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Former First Lady of Mexico drops bid to become Mexico’s first female president

Mexican independent candidate and former first lady Margarita Zavala announced Wednesday she is dropping out of the country’s July 1 presidential race. Zavala had broken her longtime affiliation with the conservative National Action Party and qualified for the ballot as an independent. But she has been polling in the single digits, far behind the three...

Roberta Jacobson, the U.S. Ambassador who fell in love with Mexico

The warmth of the Mexicans, the beauty of the landscapes offered by the country, as well as its gastronomy and cultural diversity, are some of the things that the ambassador of the United States in Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, will take to heart today as she boards the plane to depart the country after her resignation....

Women in Jalisco are showing their strength as political candidates

During the 2018 elections in Mexico a phenomenon will occur in Jalisco that surely has not happened in the electoral life of Mexico, which incidentally, began in April 1812 with the election of political representatives through the vote exclusively of men of legal age, woman did not have voting rights. 206 years later things are...

As angry voters reject major parties, Mexico’s 2018 presidential race grows chaotic

Mexico’s 2018 campaign season has not officially begun, but the race for the presidency is already a nail-biter, featuring a powerful ruling party, dozens of independent aspirants – including two women – and very strange bedfellows. In my two decades analyzing Mexican elections as both an academic and a pollster, I have never seen such...

Mexican Senate approves part of budget, raising funds for quake recovery

The Mexican Senate on Thursday approved part of the country’s budget for 2018, raising the assumptions for oil prices and the exchange rate, a move that will help increase fund allocations for reconstruction after two devastating earthquakes last month. The legislators agreed to raise oil price assumptions in the fiscal plan to $48.50 per barrel...

Mexico lawmakers to propose raising 2018 budget after quakes

A committee in Mexico’s lower house will propose changing a draft of next year’s government budget by raising forecasts for oil prices and the exchange rate to help pay for reconstruction after recent earthquakes, a Mexican newspaper reported on Wednesday. The finance committee in the lower house of Congress agreed to suggest raising oil price...
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Fourth ex-governor from Mexico’s PRI arrested on corruption charges

A former Mexican governor wanted on corruption charges was arrested on Friday, officials said, marking the fourth detention of an ex-governor from the country’s ruling party so far this year. Eugenio Hernandez, who served as governor of the northern border state of Tamaulipas from 2005-2010, was arrested in the state capital of Ciudad Victoria. He...

Mexican president calls Trump to express condolences for Las Vegas

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday called U.S. President Donald Trump to express condolences and solidarity for the “tragedy” in Las Vegas and damage from Hurricane Maria, the Mexican president’s office said in a statement. Pena Nieto also thanked Trump for U.S. engineering experts and rescue workers who were sent to Mexico after last...
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