Mexican police apprehended a suspected Texas-born drug trafficker, known as “La Barbie” for his blond hair and fair complexion, who U.S. authorities say has smuggled thousands of kilograms of cocaine into the U.S.
The Mexican vigilante “El Americano” and 400 armed comrades besieged a ranch ringed by police and soldiers in the western state of Michoacan earlier this month. Three days later, they drove away free.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon defended his strategy of confronting drug cartels during a televised meeting with family members of victims of violence related to organized crime.
For the first time in 74 years, Mexico may allow private investment in its oil and gas, the third-largest reserves in Latin America.
The fate of some Oceanografia SA bondholders now rests with a Mexican government agency more accustomed to selling SUVs and jewelry seized from drug dealers and tax cheats.
"In general, it will reduce the intensity of the protests. Marchers will focus more on debating the security reforms that Pena Nieto is proposing."
- Jorge Chabat on Dec 07, 2014