The nation saw another side to Manual Velasco when a viral video surfaced of him slapping a young government employee at a public event.
It's all part of a plan to switch Mexico to open digital TV, but critics say the 13 million households set to receive a free set will know what to do once they get inside a voting booth: support the ruling party.
The house is worth more than $6 million, but Enrique Peña Nieto and his soap-star wife never reported it as an asset. Critics say it is linked to a contract with a Chinese state-led consortium to build a bullet train in Mexico.
Though 'The Perfect Dictatorship' — which sits atop the Mexican box office — finished filming in 2011, it could have been written directly about the problems afflicting the country today.
A Mexican congressman claims 46 bodies have been pulled from the shallow canal in Ecatepec — a sprawling suburb of Mexico City.
The trouble began in late 2012, when Venezuela began to stop paying airlines the dollars for ticket sales in bolivares.
Designer Miguel Caballero has forged his own niche where clothes combine style and the ability to stop a slug.