Zocalo, Mexico City’s main square, to decry policies that have destroyed unions, privatized essential public industries, enriched a small elite and killed more than 50,000 people in the nation’s drug war. (more)

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 READ MORE



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Mexican President Willing to Discuss Legalizing Drugs

Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who has conducted a deadly war with drug cartels since 2006, said he is open to debating the legalization of drugs, although his office maintains that he opposes the idea.

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 READ MORE


Presidents Obama and Calderon Dish on Arizona Immigration Law

The presidents of North America’s two most populous countries (deal with it, Canada) have a lot to talk about, but Arizona’s controversial immigration law, which Felipe Calderon has condemned and Barack Obama has critiqued, stole the show.

Posted on May 19, 2010 READ MORE


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Passengers Freed from Hijacked AeroMexico Jet

Some 100 passengers and several crew members made it safely off a hijacked AeroMexico 737 airliner upon landing in Mexico City on Wednesday. Meanwhile, at least five handcuffed men were escorted off the plane, which they had reportedly seized after takeoff from Cancun in an attempt to speak to Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Posted on Sep 9, 2009 READ MORE


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