Mexicans will go to the polls in fourteen states this weekend after mounting drug-related violence made this campaign the bloodiest since 1994, posing a threat to the country’s democracy and adding to investor risk.
Allies of Mexican President Felipe Calderon did better than polls had forecast in gubernatorial elections yesterday, halting the main opposition party’s momentum before presidential elections are held in 2012.
Mexican prosecutors said they have suspended the probe into the disappearance of a former senator and presidential candidate after the politician’s family members said authorities should step back as they negotiate his return.
Just before sunset on April 10, 2006, a DC-9 jet landed at the international airport in the port city of Ciudad del Carmen, 500 miles east of Mexico City. As soldiers on the ground approached the plane, the crew tried to shoo them away, saying there was a dangerous oil leak. So the troops grew suspicious and searched the jet.