August 28, 2006 |
A leftist candidate won the governor's race in Mexico's volatile southernmost state of Chiapas, edging out a rival backed by President Vicente Fox's party by nearly 6,300 votes, electoral officials said. The final results showed Juan Sabines Guerrero, of the Democratic Revolution Party, won 553,270 votes, compared with 546,988 for Jose Antonio Aguilar Bodegas, who was running with a coalition including the Institutional Revolutionary Party and Fox's National Action Party. An appeal is expected.
August 20, 2006 |
Mexican police said they had broken up a vote-buying scheme in Chiapas on the eve of today's state elections, which will be closely watched amid national turmoil over the results of last month's presidential election. Four supporters of the Democratic Revolution Party were arrested Friday after authorities said they were caught telling residents they would not receive aid intended for Hurricane Stan victims unless they promised to support the party's gubernatorial candidate.
August 6, 2005 |
Reflecting the mounting safety concerns plaguing Mexico's state-owned petroleum industry, the governor of Chiapas this week shut down a federally owned and operated oil well that he said posed a health and environmental hazard. It is believed to be the first time a state has shut down an installation of Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, an entity whose revenue funds more than 30% of the federal government's budget.
January 29, 2003 |
Two state policemen, two municipal officials and a civilian were killed in a fierce gun battle Tuesday in Tres Cruces, Mexico, as police were attempting to catch suspects in a shooting that killed two civilians in the remote Chiapas state community Sunday, authorities said.
September 14, 2002 |
Police arrested at least 20 alleged members of a paramilitary group in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The Peace and Justice group has been blamed for the deaths of hundreds of people in clashes with supporters of the Zapatista rebels, who led a rebellion in the mid-1990s in the name of Indian rights. State Atty. Gen. Mariano Herran Salvatti said the men would be charged with homicide, cattle rustling and armed robbery.
November 29, 2001 |
A strong earthquake rattled southern Mexico, shattering windows and sending scared residents running from their homes. No injuries were immediately reported. The magnitude 6.4 quake was centered along the Pacific coast of the southern state of Chiapas, according to the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo.