June 29, 2010 |
Gunmen on Monday killed a gubernatorial candidate in a highway ambush, just days before an election in violence-stained northern Mexico that he was expected to win. The killing of Rodolfo Torre, running in the state of Tamaulipas under the banner of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, further shook Mexico amid wide concern that drug-trafficking groups are increasingly flexing their muscle in politics through money and intimidation....
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November 18, 1986 |
The ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party claimed a wide lead Monday for its candidate for governor of Tlaxcala state east of Mexico City, Beatriz Paredes Rangel. Paredes, who has become prominent in the farm-labor sector of the party, would be the second woman governor in Mexican history if declared the winner in Sunday's election. The claim is based on partial returns. Official returns will not be available from the State Electoral Commission until next week.
September 14, 1993 |
Eleven Cubans who were flown to Mexico after refusing to leave the Mexican Embassy in Havana last week remained ensconced Monday in a hotel outside this city, anticipating their eventual entry into the United States. Their case--coming in the aftermath of the sensational plight of eight Cuban shipwreck victims who were allowed to fly to Miami from Mexico earlier this month--has posed a quandary for U.S. and Mexican authorities anxious not to trigger an exodus of U.S.
February 28, 2002 |
A leadership election that was meant to herald the revival of Mexico's former ruling party is instead mired in fraud allegations and bedeviled by a nearly deadlocked result that threatens to engulf the Institutional Revolutionary Party in bitter infighting. Three days after the nationwide voting, former Tabasco state Gov. Roberto Madrazo claimed victory Wednesday by the narrowest of margins over Beatriz Paredes for the presidency of the PRI, as the party is known.
May 17, 2010 |
Mexico's main opposition party claimed victory over President Felipe Calderon's conservatives in the main contest Sunday as voters in the southern state of Yucatan launched the 2010 election season. Early returns showed a tight race for the mayor's seat in Merida, the state capital. The two parties were nearly even with about a fifth of the votes counted. But Beatriz Paredes, president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, called Angelica Araujo's lead in exit polls "irreversible."
July 13, 2005 |
A year before the presidential election, this nation's oldest, most powerful party headed toward a destructive split resulting from the bitter enmity between its top leaders -- probable presidential nominee Roberto Madrazo and teachers union head Elba Esther Gordillo. Madrazo was to have resigned Tuesday as the Institutional Revolutionary Party's chief to campaign full time for next year's election. He would have been replaced by Gordillo under party rules.