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2010-06-23 17:02:00

MEXICO CITY, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, addressed 150 of the capital's business elite, as he inaugurated the first annual Mexico City: Investment Capital Forum, an event held in partnership with the country's leading business daily, El Economista. Ebrard said Mexico City remains the country's leading foreign investment magnet, attracting 66% of Mexico's total direct foreign investment. Ebrard said the city offers attractive business...

2006-08-31 22:36:04

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's leftist opposition leader acknowledges a court will soon declare his conservative rival Felipe Calderon president-elect even though he believes the July 2 election was fraudulent, an aide said on Thursday. Mexico's top electoral tribunal this week rejected most of leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's claims of vote fraud, almost guaranteeing Calderon the presidency. Manuel Camacho Solis, one of Lopez Obrador's top advisers,...

2006-08-12 18:45:47

By Kieran Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hundreds of leftists, claiming fraud in Mexico's presidential election, spread their protests out from the capital on Saturday by occupying major highways to stop the government from collecting toll fees. It was an escalation of protests that have so far centered on Mexico City, and organizers vowed even more in coming days. "We have to toughen up the campaign. It is going to be spread across the country because this is a national problem,"...

2006-08-12 14:37:17

By Kieran Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hundreds of leftists, claiming fraud in Mexico's presidential election, spread their protests out from the capital on Saturday by occupying major highways to stop the government from collecting toll fees. It was an escalation of protests that have so far centered on Mexico City, and organizers vowed even more in coming days. "We have to toughen up the campaign. It is going to be spread across the country because this is a national problem,"...

2006-08-11 13:38:26

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Leftist demonstrators claiming electoral fraud blocked access to Mexico's main tax office on Friday, hitting the government in the pocket for backing conservative presidential vote winner Felipe Calderon. Several thousand protesters waving banners in support of leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador surrounded the building, run by the Finance Ministry, and prevented employees from entering. Leftists have targeted banks and highway...

2006-08-09 02:21:10

By Kieran Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - After a month of huge street protests, the battle for power in Mexico goes back to the ballot box on Wednesday with a partial recount of votes in a tight presidential election that has split the country. The top electoral court ordered all the votes counted again at 9 percent of polling stations in a bid to clear up fraud allegations and calm a political crisis that has shaken Mexico's young democracy. Starting on Wednesday morning, judges,...

2006-08-05 12:55:47

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's top electoral court ordered only a partial recount on Saturday in a presidential election fiercely contested by a leftist candidate who has threatened mass protests unless all votes are counted again. The seven judges of the electoral court ordered votes recounted at just 11,839 of the almost 130,500 voting stations across the country. Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has demanded a recount of all the more than 41...

2006-07-30 22:58:24

By Kieran Murray and Cyntia Barrera MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A fiery leftist who says he was robbed of victory in Mexico's presidential election set up protest camps to paralyze the heart of the capital on Sunday after leading hundreds of thousands of supporters in demanding a vote recount. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would join activists in living day and night at the camps in the vast Zocalo square and on main roads running through the city center until Mexico's electoral...

2006-07-30 18:37:25

By Kieran Murray and Cyntia Barrera MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A fiery leftist who says he was robbed of victory in Mexico's presidential election set up protest camps to paralyze the heart of the capital on Sunday after hundreds of thousands of people marched to demand a vote recount. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he would join supporters in living day and night at the camps in the Zocalo square and on main roads running through the city center until Mexico's electoral court orders...

2006-07-30 12:09:33

By Cyntia Barrera MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A massive crowd marched through Mexico City on Sunday to back a leftist who claims he was robbed of victory in a fiercely contested presidential election and is demanding a vote-by-vote recount. At least 100,000 protesters swarmed toward the central Zocalo, one of the world's largest squares, where Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was to rally his supporters for a campaign of civil disobedience. "Lopez Obrador, hold on, the people are rising up,"...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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