2012 Mexican Elections

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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.

At least 22 killed in gunfight southwest of Mexico City

MEXICO CITY - At least 22 suspected gang members were killed southwest of Mexico City early on Monday, the government said, in one of the bloodiest shootouts with security forces since President Enrique Pena Nieto took power.

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Mexico arrests vigilante leader in state torn by violence

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities detained one of the most well-known leaders of vigilante groups that have been battling drug gangs in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, a federal official said on Friday.

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Crime-ridden state poses acid test for Mexican oil reform

TAMPICO Mexico - During Mexico's first oil boom, Tampico was such a magnet for foreign capital that it became the biggest oil-exporting port in the Americas and home to grandiose architecture that inspired comparisons to Venice and New Orleans.

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White House announces steps to address immigrant surge

WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday stepped up efforts to slow the flow of illegal children into the country, expanding the government's ability to process and deport people and announcing new funding to boost security in crime-plagued Central American countries.

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Central America presses Biden on migrant rights as U.S. vows aid

GUATEMALA CITY - Central American leaders on Friday pressed visiting U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to improve migrant rights, even as the United States committed tens of millions of dollars in extra aid to the region in a bid to stem a surge of illegal immigration.

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White House announces funding to address immigrant surge

WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday announced tens of millions of dollars of new funding and expanded enforcement facilities to step up efforts to deal with the surge of children arriving illegally from Central America.

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Central America presses Biden on migrant rights as U.S. vows aid

GUATEMALA CITY - Central American leaders on Friday pressed visiting U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to improve migrant rights, even as the United States committed tens of millions of dollars in extra aid to the region in a bid to stem a surge of illegal immigration.

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Obama, Pena Nieto discuss U.S. influx of Central American minors

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama spoke on Thursday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about a strategy to deal with a flood of children coming from Central America to the United States, the White House said.

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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