Mexico's influential PRI political party will announce on Feb. 5 its candidate for the July 2012 presidential elections in Mexico. After holding power for 70 years, the center-left PRI lost its control of the Mexican presidency in 2000. But now, behind its likely candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, the PRI could once again become the nation's establishment.
The reign of Queen Elizabeth II over the United Kingdom will reach its 60th year on Feb. 6 as the entire nation celebrates the beloved queen's Diamond Jubilee. But the anniversary of her ascendance to the throne in 1952 will serve only as a precursor to Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June, closer to her birthday.
The American Conservative Union's CPAC 2012 kicks off Feb. 9 in Washington, D.C. The influential three-day convention, co-hosted this year by TheTeaParty.net, will feature dozens of recognizable speakers from America's political right, including presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum.
Anglican General Synod
By the time the Church of England's General Synod concludes on Feb. 10, its planned votes on women bishops and homosexuality could spark more division in the 77-million-member Anglican Communion.
The 54th annual Grammy Awards
For the first time in seven years, the premier music awards show will have a host. This year, hip-hop mogul and actor LL Cool J will host the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. Rapper Kanye West received the most nominations with seven.
Westminster dog show
The Westminster Kennel Club's 136th annual dog show begins Feb. 13. Last year, a female Scottish Deerhound named Foxcliffe Hickory Wind became the first of its breed to win Best in Show honors at the prestigious dog show and competition. USA Network and CNBC will carry live coverage of the show for the two nights of competition.