Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who lost last year’s presidential election to Enrique Pena Nieto and led protests this week against his energy overhaul, was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack today.
Enrique Pena Nieto, the presidential candidate of Mexico’s once-dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party, goes into this weekend’s televised debate with a 16-point lead in the polls after shrugging off early campaign gaffes.
A U.S. philanthropic group postponed an event for business leaders in Mexico City, where it planned to host President Enrique Pena Nieto and the U.S. ambassador, amid mounting protests against the government’s education plan.
A key Mexican opposition party unveiled its counter proposal to President Enrique Pena Nieto’s plan to modernize state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, rejecting changes to the constitution to attract private investment.
For Pedro Hernandez, a striking elementary-school teacher from the southern state of Oaxaca, his union’s protests disrupting Mexico’s capital aren’t just about education. They’re about stopping President Enrique Pena Nieto.
Mexico’s peso fell to its weakest since 2009, triggering an intervention from the central bank, after a poll showed gains by a presidential candidate who favors increased public spending and disappointing U.S. jobs reports.
Enrique Pena Nieto rode a wave of discontent with Mexico’s ruling party to win the presidency. Now he must master his own party and a divided legislature to deliver on pledges to reduce drug violence, boost wages and break a state monopoly on oil.
Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he isn’t satisfied with the partial recount of ballots that confirmed Enrique Pena Nieto’s July 1 victory and is deciding day by day how to protest the result.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was opposed by Mexico’s business community in 2006 when he lost the presidential election by less than a percentage point. He’s trying to claw his way back into contention in this year’s race by wooing his old critics.