2012 Mexican Elections

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Mexico President slams Texas governor over border crackdown

MEXICO CITY - Texas Gov. Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops on the U.S.-Mexican border is "reprehensible" and puts neighborly relations at risk, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said in an interview published on Friday.


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Fueling drug gangs' impunity, unidentified corpses pile up in Mexico

MAZATLAN Mexico - In Mexico's blood-soaked northern state of Sinaloa, a simple gravestone adorned with pink, blue and yellow plastic flowers marks the tomb of 42-year-old assistant carpenter Carlos Montano.

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Mexico to monitor satellite images of 'La Bestia' trains used by migrants

MEXICO CITY - Mexico said on Monday it would use satellite imagery to monitor key railway lines running toward the U.S. border to ensure the safety of the tracks and to help stem the flow of illegal immigrants heading north for the United States.

Mexico launches special police force to guard economic activity

MEXICO CITY - Mexico on Friday launched a scaled-back version of a new police force President Enrique Pena Nieto had vowed to create while on the campaign trail to safeguard businesses against rampant organized crime.

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Mexico's ruling party proposes cutting seats from Congress

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's ruling party on Wednesday proposed holding a referendum next year to reduce the size of Congress, which could strengthen its own hand and streamline legislative decision-making.

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Brutality and 'The Beast': why child migration to U.S. is slowing down

ARRIAGA Mexico - When 26-year-old unemployed Honduran Javier Soto tried to sneak into the United States earlier this year, he breezed all the way through to northern Mexico before he was finally caught.

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Mexican president signs landmark energy reform into law

MEXICO CITY - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday signed a package of laws that will serve as a rule book for comprehensive energy reform designed to lure billions of dollars in investment to the country's ailing oil, gas and electricity sectors.

Son of prominent Mexican politician charged in drug cartel case

MEXICO CITY - The son of a prominent ruling party politician in Mexico was charged on Sunday with withholding evidence as authorities investigate his potential ties to organized crime after a video surfaced showing him meeting with one of the country's top drug lords.

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Mexican Congress eyes quick telecoms laws approval

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Senate on Friday aims to pass long-delayed legislation setting out the fine print of a major reform of the phone and TV markets that seeks to curb the power of multibillionaire Carlos Slim and broadcaster Televisa.

Gunfight kills 22 suspected gang members near Mexico City

MEXICO CITY - Twenty-two suspected gang members were killed southwest of Mexico City early on Monday and one soldier was wounded, the government said, in one of the bloodiest shootouts with security forces since President Enrique Pena Nieto took power.

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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