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Mexican protests block TV studios amidst election scandal


July 29th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Protests in Mexico continued on Thursday and Friday against the recent presidential election results, as thousands formed a 'human blockade' around the country's main TV station.Controversial allegations ... Read more...

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`Mexico must look into obstacles to press coverage’


July 5th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities should investigate "the obstructions, censorship and intimidation that may have affected the coverage and observation of the electoral process", said the Paris-based press-rights group ... Read more...

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Nieto claims Mexico presidency win


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, July 3 (IANS) Institutional Revolutionary Party's Enrique Pena Nieto has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential elections, the Prensa latina news agency reported."I assume with emotion, great commitment, and full ... Read more...

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Mexican congressional hopeful bares some skin in posters


May 8th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guadalajara (Mexico), May 8 (IANS/EFE) A female candidate of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, posed semi-nude for posters in her "provocative" campaign for a seat in ... Read more...

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Mexico gears up for first televised presidential debate


May 7th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's four presidential candidates will take part Sunday in their first televised debate amid high expectations and a controversy over the air time, which conflicts ... Read more...

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Heed gender rules, Mexican poll official tells parties


March 26th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 26 (IANS/EFE) The head of Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE, said political parties that failed to abide by gender equality rules in selecting candidates for the ... Read more...

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Mexican’s Senate candidacy axed for anti-women statement


March 19th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 19 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's main opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, said it has withdrawn lawmaker Francisco Moreno Merino's candidacy for the Senate due to his recent comment ... Read more...

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Mexican carnival goers burn clown’s effigy over jokes


February 20th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Mazatlan (Mexico), Feb 20 (IANS/EFE) An effigy of a clown was burned at a carnival over the offensive jokes told by the performer about the June 2009 day-care center fire ... Read more...

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Drought reduces Mexico’s agricultural production


February 14th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) The severe drought affecting 22 of Mexico's 32 states has caused a 40 percent drop in agricultural production, opening the way for food shortages over ... Read more...

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700 fall ill after eating at Mexico rally


February 10th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 10 (IANS/EFE) At least 700 people fell ill after eating rice and eggs at a political rally in Mexico, officials said.The residents of Chilapa in Guerrero state ... Read more...

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Mexican candidate defends his lack of knowledge about books


December 7th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 7 (IANS/EFE) Enrique Pena Nieto, who polls show is the favorite to win Mexico's July 2012 presidential election, is defending himself after becoming the butt of ... Read more...

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Debt-laden Mexican state keeps financial records secret


December 1st, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 1 (IANS/EFE) The government of the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, under investigation for a 9,800 percent increase in its debt since 2005, plans to keep its ... Read more...

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Mexican senators keen to ban bullfights


April 27th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Senators from the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party are working on a legislation to ban bullfights and guarantee animal rights in Mexico, a lawmaker said.The legislation, ... Read more...

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Thousands of Mexicans protest outsourcing, easy sacking


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 2 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of Mexican union workers have protested in Mexico's capital city against a bill that seeks to legalise outsourcing and make it easier for businesses ... Read more...

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Cattle baron slain in Mexico


January 29th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican cattle baron was found slain Friday a few hours after his abduction in suburban Monterrey, an official said.The body of the 74-year-old Arturo B. de ... Read more...

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Mexican mayor kills man over taunt


July 8th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Oaxaca (Mexico), July 8 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican mayor has killed a man and wounded another because they made fun of his party for losing the gubernatorial election in the southern state of ... Read more...

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Exit poll: Mexico’s ruling party lost key local election


May 17th, 2010 - 5:35 am ICT by BNO News
MERIDA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Mexico's ruling party, the center-right National Action Party, lost the key local election of the Merida municipality in the state of Yucatan, according to a TV exit ... Read more...

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Mexico plans harsher punishments for drug crimes


December 31st, 2008 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will introduce harsher punishments to take on the country's organised drug cartels as well as government officials having links with the underworld, officials said.The Secretariat ... Read more...

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