Monthly Archives: June 2015

Young, independent candidate secures stunning political victory

With no party backing, very little funding and nothing in the way of political experience, Pedro Kumamoto’s candidacy for the Jalisco Congress seemed nothing more than a symbolic gesture. Yet the 25-year-old independent has stunned the political establishment by winning … Continue reading

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How the talking dead helped forge modern Mexico

It is an inconvenient truth for Mexican historians that the “Father of the Revolution” Francisco I. Madero, kept in regular contact with spirits of the dead. Yet Madero, who served as president from 1911 until his assassination less than two years … Continue reading

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Jalisco’s ‘conservative’ image in question after unforeseen Citizen’s Movement landslide

The adjective “conservative” is commonly applied to Jalisco by journalists looking for a quick way to summarize its culture. Few can deny that the description is apt, especially when compared to “liberal” Mexico City, which has legalized abortion and gay … Continue reading

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