See also: Arizonans Cast Ballots in Mexican Elections, from ArizonaU.S. Senator John McCain sent his congratulations via Twitter to Mexico's president-elect, soap-opera-actress lover Enrique Pena Nieto on a historic win bringing back to power the PRI, a once authoritarian political party ... More >>
When Mexico's Congress allowed its country's citizens to vote from abroad for the first time in 2006, local immigrant-rights activist Carmen Cornejo leapt at the chance to cast her ballot for President Felipe Calderon.With the 2012 Mexican presidential elections scheduled for Sunday, Cornejo, a natu ... More >>
When independent filmmaker Charlie Minn saw the news of the Tucson shooting rampage on January 8, it drew an ominous likeness to what he's seen in Juarez, Mexico.
"What happened in Tucson a couple of Saturdays ago happens in Juarez every day," Minn says. "Every day."
Minn is unleashing a new ... More >>
Violence in Mexico seems to be increasing, with wars between drug gangs claiming a record 12,456 lives from January to November of this year, a top Mexican official said today.
All told, said Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chavez, 30,196 people have died in the drug wars since President Fe ... More >>
Kris Kobach? That's some "impartial" source you got there, SeanThe paranoia has been reaching a fever-pitch both in and over an e-mail recently sent out by the local nativist organization Ban Amnesty Now, which claims that "illegals" are looking to steal the upcoming midterm elections. The e-ma ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns got a new lease on life last night, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 118-109 in game three of the Western Conference Finals.
The Suns trailed the Lakers 2-0 in the series after dropping the first two games in La-La Land and there was little hope Steve Nash and c ... More >>
Mexican President Felipe CalderonMexican President Felipe Calderon gave Arizona's controversial, new immigration law (which hasn't taken effect yet and may not for a long time because of pending lawsuits) a brand new set of legs after bashing it in an a ... More >>
Calderon: You may not like it, but his speech to Congress was dead-onAs much as the right-wing has fumed over Mexican President Felipe Calderon's address to Congress yesterday, the statements right-wingers are fuming over are essentially correct.Indeed, Calderon's address, which centered on cooperat ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
White Power "American Third Position" Party Seeks Toehold ... More >>
And a little child shall lead them...In case you missed it, the video above is of First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by Mexico's First Lady Margarita Zavala, visiting with a group of Maryland second graders on Wednesday. One kid raised her hand to ask if it was true what her mommy says that Bara ... More >>
Parents will be delighted to learn that their college students now have a legal place to experiment with hard drugs. And it's just across the border.
No Joke. Yesterday, Mexican President Felipe Calderon signed a controversial bill into law that will decriminalize the possession of small a ... More >>
At a senate committee hearing Wednesday, senators both praised and poked holes in President Obama's plan to send more troops to border states to combat Mexican drug cartels and associated violence, but Arizona Senator John McCain lauded Mexico President Felipe Calderon's efforts to combat the ca ... More >>