Tag Archives: Josefina Vázquez Mota

Tricks, Treats and Titillations: Mexico’s Elections in an Era of Climate and Culture Change

As Mexico’s political campaigns wind down in preparation for the big election day on July 1, mixed moods of doubt, anger, tension, confusion, excitement, exhaustion, resignation and hope grip the body politic. For the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), … Continue reading

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God, Gays, Ganja and Mexican Politics

In the United States, evangelical leaders have been at the forefront of pushing prayer in public schools. But in Mexico, they are in the vanguard in opposing it.  While the so-called narco war and economic distress are generally regarded as … Continue reading

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Mexican Candidates Blast the Airwaves, Stir up the Social Networks

As Mexicans took off from work and school for the long Holy Week-Easter holiday celebrations, the country’s presidential and congressional candidates inundated electronic media with new ads designed to win over the voters. A sampling of spots aired on Ciudad … Continue reading

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Women in Mexican Politics

When Caritina Galeana Gomez was born, women did not have the right to vote and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) that dominated Mexico for much of the 20th century wasn’t even created. Born only a few weeks before the outbreak … Continue reading

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Mexico female presidential candidate Vazquez Mota embraces role

Josefina Vazquez Mota, candidate of the ruling PAN, doesn’t hesitate to play the so-called gender card at chosen times. She trails the leader by a wide margin. By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times Reporting from Mexico City — “I will be … Continue reading

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Mexican Congresswoman, Possible Presidential Candidate, Says Mexico Is Ready for a Female Leader

Mexico is ready for a female leader, or so says a congresswoman who may become the first to seek a major party’s nod in a run for the presidency. Josefina Vazquez Mota said her possible candidacy, yet to be declared, … Continue reading

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