2016 Election Preview – by Michael Lettieri (TBI)

This Sunday, June 5, thirteen Mexican states will hold local elections. Many of these elections occur against the backdrop of increasing violence and political corruption. According to Semaforo Delictivo, seven of these states are experiencing increasing homicides (Aguascalientes, Baja California, Continue reading

“Dirty War” Between Candidates for Governor Intensifies in Veracruz – by Noé Zavaleta (Proceso)

~ This article was originally published by Proceso on May 17, 2016 ~   Translator’s Note — Tensions are running high — again — in the state of Veracruz. Elections for governor and 50 state legislators take place on June Continue reading

When a Politician Becomes a Celebrity – by Isaí Lara Bermúdez (Semanario Zeta)

~ This article was originally published by Semanario Zeta on October 6, 2015 ~   Jaime Rodríguez, “El Bronco” seized the spotlight when he became the first independent gubernatorial candidate to triumph in an election. Since then, he has traveled Continue reading

Hooded Men Attack University of Veracruz Students – by Rosalía Hernández (AVC Noticias)

~ This article was originally published by AVC Noticias on June 5, 2015 ~ In Xalapa, Veracruz, on June 5, 2015, photojournalist Rubén Espinosa documented a vicious attack on eight students from the Universidad Veracruzana. A day later, on June Continue reading