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INE March Sparks International Support, Much to AMLO’s Chagrin

OPINION By KELIN DILLON After hundreds of thousands of people marched the streets of Mexico City on Sunday, Nov. 13,  in protest of constitutional reforms proposed by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) to Mexico’s autonomous electoral organization, the National Electoral Institute (INE), the impact of the massive citizen turnout has reverberated throughout the country and across the world

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Transport Groups Snarl Mexico City Traffic in Bid for Fare Increase

By MARK LORENZANA Transport carriers in Mexico City, led by the Broad Carrier Force or Fuerza Amplia de Transportes (FAT), put up blockades at various points in the metropolis Thursday, June 2, as they demanded an increase to the current minimum fare of 5 pesos. The transport protest, which began at approximately 7:30 a.m., affected almost 20 main roads in

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Women’s March Takes Mexico City on International Women’s Day

  By KELIN DILLON More than 75,000 women took to the streets of Mexico City in protest of violence against women on Tuesday, March 8 – International Women’s Day – in what’s become a requisite march for the country’s feminists on the global holiday, commonly known in the nation as ‘8M’. While government officials like Mexican President Andrés Manuel López

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Mayoral Protest in Mexico City Turns Violent

By KELIN DILLON Eight elected borough mayors from Union of Mayors of Mexico City (UNE-CDMX), all of which come from parties opposing current head of Mexico City Claudia Sheinbaum’s own leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena), were beaten and attacked by city police after they approached the capital’s local congress on the morning of Monday, Aug. 30. Mayor-elect of Álvaro Obregón

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Morena in Disarray Prior to Midterms

By RICARDO CASTILLO A mystery shadow is lingering over the future performance of Mexico’s currently leading political party, the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), in the 2021 midterm elections. Keep in mind that on Wednesday, Sept. 9, the National Electoral Institute (INE) will notify all political parties in Mexico to get their candidates for office on line to be sworn in

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Political Birds of Combat Engage

By RICARDO CASTILLO Pick your fighting cock and make your wagers because the birds of combat are about to engage here in Mexico. Actually, the kind of birds of combat I am talking about are engaged. Still, make your pick. The political battle really began over a month ago, when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) disclosed the existence

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