Mexico moves to open oil industry to outsiders

Mexico moves to open oil industry to outsiders

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Mexico's president proposed opening the country's energy sector to "big oil" for the first time in 75 years, a move that could unleash billions in investment.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 6, 2013.
By United Press International

Enrique Pena Nieto named Mexican president

MEXICO CITY, July 6 (UPI) -- With 99.2 percent of ballots officially counted, Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday was declared the winner of Mexico's presidential election, officials said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 6, 2012.
By United Press International

Recount begins in Mexican election

MEXICO CITY, July 5 (UPI) -- More than half of the ballot boxes from the Mexican presidential election will be recounted by hand, an election official said Wednesday.

Recount sought in Mexico prez election

MEXICO CITY, July 3 (UPI) -- Leftist Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he is seeking a recount of Sunday's election.
New Mexican President Pena Nieto promises economic growth, end to violence

New Mexican President Pena Nieto promises economic growth, end to violence

MEXICO CITY, July 2 (UPI) -- Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president-elect, pledged Monday to foster economic growth, create jobs, ease poverty and fight drug trafficking and violence.

Presidential election under way in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, July 1 (UPI) -- Polls opened in Mexico Sunday for a presidential election that polls suggest could see an end to 12 years of conservative rule.

Mexican students tweet for candidate

MEXICO CITY, June 30 (UPI) -- Students and other young people in Mexico appear to have become engaged in the presidential race through Twitter and other social media, experts say.

Mexican pres. candidates step up campaigns

MEXICO CITY, June 25 (UPI) -- Mexico's three top candidates for president are cranking up their energy this week as the country goes to the polls July 1, officials said.
Candidates offering little new in drug war

Candidates offering little new in drug war

MEXICO CITY, June 24 (UPI) -- Candidates in Mexico's upcoming presidential election say they want to stop the violent drug war but analysts say no one is offering a new strategy.

Mexico's ruling party taps woman candidate

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Mexico's ruling party chose Josefina Vazquez Mota -- the first female nominated by a major party -- to lead the ticket in the presidential elections in July.

Mexican opposition criticizes oil policy

MEXICO CITY, July 2 (UPI) -- A leading opponent of Mexican President Felipe Calderon criticized the leader's oil policy and said there would be consequences at an upcoming rally.

Mexico: Calderon inaugurated after brawl

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderon was inaugurated Friday after lawmakers on the floor of Congress threw fists over the controversial new leader.

Mexican lawmakers throw punches

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A number of Mexican lawmakers exchanged punches Tuesday on the congressional floor just days before the new president is sworn in, El Universal reported online.
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