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Two Charged in Deaths of Immigrants at Sea

Two Mexican men have been indicted in the deaths of two people who drowned when a boat overloaded with migrants capsized off the San Diego coast. [...]

Doing the Math on Mexican Drug Wars

Math protects me from the immediacy of violence. It tells me the conditions that would cause a drug war. [...]

In Drug War, Tribe Feels Invaded by Both Sides

An Indian reservation is caught between the U.S. and Mexico as a major transit point for drugs as well as people. [...]

OECD Regulatory Reform Forum, Mexico, January 2010 – Strengthening Competitiveness in Mexico

On 12-13 January the Mexican Ministry of Economy (Secretaria de Economia), and OECD’s Regulatory Policy Division organised a Forum on Regulatory Reform. The event aimed at raising awareness of the regulatory challenges for Mexico and discussing ideas and international reform experiences. During the forum, the Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, announced a general regulatory review to be conducted by the federal government to eliminate unnecessary burdens and simplify the interactions between the government and citizens and businesses. [...]

Gang Brawl Inside Mexico Prison Leaves 23 Dead

A prison riot between members of rival drug gangs broke out at an state penitentiary in northern Mexico and authorities said 23 inmates were killed. [...]

Mexico Holds Drug Suspect Accused of Grisly Tactics

The authorities announced the capture of a drug lord whose trademark was boiling his victims in barrels of lye. [...]

Mexico should invest more in innovation to boost economic growth, says OECD

Mexico should invest more in human capital, notably education, and foster innovation in the business sector to drive stronger, sustainable economic growth, according to a new OECD report. [...]

Mexico must remain committed to public finance reform, says OECD

Recent reforms have improved Mexico’s overall budget framework, helping it to withstand the current global crisis, but further reforms are needed to ensure long-term fiscal sustainability, according to a new OECD study. The OECD welcomes the announcement that Minister of Finance Ernesto Cordero plans to introduce a major fiscal reform initiative this year. [...]