13.09.2018 - 12:20 [ teleSUR ]

Indigenous Wixarika Leader and Activist Murdered in Mexico

The Indigenous Wixarika Marakame, spiritual leader and community security council member Margarito Diaz Gonzalez has been murdered in his home in Aguamilpa, Nayarit, western Mexico.
People close to Diaz Gonzalez said he was at home with his wife when someone knocked on the door on Saturday. He was then shot in the face as he opened it. Despite being an important figure in his community, both in spiritual and political terms, the police didn’t open an investigation. It wasn’t until his funeral on Tuesday that the news emerged, putting pressure on the government.

26.07.2018 - 18:11 [ teleSUR ]

Mexico: 43 Ayotzinapa Families Call On AMLO To Meet Lawyers

Families of the 43 disappeared Ayotzinapa students held a press conference on Wednesday asking that the Supreme Court work impartially in their case and calling on President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) to meet with their lawyers to bring justice to the Iguala case. „We are afraid that the president will fold like the court, denying the request to create a special commission to investigate,“ the families said.

02.07.2018 - 02:07 [ teleSUR ]

Vote Buying, Fraud Rears Its Face Once again in Mexico Election

A group of 60 social organizations known together as Citizen Action Against Poverty (ACFP), reported the price for vote buying skyrocketed from US$25 in May up to US$500 ($10,000 Mexican pesos) a couple of days before Sunday’s election.

Voters are also offered provision boxes, household appliances, electronic wallets, construction materials, or are receiving threats about losing their jobs or social benefits if such candidate loses.

01.07.2018 - 23:36 [ teleSUR ]

Mexico Decides: Live Updates, Results from Mexico’s 2018 General Elections

The 2018 electoral season has been one of the country’s deadliest. Since campaigns kicked off in September, 133 politicians have been killed.

Mexicans head to the polls Sunday in what is being billed as the biggest elections in the country’s history. More than 18,000 government posts are up for grabs in Sunday’s (July 01) vote, ranging from local governments to the presidency.

01.07.2018 - 14:21 [ teleSUR ]

Mexico Battles Fraud, Ballot Thefts On Eve Of Elections

On the eve of Mexico’s July 1 elections, fraud continues to take center-stage with two more batches of ballot boxes stolen from delivery trucks destined for parts of Oaxaca and the Chiapas, the State Electoral and Citizen Participation Institute (IEPC) reported Saturday.

19.06.2018 - 18:36 [ teleSUR ]

Another Mexican Candidate Killed: Jesus Nolasco of Morena

Since September 2017 at least 114 candidates running in the July 1 Mexican elections have been killed, making it the bloodiest election campaign in Mexico’s modern history, and it’s only getting worse in the electoral run-up. Michael Lettieri, a Senior Research Fellow for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs said: „The risk going forward is that there will be reluctance to participate in local politics because it has become so dangerous.“

13.05.2018 - 01:32 [ teleSUR ]

Mexico: AMLO Rails Against Privatization, Government Corruption

Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has promised voters that if elected, his agenda would not include policies promoting the privatization of water, healthcare, and other essential public services. The commitment was given during a tour of the municipalities of Pánuco, Tantoyuca, and Tuxpan Thursday.

29.03.2018 - 22:35 [ teleSUR ]

Mexico: Oscar Winners Join Call for Return of Three Missing Film Students

Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki have joined the call for the safe return of three film students, who have been missing since March 19.

In an open letter, sent to Jalisco’s governor Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval, the Academy Award-winning director Cuaron, cinematographer Lubezki and other prominent figures of Mexican cinema demanded the government find Javier Salomon Aceves, Daniel Diaz, and Marcos Avalos alive and “take legal action against those involved in the kidnapping and sentence them according to the law.”