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Searching for Mexico’s drug war ‘disappeared’

By Tom Bateman-Today programme Photos of missing people on a wall outside the mortuary in Acapulco With thousands of people missing after six years of murderous violence linked to Mexico’s drugs cartels, families say they want more done to find … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Hot Political Summer

    A little more than a week after Mexicans went to the polls, conflict and controversy swirl around the July 1 elections. Almost everywhere-in the halls of Congress, on the Sunday talk shows, in bars and cafes and on … Continue reading

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Pena Nieto denies ‘fraudulent’ Mexico vote

The runner-up in Mexico’s presidential election has rejected Enrique Pena Nieto’s “fraudulent” victory, raising the spectre of protests that rocked Mexico City when he lost six years ago. WHEN Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lost the 2006 presidential election … Continue reading

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Mexico President-elect Peña Nieto’s win is weaker than expected

A landslide failed to materialize and now Enrique Peña Nieto will have to negotiate with two opposition parties to push through his ambitious program. By Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles TimesJuly 2, 2012, 7:14 p.m. MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party is marching … Continue reading

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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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Mexico: Year of the Grasshopper

Politics News  Mexico: Year of the Grasshopper  As Mexico enters the final weeks of the 2012 election campaign, the grasshoppers are hopping about the land. In Mexican political lingo, a chapulin, or grasshopper, is a person who jumps from one … Continue reading

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Adding to Unease of a Drug War Alliance

By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD MEXICO CITY — The biggest military corruption case here in recent years has worsened an already frayed relationship between American law enforcement officials and the Mexican Army, the institution most trusted and empowered by officials here to … Continue reading

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