The Mexican general election will be held on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Citizens will elect a new president to serve a six-year term, replacing President Felipe Calderón. Fronteras Desk journalists Michel Marizco, Jill Replogle and Peter O'Dowd reported along the border on the election and the impact it will have on the U.S.
Before The Ballot
The Mexican border town of Agua Prieta is electing a new mayor. Two women are running for the job for the first time in the town’s history. On a national stage, another woman is making a historic bid in Mexican politics.
The violence in Mexico caused by the ongoing war among rival drug cartels could influence the country's upcoming presidential elections. One Texas border artist brings the scenes of this war — and the pain that accompanies it — to life.
Only a small fraction of Mexican citizens living in the U.S. signed up to vote in their home country’s July presidential election, according to figures released on Friday. Registration barriers and apathy could be to blame.