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President Felipe Calderon is figuratively going out on a limb _ and literally down a sinkhole, up a river (with a paddle) and over the top of a few pyramids _ in an attempt to boost Mexico's flagging tourism industry.
Why did the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) let criminals buy firearms, smuggle them across the Mexican border and deliver them into the hands of vicious drug cartels? The ATF claims it launched its now-disgraced Operation Fast and Furious in 2009 to catch the "big fish." Fast and Furious was designed to stem the "Iron River" flowing from American gun stores into the cartels' arsenals. The bureau says it allowed gun smuggling so it could track the firearms and arrest the cartel members downstream. Not true.
U2's Bono has met with President Felipe Calderon and the two discussed the drug violence and poverty affecting Mexico.
Carlos Pascual, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico who resigned last weekend in a diplomatic scandal that outraged officials south of the border, remains at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, where he is helping with a transition to a new chief of mission.
WikiLeaks claimed its first diplomatic casualty over the weekend: U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual resigned amid the furor about the release of cables that harshly criticized Mexico's drug-war efforts under President Felipe Calderon.
Since President Felipe Calderon personally launched a $274 million program to increase education, jobs and safety in February, Ciudad Juarez has experienced its most violent year — topping 3,000 murders by mid-December.
Mexico plans a shake-up of its corruption-ridden immigration institute, officials said, after a year that saw some of the worst atrocities against illegal migrants trekking through the country — including the mass slaughter of 72 Central and South Americans trying to reach the United States.
Tijuana kicked off a two-week festival on Thursday to showcase the city's economic prowess and cultural riches.
Gunmen killed 25 people in a series of drug-gang attacks in Ciudad Juarez, marking the deadliest day in more than two years for the Mexican border city. And farther east on the border, 85 inmates scaled the walls of a prison and escaped Friday.