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Military force sent to Mexico's Michoacan state to quell violence

MORELIA, Mexico, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- An increased military presence in Mexico's Michoacan state has reduced drug-related crime, giving authorities time to come up with solutions, observers said.
Obama, Hollande discuss NSA activities in France

Obama, Hollande discuss NSA activities in France

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama Monday called French President Francois Hollande following disclosures the National Security Agency tapped phone calls in France.
Report: NSA began spying on Mexico under Felipe Calderon

Report: NSA began spying on Mexico under Felipe Calderon

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. National Security Agency hacked a Mexican presidential email account, gaining access to cabinet communications, leaked documents show.

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5 top Mexican military officers ordered released

MEXICO CITY, July 5 (UPI) -- A judge Thursday ordered the release of five high-ranking Mexican military officers who had been charged with collaborating with a drug cartel.

Mexican drug kingpin's father-in-law arrested

MEXICO CITY, May 1 (UPI) -- The father-in-law and associate of one of the world's most wanted drug kingpins has been captured, Mexican authorities said.

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Mexico urged to investigate torture

MEXICO CITY, March 5 (UPI) -- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto should break with the past by investigating a woman's allegations of military torture, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

More than 26,000 missing in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Mexican government says 26,121 people have disappeared in the past six years amid a surge in violence as the country cracked down on drug cartels.

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Report: Authorities 'disappear' Mexicans

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Security forces in Mexico have participated in the disappearances of hundreds of people from 2006-12, Human Rights Watch said.

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Mexico releases French woman Cassez

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A panel of Mexican Supreme Court justices ordered the release French woman Florence Cassez, who was serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping.
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Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (Spanish pronunciation:  ( listen); born August 18, 1962) is the current President of Mexico. He assumed office on December 1, 2006, and was elected for a single six-year term through 2012. He is a member of the Partido Acción Nacional (PAN), one of the three major Mexican political parties.

Calderón's narrow victory at election and ascendancy to the presidency was fraught with strife and controversy, and actively challenged by his opponents. The results were contested by his closest opponent, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who started what he called a "pacific civil resistance". Calderon's victory was confirmed on September 5, 2006 by the Federal Electoral Tribunal without doing a recount as order by Law in these cases.

Prior to the presidency, Calderón actively participated in PAN politics. He has served as National President of the Party, Federal Deputy, and Secretary of Energy in Vicente Fox's cabinet.

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