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Obama meets with Canadian, Mexican leaders on border issues

US President Barack Obama Monday welcomed the leaders of Mexico and Canada for a North American summit taking place against a backdrop of a vicious drug war in Mexico and continental energy rows. Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived at the White House for a…

Tons of marijuana found in sea off Mexican coast

In this video, Reuters reports that two tons of marijuana were found floating in the ocean off the coast of Los Cabos, a popular tourist destination in Mexico. It took Mexican marines two days to retrieve all of the bales of pot, which are believed to have been dumped by…

Mexican president sparks drugs war row

MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Felipe Calderon has provoked a dispute with the main opposition party, the PRI, by alleging that it might consider deals with drugs gangs if it won the presidency next year. The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which ruled Mexico for 70 years to 2000, is favored…

Wikileaks controversy forces US ambassador to Mexico to resign

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US ambassador to Mexico has resigned, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced, after Mexican President Felipe Calderon said diplomatic cables written by the envoy damaged bilateral ties. Ambassador Carlos Pascual “has relayed his decision to return to Washington based upon his personal desire to ensure the…

Exclusive: Legalization activists slam Obama’s renewed commitment to drug war

WASHINGTON – The pro-legalization group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition fretted that President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon were embarking on a counterproductive mission after the two pledged “renewed cooperation” on the drug war Thursday. “Legalization is the only way to end the cartel violence, just like ending alcohol…

DHS investigates after man beaten to death in Border Patrol custody

Washington has opened an investigation into the case of a Mexican migrant who died while in US Border Patrol custody, a State Department spokesman said on Wednesday. “Certainly we are sorry for the loss of life involving Anastasio Hernandez Rojas,” said spokesman Philip Crowley, referring to the dead migrant. “We…

US troops won’t be used to stop illegal immigration: State Dept.

WASHINGTON — US National Guard troops being sent to the Mexican border will be used to stem the flow of guns and drugs across the frontier and not to enforce US immigration laws, the State Department said Wednesday. The clarification came after the Mexican government urged Washington not to use…

Fox News ‘Red Eye’ host: Al Gore ‘hates human beings’

Fox News Red Eye Host Greg Gutfeld has to be provocative to keep Fox News viewers interested at 3 a.m. ET but that brand of humor may have raised some eyebrows when he appeared as a guest on the network later in the morning. Gutfeld was invited on Fox &…

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