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May 9, 2007 |
At churches, soccer fields and the supermarkets where more tortillas than bread are sold, Mexican immigrants are learning about their chance to vote in elections back home. Michoacan immigrant groups throughout the U.S. are telling fellow natives of that central Mexican state that they can cast absentee ballots for governor in November. Michoacan is the first Mexican state to give migrants in the United States the means to vote. A law approved Feb.
December 16, 2006 |
Mexican President Felipe Calderon didn't wait long to challenge the violent drug traffickers that control parts of Michoacan, his home state. But Operation Michoacan United, announced Monday, so far looks like a bust -- and not the kind Calderon had in mind. A week after taking the oath of office, Calderon ordered more than 6,000 soldiers, sailors and federal police to swarm towns where warring drug smugglers are believed responsible for as many as 500 killings this year.
November 12, 2001 |
Lazaro Cardenas, leftist scion of a revered political family, claimed victory in the race for governor of Mexico's Michoacan state after an exit poll gave him a 5-percentage-point lead over his nearest rival. Cardenas, of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, said he had a considerable advantage in the race against Alfredo Anaya, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which ruled Mexico for 71 years.
January 13, 1997 |
Nearly every building was damaged or destroyed. The grammar school was split in two. And the 45-foot bell tower at the Roman Catholic church was bent. As officials reviewed Sunday's aftermath from an earthquake in central Mexico, they found most of the damage concentrated in the Pacific Coast state of Michoacan--particularly in the small town of Arteaga. Nationwide, there were no casualties.
September 2, 1989 |
Democratic Revolutionary Party militants Friday said they will abandon 71 of the 76 town halls in the central state of Michoacan that they have occupied for the last six weeks to protest alleged fraud in the July state legislature election. Instead, the PRD, as the left-of-center party is called, will begin its campaign for the election of 113 municipal presidents, or mayors, that is to be held in Michoacan in December, Sen. Roberto Robles Garnica announced in Michoacan.
July 9, 1989 |
After two decades of yearly trips to Mexico--either to Mexico City or the seashore--we were burned out on the country. The noise, the air pollution, the crowds and a certain commercial cynicism had gotten us down. I put Mexico on hold. That was more than a year ago. More recently, Mexico was granted a reprieve when word of the state of Michoacan came northward.