Tagged: President Felipe Calderón

Disappeared in Mexico; a crisis ignored

In Mexico, cases of missing and disappeared persons have reached crisis levels. During the administration of President Felipe Calderon, who assumed office in 2006, thousands of Mexicans have vanished without a trace and some families are trying to make sure the issue isn’t lost in the upcoming presidential transition. Shannon…

Mexico election: Drugs war in spotlight in Michoacan

By Will Grant BBC News, Michoacan There is an area of western Mexico called Tierra Caliente. The name is a reference to the soporific and oppressive heat in the region. But in this part of the world, caliente can also mean “dangerous” as well as “hot”. Unfortunately, for many residents…

Drug cartel violence drives Mexico’s troops to once tranquil towns

By Lauren Villagran, Correspondent / August 17, 2012 The Mexican government has dispatched 15,000 troops, and some are headed to places that used to be considered a refuge from the drug-related violence wracking much of the country. It’s hard to imagine military convoys rolling over the cobblestone colonial streets of…