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The rise of Morena (in red) in Mexico.
Mexico

The rise of Morena: In one decade, the political party has wiped the PRI from Mexico’s electoral map

The polls are predicting that President López Obrador’s party will win the gubernatorial election in the state of Mexico, which is made up of the areas that surround the capital. If the Institutional Revolutionary Party were to be be defeated after its 94-year-long hold over the governorship, this would be a major victory for the young political movement

A torched vehicle in Agua Amarga, in the Coatepec Harinas municipality. Locals set it on fire to denounce the kidnapping of a community representative, on May 18, 2023.
Mexico

In the areas surrounding Mexico City, clashes between La Familia Michoacana and the Jalisco Cartel are taking a toll

The state of Mexico – known as ‘Edomex’ to distinguish it from the name of the whole country – is not only the site of an electoral battle between the Morena party and the historic PRI. Two large cartels and some 30 local criminal groups are fighting over illegal businesses, terrorizing the marginalized population in the process

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