The World Begins Anew: Zapatistas Demonstrate Against the Resurrected PRI

By: Saturday December 22, 2012 4:50 am

Yesterday, the world’s tinfoil fringe thanked its various deities for the fact that their gross misunderstanding of the Mayan belief system did not in fact bring the world to an end. In Mexico itself, meanwhile, tens of thousands of people acknowledged a much more worldly significance to the date: the eve of the anniversary of [...]

Protests Erupted Into Street Battles During Inauguration of Mexico’s President Peña Nieto (Video)

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 2:45 pm

Mexico’s new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, took office last Saturday in a day of inaugural festivities punctuated by violent clashes between police and protesters in the streets beyond the steel wall erected to shield the Legislative Palace from anticipated unrest. Hundreds of protesters smashed windows of stores and banks in Mexico City and threw Molotov cocktails over [...]

Mexican President-elect Bracing for Civil Unrest During Inauguration

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 6:22 pm

Mexico’s President-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto, has directed police to build barricades around the San Lázaro Legislative Palace in advance of his December 1 inauguration there, in case of civil unrest. In July, Peña Nieto, the candidate of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, won the presidential election against his left-wing opponent, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, by 6.6 [...]

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