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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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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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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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A Deadly Syndrome Stalks the Mexican Elections

Call it the Michoacan Plus Syndrome. Exposed during last fall’s elections in the Mexican state of Michoacan,  kidnappings and other crimes against actual or potential political candidates are now surfacing in Mexico’s state and federal elections scheduled for July 1.  … Continue reading

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Drug allegations may hamper former Mexico ruling party’s return

By KEN ELLINGWOOD – Los Angeles Times MEXICO CITY – In a race widely deemed his to lose, Enrique Pena Nieto‘s greatest hurdle may be his own party. Mexico’s former ruling party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, hopes to ride back to … Continue reading

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