Archive: August 27, 2006 - September 02, 2006

Fox's Farewell Address -- Bring in the Troops

It was supposed to be his grand farewell, a moment to bask in high popularity ratings and a strengthened economy. But outgoing President Vicente Fox faces a bitter -- potentially violent -- showdown tonight, uncertain whether he will be able to actually deliver his final state of the nation...

By washingtonpost.com | September 1, 2006; 4:51 PM ET | Comments (261) | TrackBack (0)

Antojitos: Fox's Chopping Block

In the "picture worth 1,000 words" category, El Universal cartoonist Carreno has brilliantly captured the bind President Vicente Fox finds himself ahead of tonight's state of the nation address....

By washingtonpost.com | September 1, 2006; 3:57 PM ET | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

And the Winner Is...

It's almost over -- and the news looks very good for Felipe Calderón, who in all likelihood will soon be addressed as Señor Presidente. Mexico's contested presidential election moved a giant step closer to finality late Monday, when a special election court rejected a litany of complaints by runner-up...

By washingtonpost.com | August 29, 2006; 12:03 PM ET | Comments (106) | TrackBack (0)

From The Post: Court Rejects Fraud Claims

Mexico's electoral tribunal rejected nearly all of the fraud claims by presidential runner-up Andrés Manuel López Obrador, saying that a partial recount will not change the outcome of the July 2 presidential election. The court did not officially declare a winner, but few expect the final outcome to change. López...

By washingtonpost.com | August 29, 2006; 8:47 AM ET | Comments (9) | TrackBack (0)

From The Post: Cardinal and the 'Crazies'

The continuing fight over Mexico's presidential election has crossed into sensitive territory. The Post's Manuel Roig-Franzia reports on the mixing of religion and politics in Mexico, as Catholic leaders such as Cardinal Norberto Rivera take a stand. The demonstrators wrapped in sleeping bags in the Zocalo clearly have no plans...

By washingtonpost.com | August 28, 2006; 8:35 AM ET | Comments (92) | TrackBack (0)

 

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