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Enrique Pena Nieto wins Mexico's preliminary count

"The Mexicans have spoken and they are clear. Thank you, Mexico," Pena Nieto said in a conciliatory speech in which he emphasized he would continue the fight against organized crime.

Mexico elections: Enrique Peña Nieto of PRI leads early vote count

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Exit polls indicate Peña Nieto won the election by between eight and 10 percentage points over Lopez Obrador, who narrowly lost the last election, according to Mexican newspaper Reforma.

Mexico elections: Voters could return Institutional Revolutionary Party to power

Recent voter surveys show the telegenic Enrique Pena Nieto of the center-left Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) has a commanding double-digit lead over his nearest rival, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Democratic Revolution Party, who narrowly lost the last election.

Why Mexico's election doesn't matter to Americans

Something remarkable happened, or rather, didn’t happen, in the middle of Mexico’s June 10 presidential debate when the three leading candidates were asked to share their views on foreign policy. Not a single one used the opportunity to question the two pillars of the US-Mexico relationship: free trade and the shared fight against Mexico’s drug cartels.

Mexico: Alcohol ban, or La Ley Seca, enforced during election weekend

Nearly 80 million people are eligible to vote for the country's president, mayors, governors and lawmakers, and the government wants them to be sober and compos mentis when they do it.

Mexico City: Viva la diferencia

MEXICO CITY — The leftist party is expected to sweep Mexico City in a landslide in the July 1 mayoral elections. That’s the exact opposite of other parts of Mexico, where the once long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party leads polls for the presidential contest scheduled for the same day.

Mexico's revolution will not be televised

MEXICO CITY — In the run-up to Mexico’s July 1 presidential election, young demonstrators have come out in droves to protest against the front-runner and the TV networks he's accused of paying to polish his image. Now, the protesters are circumventing traditional television with their web savvy.

Mexico’s youth protests cramp suave candidate’s style

Mexican super candidate Enrique Peña Nieto might have finally met his kryptonite — the youth.
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A Mexican university student wears an iconic Guy Fawkes mask at a march of the #YoSoy132 student movement. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

Enrique Peña Nieto seemed all but unstoppable in the race to become Mexico's president. But the politician representing the big old Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) may have finally hit a snag: youth.

Last week, students turned out by the thousands for repeated “I am 132” protests against the media's flattering coverage of the telegenic presidential hopeful.


Mexico elections: a darker shade of green

MEXICO CITY — Nepotism, bribery, the death penalty, and even environmental destruction. Mexico’s Partido Verde Ecologista, or Ecological Green Party, stands for anything but green values. That is according to the party’s many fierce critics, who include just about every serious environmentalist in Mexico.

Mexico youth protest media's flattering coverage of Enrique Peña Nieto (PHOTOS)

Some Mexican media have an obvious favorite in the upcoming presidential elections — and so thousands of students are taking to the streets.

Young Mexicans are protesting their country's media for shamelessly plugging a telegenic young candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, as Mexico’s great hope for the July 1 presidential election. He rules the polls with double-digit leads over his rivals.

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