February 19, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
A group of left-wing Mexican lawmakers from the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) introduced a bill on Tuesday to legalize marijuana in an effort to curb cartel violence. Since Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels in 2008, Mexico has faced a wave of ...[read more]
October 12, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Mexico's Senate gave final approval to a federal anti-money laundering law Thursday in the nation's latest effort to subdue the country's powerful drug cartels. Passed by the lower congressional house earlier this year, the legislation was proposed two years ago by outgoing President Felipe ...[read more]
September 7, 2012
by Cody Harding
On September 7, 2009, Mexican President Felipe Calderon accepted the resignation of Attorney General Eduardo Medin-Mora Icaza. As Attorney General, Icaza was at the forefront of Mexico's fight against drug cartels. Icaza oversaw increased prosecution of drug cartel leaders and the country's ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday introduced a draft bill aimed at liberalizing the country's labor laws. The bill was introduced in the Congress of Mexico by Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, and it seeks to improve the transparency of Mexico's trade unions and make labor regulations ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On September 2, 2007, Mexican President Felipe Calderon denounced US immigration policies during his first state of the union address, also rejecting the Bush administration's Secure Fence Act of 2006, which authorized the construction of a 700-mile fence along the US-Mexican border. Calderon ...[read more]
August 17, 2012
by Cody Harding
On August 17, 2011, Mexican President Felipe Calderon signed a reform of the Mexican Constitution. The change eliminated the president's ability to use the pocket veto to reject pending legislation. The president must now take action on a bill within 30 days after he or she receives it. If he or ...[read more]
July 31, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Complaints about violations committed by Mexico's military forces have been on the rise, a report issued by the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego (TBI) said on Monday. The report alleges that Mexican military forces have been committing human rights violations with impunity. ...[read more]
June 7, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has signed a climate change bill that will introduce sweeping environmental reform. The bill requires the country to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2020, requires 35 percent of its energy come form renewable sources by 2024, requires mandatory ...[read more]
April 21, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The Mexican legislature passed a sweeping climate change bill on Thursday 128-10 in the Chamber of Deputies and unanimously in the Senate. The bill requires the country to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30% by 2020, requires 35% of its energy come form renewable sources by 2024, requires ...[read more]
November 27, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Mexican activists on Friday filed a complaint in the International Criminal Court asking the court to investigate alleged human rights violations by the army and police resulting from the attack on drug cartels initiated by Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The activists claim that, in addition ...[read more]

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