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Mexico in the middle

Mar 13, 2007
President Bush wraps up his Latin American tour in Mexico, where he hopes President Felipe Calderon will serve as the region's free market counterweight to socialist Hugo Chavez — but the scales may be tipping in the other direction.

One-day miners strike in Mexico

Feb 19, 2007
A year ago today, a mine explosion in Mexico killed 65 workers. Since then, only two bodies have been recovered and no one's been prosecuted, so miners are striking to pressure the government to punish their employer.

Tortilla protest in Mexico

Jan 31, 2007
Thousands will gather in Mexico City today to protest the price of tortillas. The cost of the corn-based staple has tripled in recent months. Is the new demand for ethanol to blame? Dan Grech reports.

Migrants as pesos

Jan 19, 2007
For many illegal immigrants coming into America across the U.S.-Mexico border, it's not the first border they've crossed. Dan Grech went to Mexico's southern border to see what a difficult, dangerous place it can be.

Mexico's tortilla prices rise on corn costs

Jan 12, 2007
Higher demand for corn-based ethanol is raising the price of corn. In Mexico, that means one of the country's staples, the tortilla, is getting more expensive. Jeff Tyler reports.

Mexican troops descend on 'Narcopulco'

Jan 11, 2007
Ah, Acapulco. White sandy beaches, cold Mexican beer . . . armed vehicles and the buzzing of military planes? Mexico is cracking down on drug traffickers in the resort. Dan Grech reports.

Pizza for pesos

Jan 8, 2007
If you've got Mexican pesos in your pocket and a hankering for a pepperoni pizza, then Pizza Patron's the place for you. Antonio Swad, the Dallas-based company's president, talks with Kai Ryssdal about the new offer.

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Pemex faces change or drying up

Jan 2, 2007
For the past 68 years, every drop of oil in Mexico has been controlled by Pemex, the national petroleum monopoly. But Pemex is deep in the red, and and it's running out of its most basic product. Dan Grech reports.

In Mexico, discrimination is part of business

Dec 21, 2006
U.S. workers may be protected against discrimination based on appearance, but in Mexico businesses openly hire and fire on the basis of such things as age and appearance. Jordana Gustafson reports.

Christmas tree surplus

Dec 13, 2006
A glut of Christmas trees on the domestic market has forced growers to look for sales opportunities abroad. Chris Lehman reports.