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Civil Groups Launch Opposition Alliance Unid@s por México

By MARK LORENZANA Civil society organizations on Wednesday, Oct. 12, launched a new alliance, Unid@s por México, which aims to unite members of the different opposition parties and field a single candidate in the upcoming 2024 presidential elections to go against the administration standard bearer of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) National Regeneration Movement (Morena). The six civil groups that make

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Mexican Senate Suspends Proposal to Deploy Mexican Army until 2028

By MARK LORENZANA At least for the time being, the proposal to extend the presence of the Armed Forces on the streets for public security tasks until 2028 has been suspended by the Mexican Senate. During the discussion, Ricardo Monreal, leader of the leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) majority bloc in the Senate, took the stand on Wednesday, Sept. 21,

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Santiago Creel, Alejandro Armenta Voted as Congress, Senate Presidents

By MARK LORENZANA The plenary session of Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday, Aug. 31, ratified the appointment of Santiago Creel as president of the board of directors of the legislative precinct of San Lázaro, while Alejandro Armenta was elected as president of the Mexican Senate. Creel, of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), was elected unanimously as president of

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Va Por México Coalition Reaffirms Alliance for 2023, 2024 Polls

By MARK LORENZANA Members of the Va Por México coalition, which consists of the centralist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the conservative National Action Party (PAN) and the left-leaning Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), reaffirmed their alliance on Tuesday, Aug. 30, and are set to agree on fielding their chosen candidates in the upcoming 2023 local public elections and the

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Beatriz Paredes Throws Hat into Ring for 2024 Presidential Elections

By MARK LORENZANA Senator Beatriz Paredes of the centralist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) expressed her interest in seeking the presidency of Mexico in 2024 with the Va por México coalition — an electoral alliance composed of the PRI, the conservative National Action Party (PAN) and the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) — to challenge the ruling party of

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AMLO’s ‘Corcholatas’ Begin Campaign Posturing

OPINION By MARK LORENZANA Veteran Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos, in an article for the now-defunct U.S. political and opinion website Splinter, wrote about the curious Mexican political custom of “el dedazo,” which, when translated roughly, means “to point a finger.” “As a young man, I was obsessed with the political phenomenon of ‘el dedazo’ in Mexico. It didn’t make sense

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