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5 key issues at stake in the upcoming 2024 Mexican elections

Mar. 04, 2024 00:21 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is almost certainly about to get its first woman president. Ruling-party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum leads in polls on the race leading to the June 2 vote. The second-place candidate is also a woman. A man running for a small third party essentially has...

Organized crime attacks on local candidates raise fears Mexico may face its bloodiest elections ever

Mar. 03, 2024 13:48 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexico prepares for the largest elections in its history, organized crime is once again preying on local candidates across swaths of the country where cartels dominate, raising concerns among experts that these could be Mexico’s bloodiest elections ever. ...

Mexico's presidential candidates promise security or continuity as campaigns officially begin

Mar. 01, 2024 21:39 PM EST

IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) — Tens of thousands of people packed a stadium in a violence-torn western Mexico state while even more did so in Mexico City's central square Friday as the country's leading presidential candidates officially kicked off their campaigns with promises of greater security and...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Texas' state and presidential primaries

Mar. 01, 2024 13:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a week after staging rival events on the banks of the Rio Grande River along the U.S.-Mexico border, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will face voters on the Texas primary ballot in a state that has openly clashed with the Biden administration over...

Mexico is about to have its biggest election ever. Here's what to know

Mar. 01, 2024 10:42 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Campaigning formally starts on Friday for the biggest election in Mexico's history. Voters will choose the president, along with the winners of 628 seats in Congress and thousands of local positions. Elections will occur in all 32 jurisdictions, with more than...

Migration through the Darien Gap is cut off following the capture of boat captains in Colombia

Feb. 29, 2024 15:55 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The flow of thousands of migrants daily through the treacherous migratory highway, the Darien Gap, has been cut off following the capture of a number of boat captains who had been ferrying the migrants to the starting point of their jungle trek. The stoppage...

Two mayoral hopefuls of a Mexican city are shot dead within hours of each other

Feb. 27, 2024 19:31 PM EST

MARAVATÍO, Mexico (AP) — Two mayoral hopefuls in the Mexican city of Maravatío have been gunned down within hours of each other, as experts warn the June 2 national elections could be the country's most violent on record. The widening control of drug cartels in Mexico has been...

Mexican president slams YouTube for taking down his video that shared a journalist's phone number

Feb. 26, 2024 15:17 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president again lashed out at social media platform YouTube on Monday for taking down part of his daily news briefing where he revealed a reporter’s phone number. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the platform in Mexico “has been taken...

Mexico president's son, presidential candidate denounce leak of phone numbers, say threats received

Feb. 24, 2024 22:26 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The eldest son of Mexico’s president and the governing party's presidential candidate said Saturday that their telephone numbers were published on social media and that they have received threats and insults. Both denounced the action. The incident came a day...

Mexican church officials have helped arrange a truce between 2 warring drug cartels

Feb. 23, 2024 22:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roman Catholic churchmen have helped arrange a truce between two warring drug cartels whose turf wars have blooded the state of Guerrero in southern Mexico, a priest said Thursday. It is the latest in a series of attempts by bishops and priests to get cartels to...