Juan Santos Carrera had only recently left his job as a Veracruz correspondent for the Televisa conglomerate, and was preparing to start his own local newspaper in the state known as the deadliest for reporters in Mexico.
Nadia Vera, 32, was among five victims killed Friday in Mexico, including photographer Ruben Espinosa. She said in November that Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte would be "responsible" if she suffered any attack.
Margarita Zavala's unexpected announcement came one week after a midterm election in which the National Action Party suffered its worst showing at Mexico's polls since 1991.
Turns out "El Bronco" spent thirty years in Mexico's ruling party. But even so, his landslide victory in Nuevo Leon marks a turning point — away from Mexico's political status quo.
Indie candidates also stormed to victory in key races in Jalisco, while the upstart leftist Morena movement made gains in Mexico City and in Congress. One man is killed in Guerrero.
Protesters burned ballots and attacked polling places in Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas. Exit polls were suggesting tight races in key state governor races, including Nuevo Leon, where indie candidate "El Bronco" was pulling ahead.
Remember 2000? Fifteen years since the transition to a multi-party democracy, Mexico's PRI machine is back in power and presiding over a fearful, sour midterm vote. President Peña Nieto's party will likely retain control of Congress.
Acting in ways that are anything but green, Mexico's "ecological" political group blankets cities with its aggressive ads. The Green Party's success is linked to the goals of the ruling PRI and President Enrique Peña Nieto.
A Mexico City newspaper said as many as 70 political attacks have occurred since February, as Mexico prepares to elect 500 lawmakers, nine governors, and hundreds of local office-holders.
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Mexico actually dropped in an international corruption perceptions index after its transition to a multi-party democracy began in 2000.
Two candidates in Guadalajara, the nation’s second-largest city, have stoked optimism about a citizen-led government in a state that faces mounting violence.