2012 Mexican Elections

Mexican ruling party state official held on suspicion of gang links

MEXICO CITY - One of the top ruling party officials in the troubled Mexican state of Michoacan has been held for 40 days while he is investigated for possible links to criminal organizations, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.


Mexico's national security commissioner resigns

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's national security commissioner Manuel Mondragon has resigned, the interior minister said on Sunday, raising questions about the government's strategy to stamp out organized crime.

Mexico's main opposition party quits energy talks amid graft scandal

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's opposition conservative party on Thursday walked out of talks over the fine print of a landmark energy bill, accusing the government of using a graft scandal to gets its way, in a move that could delay the rollout of the key legislation.

Mexico arrests vigilante leader who helped to battle drug cartel

MEXICO CITY - A leader of armed vigilantes who are helping federal security forces combat a violent drug gang in western Mexico has been arrested on suspicion of murder, which could test the fragile peace the government has built there.

'Dead' Mexican drug kingpin likely killed in shootout: official

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican drug lord who had been reported dead more than three years ago was likely killed in a shootout with federal forces in western Mexico early on Sunday, a government official said.

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Violence against women 'pandemic' in Mexico

ECATEPEC, Mexico - So many teenage girls turned up dead in a vacant field on the outskirts of Mexico City that people nicknamed it the "women's dumping ground."

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Mexican president 'indignant' at U.S. deportations

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he is "indignant" at the United States' deportation of Mexican migrants and described U.S. lawmakers as demonstrating a "lack of conscience" in failing to pass immigration reform.

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Mexican president 'indignant' at U.S. deportations

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he is "indignant" at the United States' deportation of Mexican migrants and described U.S. lawmakers as demonstrating a "lack of conscience" in failing to pass immigration reform.

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Mexico president sees no swift extradition of kingpin Guzman

MEXICO CITY - Captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman faces an outstanding jail term in Mexico and any extradition to the United States is likely to take time, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Wednesday.

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'Free Shorty': hundreds march for jailed Mexican drug lord

CULIACAN, Mexico - More than a thousand people marched through the streets of the capital of captured Mexican drug lord Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman's home state on Wednesday, calling for his freedom.

IN THE RUNNING

Mexican presidential front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto greets supporters at one of his last campaign rallies in Toluca June 27, 2012.  REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Enrique Pena Nieto

Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and Green coalition  Full Article 

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate for the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), greets his supporters after a rally in Toluca June 26, 2012. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) led coalition  Full Article 

Josefina Vazquez Mota, presidential candidate from the ruling National Action Party (PAN), talks to supporters during her last campaign rally at Omnilife stadium in Zapopan, in the outskirts of Guadalajara  June 27, 2012.  REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

Josefina Vazquez Mota

National Action Party (PAN)  Full Article 

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