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Drug Cartels Register Their Votes In Mexico's Election With Scare Tactics

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, Associated Press EMILIANO ZAPATA, Mexico -- Before the sun climbed above the hills around this central Mexican town, Saul G...

What You Need To Know About Mexico's Election

AP | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

On Sunday, Mexico holds its second presidential election since the 2000 vote that unseated the Institutional Revolutionary Party after more than seven...

Mexican Presidential Candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota: "I'll Help Mexicans Stay in Mexico"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

For the first time ever, a woman could win Mexico's presidential election. Recently Vázquez Mota added an unexpected twist to the campaign by asking her female followers to withhold "hanky panky" until their husbands agree to vote.

'The Middle Class Is The Big Prize'

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

NAUCALPAN, Mexico -- Middle class voters like Gerardo Olivo helped drive Mexico's ruling party from power 12 years ago, ending its seven decades of ru...

Mexico's Battle for Modernity

Rodrigo Aguilera | Posted 08.27.2012 | World
Rodrigo Aguilera

On July 1st, Mexicans will head to the urns for the presidential election. On the economic front, the stakes have never been higher. For it is bad politics, not bad economics, that are mostly to blame for why the country has failed to reach its potential.

Mexico President Says Successor Must Keep Up Drug War

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Five days before the vote to elect his successor, Mexico's President Felipe Calderon is urging the country's next leader not to abandon...

Mexico Presidential Candidate Sees Big Lead Ahead Of Weekend's Elections

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's presidential front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto maintained his wide lead over leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and hi...

Mexican Mayoral Candidate Arrested After Rival's Shooting

AP | MANUEL DE LA CRUZ | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico -- Police in southern Mexico have arrested a mayoral candidate for the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party for th...

Former Governor Denies 'Malicious' Drug Allegations

AP | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas on Friday denied that he took money from drug cartels and channeled it th...

Adultery Site Uses Mexico Presidential Candidate As Poster Boy

AP | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- A website that promises to help people have discreet extra-marital affairs is using Mexico's presidential race to promote its services ...

Leftist Gains Ground On Pretty-Boy In Polls

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador appears to be gaining ground going into the final month of Mexico's presidential race, polls i...

Mexico Protests Do Poll Damage For Frontrunner

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY, May 29 (Reuters) - Enrique Pena Nieto, the front-runner in Mexico's presidential race, has suffered his biggest drop in support during ...

The Youth Vote -- Mexican Politicians Fail to Inspire in 2012

Fundacion MEPI | Posted 07.23.2012 | College
Fundacion MEPI

Smart Mexican politicians should probably be talking to Humberto Fuentes, a young voter who will be at the polls July 1. "I like politics, but I haven't joined the ranks of any party," he said. "Politicians do not understand our language."

Mexican Presidential Candidates Face Off In Heated Debate


MEXICO CITY — The front-runner in Mexico's presidential race fended off rivals' attempts to paint him as a liar with corrupt backers, emerging f...

WATCH: Mexican Presidential Candidate Puts Foot In Mouth

Posted 04.03.2012 | Latino Voices

Everyone makes mistakes. But Mexican presidential candidate, Josefina Vazquez Mota, took the cake during her speech in Teziutlán, Puebla, when she mi...


AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Raul Enrique Trujillo was 6 years old when voters kicked Mexico's long-ruling party out of the presidency after decades of government b...

Presidential Candidate Accuses Rivals Of Wiretapping

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The campaign of conservative presidential candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota charged Tuesday that the rival Institutional Revolutiona...


Posted 02.21.2012 | World

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Major Party Picks Woman As Presidential Candidate

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's conservative ruling party is gambling that this country known for machismo is ready for a female president and have chose...

Leader Of Mexico's Former Ruling Party Quits Amid Scandal

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — The head of Mexico's former ruling party resigned Friday over a financial scandal that threatened the party's efforts to rebrand i...

Mexican President's Sister Announces Run For Governor

AP | GUSTAVO RUIZ | Posted 01.14.2012 | World

MORELIA, Mexico — Mexicans voted in the western state of Michoacan in a crucial political test Sunday for President Felipe Calderon in his home ...

Drug Cartels Have Growing Stake In Mexican Politics

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

MORELIA, Mexico — Three major political parties are campaigning in the Mexican president's home state, but it's the groups that aren't on Sunday...

Aurelia Fierros

Mexicans Living In The U.S. Prepare To Vote Back Home | Aurelia Fierros | Posted 12.04.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Mexican nationals in the U.S. and in 112 other nations can now register to vote in their country’s July 1, 2012 presidential election...

Mexican Green Party Will Support Leading Presidential Hopeful

AP | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's small Green Party says it will support leading presidential hopeful Enrique Pena Nieto in his bid to lead a return to power fo...

Brother To Replace Slain Candidate In Mexico Election

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — The brother of a gubernatorial candidate assassinated in northern Mexico was named Wednesday to run as his replacement...