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SEATTLE, May 31 (UPI) -- A former Microsoft Corp. executive says he wants to create the Starbucks of marijuana and is buying two U.S. medical-marijuana businesses to start the venture.

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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.
Critics: Mexico losing drug war

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MEXICO CITY, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Critics say the Mexican government is winning battles while continuing to lose its war on the drug cartels.
Ex-Mexican president assails drug war

Ex-Mexican president assails drug war

SAN DIEGO, April 8 (UPI) -- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is criticizing U.S. drug consumption and the flow of weapons for driving his country's drug war.

Obama to host Mexican President Calderon

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Nuevo Laredo recovers from drug war

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More old U.S. cars going to Mexico

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Environmentalists say falling trade barriers are sending millions of polluting older U.S. vehicles south of the border to rumble anew in Mexico.

Mexico's Fox under investigation

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said he has nothing to hide from investigators looking into questions about his finances.

Fox needles Bush over horse jitters

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- President Bush may know his way around an oil well, but, his Texas cred apparently doesn’t extend to horses.

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Mexican president cuts his own salary

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Vicente Fox
Mexican President Vicente Fox speaks at the dedication of the new Mexican Consulate building, June 16, 2004, in Chicago. Fox is making a two-day visit to Chicago as part of a three state midwest tour. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Vicente Fox Quesada (Spanish pronunciation: ; born July 2, 1942) is a Mexican former politician who served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006 and currently serves as co-President of the Centrist Democrat International, an international organization of Christian democratic political parties.

Fox was elected President of Mexico in the 2000 presidential election, a historically significant election that made him the first president elected from an opposition party since Francisco I. Madero in 1910 and the first one in 71 years to defeat, with 42 percent of the vote, the then-dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

After serving as president of Mexico for six years, President Fox returned to his home state of Guanajuato, where he resides with his wife and family. Since leaving the presidency, Vicente Fox has been involved in public speaking and the construction of the Vicente Fox Center of Studies, Library and Museum.

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