North America

U.S.-Mexico trucking agreement resolves 15-year conflict

July 6, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “The accord, signed in Mexico City by US and Mexican transportation officials, would end a 15-year-old controversy that on the US side featured fears of unsafe Mexican trucks barreling along US highways, driven by unprofessional Mexican truckers. On the Mexican side, outrage over the American disregard for a NAFTA provision led to retaliatory tariffs on US [...]

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Top Leader in “Zeta” Mexican Drug Cartel, Lazcano, killed

June 18, 2011

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U.S. Fails in Gun-Running Sting Operation, Ends up Giving Mexican Drug Cartels weapons

June 16, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source “Now to a bungled US operation that ended up handed Mexican drug cartels weapons. A US congressional hearing has been told that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms intentionally allowed Mexicans to buy weapons. It was attempting to track them back to senior members of Mexican drug cartels but once the [...]

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Israeli central banker Stanley Fischer makes late IMF bid

June 14, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Israeli central banker Stanley Fischer announced a formal bid to head the International Monetary Fund, positioning himself as a dark-horse candidate as the race enters its final stages. “In normal times, you can probably rely on intuition,” Mr. Fischer said in an interview. “But all the time, in different countries, there are [...]

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Christine Lagarde extends her lead in the bid for IMF Managing Director

June 10, 2011

[expand title=Read More] Source Lagarde won the backing of several African leaders and the South African former finance minister Trevor Manuel ruled himself out of the contest. Lagarde’s only main opponent is head of the Mexican Central Bank Agustín Carstens. Kazakhstan’s central bank governor Grigori Marchenko recently withdrew. Carstens has not won wide support from other emerging [...]

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