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New Governor of Puebla Named by AMLO

PULSE NEWS MEXICO Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) on Wednesday, Dec. 14, named Sergio Céspedes Peregrina as the new substitute governor of the central state of Puebla. Céspedes Peregrina replaces Miguel Barbosa, who died suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 13, just one day before he was due to present his fourth annual State of the State Address. Céspedes Peregrina

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Thieves Steal Water in Nuevo León amid Worsening Drought

By MARK LORENZANA As an extreme drought grips Nuevo León, a state in the northeast region of Mexico — making water increasingly scarce — thieves have resorted to illegally tapping the biggest water reservoir in the state, El Cuchillo Dam. The water crisis in Nuevo León has worsened in the last six months that its state government, headed by Governor Samuel García, has

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Judge Orders House Arrest for Former Nuevo León Governor

By MARK LORENZANA Mexican Judge Bárbara Melissa Gómez on Saturday, June 11, removed former Nuevo León governor and presidential candidate Jaime “El Bronco” Rodríguez Calderón from preventive detention and placed him under house arrest. Rodríguez Calderón will now face the two current criminal proceedings against him at home and will not be brought back to the prison in Apodaca, Nuevo

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Mexico’s Electoral Weekend Ends with Controversy

By KELIN DILLON Following Mexico’s Sunday, June 5, elections, held throughout the states of ​​Aguascalientes, Durango, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, and Tamaulipas, there have been at least 59 complaints filed with the Electoral Crimes Prosecutor’s Office (Fisel) throughout the entire electoral process and a pending judicial appeal surrounding the results in Tamaulipas, showing Mexico’s well-documented electoral issues still persist. The

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Aureoles Conejo: Chronicle of a Political Suicide Foretold

By JESSICA GUERRERO MORELIA, Michoacán — Just three weeks before Michoacán Governor Silvano Aureoles Conejo is due to end his six-year term of office, the western Mexican state is rife with social tensions and rampant violence that threaten to embroil the once-rising political star in a scandal that could bury his future ambitions permanently. Aureoles Conejo, who at the beginning

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