2012 Mexican Elections


Mexico arrests drug lord Beltran Leyva posing as businessman

MEXICO CITY - Hector Beltran Leyva, one of the most notorious Mexican drug lords still at large, was captured on Wednesday by soldiers at a seafood restaurant in a picturesque town in central Mexico popular with American retirees.

Mexico captures drug lord Beltran Leyva: government source

MEXICO CITY - Hector Beltran Leyva, head of a family crime syndicate that waged a bloody conflict in Mexico with a former ally, drug kingpin Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman, was captured on Wednesday, an interior ministry source said.


Mexico conservative party leader Madero stands down temporarily

MEXICO CITY - The leader of Mexico's biggest opposition party is stepping aside temporarily to seek a congressional seat next year at which time he could resume his post as party leader.

All aboard the 'Corruptour' for a glimpse of Mexico's graft

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Visitors looking to explore the dark side of Mexico's northern industrial city of Monterrey board a striking blue bus, painted with the faces of local politicians alongside pigs and rats clutching bags of money.

At least 18 killed in shootings and clashes in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Eleven men died in a gunfight in northern Mexico and at least seven people, including an opposition politician, have been killed in violence in the southwest of the country, authorities said on Sunday.

Eight Mexican military detained over alleged gang shootout

MEXICO CITY - Mexico has detained eight military personnel involved in an alleged shootout in June that killed 22 suspected gang members, the defense ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Mexico lawmaker likely killed by drug cartel: prosecutor

MEXICO CITY - Mexican federal congressman Gabriel Gomez, the most high-profile politician murdered in recent years, was likely executed by a drug cartel, a state prosecutor said on Wednesday.


In historic U-turn, Mexico to join U.N. peacekeeping missions

NEW YORK - After years of keeping out of the world's conflicts, Mexico said on Wednesday it was ready to take part in United Nations peacekeeping missions, as the government steps up efforts to raise its profile on the global stage.

Mexican lawmaker feared dead after burned bodies found in truck

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican lawmaker kidnapped on Monday with an aide is feared dead after the remains of two charred bodies were found in his pick-up truck on Tuesday, state prosecutors said.


Mexican state likely to change marijuana law this year, says ex-president

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican state could approve medicinal use of marijuana by the end of this year, paving the way for further steps toward legalizing the drug, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Monday.


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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