Latest Felipe Calderon News

Extradited from Mexico, cartel leader gets nearly 50 years

Jun. 11, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas-born man who prosecutors say rose to the top ranks of a Mexican drug cartel using ruthless violence to defeat rivals and secure control of drug trafficking routes was sentenced Monday by a federal judge in Atlanta to serve nearly five decades in prison. Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known...

Mexican groups seek ICC probe of drug war crimes by military

Jun. 11, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights organizations called on International Criminal Court prosecutors Monday to investigate atrocities allegedly committed by the Mexican military in a crackdown on drug crime in the Chihuahua region. The rights groups presented a dossier to prosecutors documenting...

For Mexican presidential hopeful 'AMLO,' 3rd time a charm?

Jun. 5, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — While financial markets fret about left-leaning candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the man himself is calmly cruising toward what polls say is a likely victory in Mexico's July 1 presidential election, seemingly impervious to attacks — and without the angry tone that marked...

Team studies bones to identify the disappeared in Mexico

Jun. 4, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

CIUDAD CUAUHTEMOC, Mexico (AP) — A pair of rubber-gloved hands carefully separates the red "Evidence" tape from a paper bag and empties the contents onto a table. Hundreds of burnt bone fragments spill out. The fragments look like bits of volcanic pumice. Yet for the hands that gently smooth them out over...

US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

May. 21, 2018 1:19 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the country's second presidential debate Sunday. The debate in the border city of Tijuana focused on issues of foreign policy, immigration and border security. The relationship with the U.S....

Independent candidate, ex-1st lady Zavala leaves Mexico race

May. 16, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican independent candidate and former first lady Margarita Zavala announced Wednesday she is dropping out of the country's July 1 presidential race. Zavala had broken her longtime affiliation with the conservative National Action Party and qualified for the ballot as an independent....