It looked like the start to another fine year for one of Mexico’s most powerful bankers. Citigroup Inc. Co-President Manuel Medina-Mora held court last month at a Mexico City breakfast where colleagues talked shop over mango, melon and banana. He sat at the right arm of the nation’s president at another February meeting when Enrique Pena Nieto toasted the bank’s drive, charity and influence.
Last February, Mexico’s former president, Felipe Calderon, posted 22 tweets about Yoani Sanchez, the Cuban dissident blogger. Each tweet was more enthusiastic than the last. “Brave activist for freedom,” Calderon called her.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the alleged leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, was arrested by Mexican and U.S. authorities overnight in the beach town of Mazatlan, the Associated Press reported, citing a U.S. law enforcement official who asked not to be identified.
President Barack Obama said tightening border security and revamping immigration laws are vital to economic growth in the U.S. and Mexico, as he pledged to “aggressively” pursue cross-border cooperation.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon named his fourth interior minister in as many years, appointing Jose Francisco Blake Mora to help lead the country’s security efforts amid a rising death-toll in the war on drug cartels.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent Congress a labor bill that would ease the process for hiring and firing workers and a measure to increase local government transparency along with his annual message today.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon said he’s “very comfortable” with the peso’s strength and inflation remains under control even as the economy grows faster this year than the government previously expected.