AMONG THE world’s democratic politicians, the lamest of lame ducks may be Mexico’s outgoing president. Felipe Calderón watched the election of his successor, Enrique Peña Nieto, in July, but Mr. Calderón’s term does not end until Dec. 1.
His government hasn’t shut down: The president is using new constitutional powers to force Mexico’s Congress to vote on a major labor market reform. On Thursday, security forces captured a drug-trafficking kingpin — one of three to be arrested last month. Read more.