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.
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.
November 28, 1988 |
Opposition party supporters seized city halls throughout the state of Michoacan and demanded the resignation of the governor, a member of the ruling party, officials said Sunday. Democratic Front supporters occupied 19 city halls Saturday afternoon to force the ouster of Gov. Luis Martinez Villicana, according to a state government statement. Villicana is a member of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party.
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.
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.
September 18, 2005 |
Federal and local police swept across Michoacan on Saturday, hunting for the gunmen who assassinated the southern state's head of public safety during a birthday dinner at a crowded restaurant. Rogelio Zarazua Ortega, civilian overseer of Michoacan's police force, was shot Friday night as he sat at a table with two dozen friends and relatives. Also gunned down was one of Zarazua's police bodyguards.