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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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Presidential hopeful lays out vision for Mexico, party

Mexico City –  Enrique Peña Nieto, who polls show is the favorite to win Mexico’s July 2012 presidential election, vowed over the weekend to work for unity. “We are going to win by doing good politics, mature and constructive politics, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW-Exiled Mexico mine union leader sees 2012 return

* Exiled mine leader sees political shift in 2012 election * Expects to work out political deal with new president * Says union strong despite his exile, loss of key battle By Julie Gordon (Reuters) – Exiled union leader Napoleon … Continue reading

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Mexico opposition may work with criminals: Calderon

By Dave Graham MEXICO CITY | Sun Oct 16, 2011 (Reuters) – Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said politicians in the main opposition party may consider deals with criminals, opening an inflammatory new front in the nation’s presidential election campaign. Calderon’s blunt remarks about the … Continue reading

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Mexico high court upholds Baja California antiabortion measure

Although seven of the court’s 11 justices deemed the measure that says life begins at conception unconstitutional, they were short of the eight votes needed to overturn it. Abortion foes in Mexico scored a victory Wednesday when the Supreme Court narrowly upheld a … Continue reading

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Detours on PRI’s drive to rebrand, regain power

          Party chief faces probe in state he ran   By Adriana Gomez Licon, ASSOCIATED PRESS-The Washington Times MEXICO CITY | The leader of Mexico’s long-ruling political dynasty is facing some old-style scandals in his campaign to … Continue reading

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