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AMLO’s Son Accuses Senator, Journalist of Harassment

By MARK LORENZANA José Ramón López Beltrán, eldest son of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), warned Senator Xóchitl Gálvez of the conservative National Action Party (PAN) that he would take legal action against the legislator for “invading the property of others” and “not respecting” his “right to privacy.” “I reserve the right to take any legal action against

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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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Democracy in Mexico Continues to Erode under AMLO

OPINION By MARK LORENZANA The word democracy is a combination of two Greek words: demos, which means “people” and kratos, which means “rule.” The ancient Greeks, after all, are credited with inventing democracy as a form of government. In Mexico, though, “the rule of the people” has been steadily replaced by the rule of one man — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).

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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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Biden to Name Salazar as Ambassador to Mexico

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF U.S. President Joe Biden will nominate former Secretary of the Interior and Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as ambassador to Mexico, the White House announced Tuesday, June 15. Salazar’s nomination comes at a time when the Biden administration is struggling with a surging influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico board, as well as bilateral disagreements

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