Mexican Election

The Takeaway

What Do Mexican Politics Mean for American Border Towns?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

When a PRI candidate emerged as the frontrunner in Mexico’s presidential elections this summer, a question emerged as central to his campaign: Would electing a candidate from the PRI, a party known for corruption and cooperation with drug lords, signal a step forward, or a return to the past?


The Takeaway

Mexico Elections: Who is Enrique Peña Nieto?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In four days, Mexicans go to the polls to chose a new president, the vote being held against the background of a violent drugs war and a slowing economy. In this audio essay, Celeste takes a closer look at the frontrunner, Enrique Peña Nieto.


The Brian Lehrer Show


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Alexandra Delano, assistant professor of global studies at The New School and the author of Mexico and its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848, discusses how Mexicans in New York and New Jersey are participating in the upcoming Mexican presidential elections, and the #YoSoy132NY movement.  Diego Villarreal, a member of #YoSoy132NY, talks about the group's goals.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Mexico's Presidential Elections

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mexican voters will head to the polls on July 1. Lucia Newman, Latin America Editor for Al Jazeera English, talks about what’s at stake and how the influence of the drug cartels has shaped the campaign.

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