MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico, a country long synonymous with vote-rigging, is better equipped than ever to prevent fraud in Sunday’s national elections, according to experts, but voters still have grave doubts.
The Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) will oversee the presidential vote that polls suggest will be won by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), whose frequently tainted elections helped it maintain power from 1929 to 2000.
TOLUCA, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico’s presidential front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto scented victory as he wrapped up his campaign on Wednesday with polls showing he should easily win the weekend election and put the country’s old rulers back in power.
Voters elect a new president on Sunday and many are eager for the next government to fire up an underperforming economy and end rampant violence by drug gangs, sore points that have eroded confidence in the ruling National Action Party, or PAN.
TOLUCA, Mexico (Reuters) – Presidential front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto pledged to create more jobs and restore order in Mexico as he wrapped up his campaign on Wednesday, with opinion polls showing him winning Sunday’s election by a wide margin.
Mexico will elect a new president amid growing demands for an end to the grisly violence of its drug war and a stronger economy, two issues that have eroded confidence in the ruling National Action Party, or PAN.
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico’s ruling party faces heavy defeat at a presidential election on Sunday and already is preparing for life in the opposition, where it could help pass economic reforms that it was unable to push through in power.
The conservative National Action Party, or PAN, ushered in a new era in Mexican democracy in a 2000 election that broke the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s (PRI) 71-year grip on power and raised high hopes of change.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – With less than two weeks to go until Mexico’s presidential election, front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto has consolidated his lead over his closest rival, new polls showed on Tuesday, strengthening predictions he will sail to victory on July 1.
A poll in the Reforma newspaper showed Pena Nieto’s lead climbing four percentage points to 42 percent while support for leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador fell by four points to 30 percent.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican presidential front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto has widened his lead over leftist rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with less than two weeks to go until a July 1 election, according to a poll by the Reforma newspaper published on Tuesday.
The previous poll from the newspaper on May 31 showed only a 4 percent gap between the two candidates, raising questions about a closer-than-expected race.
ACAPULCO, Mexico, June 16 (Reuters) – Hurricane Carlotta
weakened into a tropical storm on Saturday after battering
Mexico’s Pacific coast and killing at least two children when
their house collapsed in a landslide.
The government of Mexico lifted the hurricane warning from
Salina Cruz to Acapulco after Carlotta made landfall in the
southern state of Oaxaca on Friday, dumping rain on mountainous
villages along the coast.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) – Hurricane Carlotta made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast near the southern city of Puerto Escondido late on Friday, unleashing heavy rain and gusts of winds as far as the resort city of Acapulco, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, had escalated throughout the afternoon into a Category 2 hurricane but weakened into Category 1 storm as it hit coastal mountains in the state of Oaxaca.
ACAPULCO, Mexico (Reuters) – Hurricane Carlotta formed in the Pacific on Friday and strengthened quickly on a path headed to Mexico’s southern coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, had maximum winds of nearly 85 mph (137 kmh) with higher gusts. It was about 90 miles south-southeast of Puerto Angel and about 285 miles southeast of the tourist city of Acapulco at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT).
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Long before the Mexican presidential election officially began, front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto recruited an army of supporters on the Internet that dwarfed those of his rivals.
But with less than three weeks to go before the July 1 vote, some of the fiercest resistance to his candidacy is being waged online.