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.

The almanac

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.

The almanac

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.

Mexico: Loser swears himself in

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Losing presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swore himself in as "president" Monday of a "parallel government," El Universal reported online.

Mexican election ballots to be burned

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Mexico's president-elect said ballots from July's election should be kept, but electoral officials said they would be burned, El Universal reported Wednesday.

Mexican president-elect meets with Fox

MEXCIO CITY, Mexico, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderon met with President Vicente Fox to discuss the transition process, El Universal reported Thursday.

New Mexican president calls for unity

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Mexico's newly elected president has made a national appeal for unity following the hotly contested July election, whose results his opponents still contest, El Universal reported. Felipe Calderon, who won by less than one percent of the vote, asked Mexic

Mexico: Court rules Calderon is president

MEXCIO CITY, Mexico, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Mexico's highest electoral court made official Tuesday the outcome of the July presidential election, declaring Felipe Calderon the winner.

Court to rule on Mexican election results

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Mexican judicial officials said Monday they would convene this week to rule on the outcome of the highly contested presidential race. The electoral court is scheduled to announce Tuesday the official outcome of the July election, El Universal reported.

Mexican court upholds election

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Mexican court Monday upheld the results of last month's presidential election saying there was no fraud, as claimed by the losing candidate.

Mexican protests turn violent

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Protests in Mexican City over presidential election results have turned violent with dozens of injuries, El Universal newspaper reported Tuesday.

Mexico: Protesters take over toll booths

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Mexican protesters have taken over toll booths leading into the capital, allowing motorists to enter the city for free, El Universal reported Wednesday.

Mexico: Protesters converge on capital

MEXCIO CITY, Mexico, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators converged on Mexico City Sunday in protest the electoral court's ruling against a presidential election recount.
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