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 22, 2006 |
The exit polls were inconclusive, but both sides claimed victory anyway. The official count put one candidate ahead, but by just a fraction of a percentage point. On Monday morning, Mexico awoke to a new election drama that mirrors the divisions in the country's still undecided July 2 presidential vote. The result from Sunday's vote to elect a new governor in the southern state of Chiapas was too close to call.
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.
November 13, 2005 |
A vast stretch of greenery in southeastern Mexico, Chiapas is caressed by clouds that march across its mountains and slice over San Cristobal de las Casas, its reclusive mountaintop heart, a compact city with the cobble-stoned ambience of an old Spanish colonial town. But we are not here to ogle nature. This is a "reality tour," an adventure into being socially responsible and finding meaning in a foreign place.
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.
March 1, 2003 |
Scores of Zapatista rebel supporters seized an American-owned tourist ranch in the southern state of Chiapas on Friday, the owners and government officials said. Rebels denouncing foreign influence in Mexico have said they want to drive out the American owners of the Rancho Esmeralda, and since mid-December, residents of the rebel village of Nuevo Jerusalem have blocked roads leading to the ranch.