Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI)
- Homepage: http://www.pri.org.mx/
December 2006: 'Mexican capitalists, the big ones, were protected by the old PRI system, and Fox didn't touch that,' said Marifeli Pérez-Stable, an analyst with the Washington-based Inter-American Dialogue, referring to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which lost power in 2000.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/01/AR2006120100164.html
January 2006: Since the old corrupt single-party regime was toppled in the 2000 elections, support for Marcos and the Zapatista Liberation Army has waned somewhat here. The Fox government has poured more money into schools and antipoverty programs, while keeping a heavy military presence in the region. In the meantime, Congress has rejected some accords with the rebels that would have given Indian communities greater autonomy.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/06/international/americas/06mexico.html
August 2004: In many ways, Mexican news media have come a long way since the long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, began loosening its grip on most facets of Mexican life more than a decade ago. State-owned television and radio stations have been privatized, and newspapers have modernized. Some news outlets that were once government mouthpieces are now more independent, especially those in the northern border states.http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mexpress30aug30,1,1460524.story
July 2002: Party which controlled Mexico for 70+ years until the election of Vincente Fox in 2000. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/02/international/americas/02PEME.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Member (past or present) Carlos Romero Deschamps Person Member (past or present) President Enrique Pena Nieto Person Jun 1, 2013
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Dec 02, 2006 New President Takes Helm of Divided Mexico: Calderón Sworn In As Opponents Jeer
QUOTE: The nation's top electoral court found no evidence to support allegations of widespread fraud and rejected López Obrador's calls for a vote-by-vote recount, instead certifying Calderón the winner after a recount of about 9 percent of returns. That left a bitter taste among some Mexican voters...
Washington Post Jan 06, 2006 San Cristóbal Journal: A Masked Marxist on the Stump
QUOTE: ...a six-month national tour led by the man known as Subcommander Marcos has all the earmarks of a run-of-the-mill campaign for political office: slogans, chants, partisan songs, rallies large and small....Marcos, a captivating speaker who now calls himself Delegate Zero, even has a stump speech of sorts, in which he blames "savage capitalism" and the sins of the rich for everything from gay-baiting to racism to domestic violence.
New York Times Aug 30, 2004 For Good Press, Slip 'Em Pesos: In Mexico, candidates and officials often pay hefty sums for positive news coverage. Much of the cash comes out of public funds.
QUOTE: In many ways, Mexican news media have come a long way since the long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, began loosening its grip on most facets of Mexican life more than a decade ago....But candidates and government officials from Chihuahua and Veracruz states, from Oaxaca and Nuevo Leon, say that many old corrupt practices, such as the convenio, remain in place. They say they have no choice but to enter into the deals with owners of local media or watch their careers or candidacies suffer from negative news coverage or neglect.
Los Angeles Times Jul 15, 2004 Ex-Leader of Mexico May Be Prosecuted: Probe Centers on 1971 Student Massacre
QUOTE: A special prosecutor appointed by President Vicente Fox said he would decide in the next 10 days whether to bring criminal charges against former president Luis Echeverria involving a 1971 massacre in which security forces killed at least 30 young protesters in Mexico City.
Washington Post Jun 30, 2003 Apathetic Voters Seem Likely to Prolong Mexican Stalemate
QUOTE: The PRI still holds a plurality in the Senate and the lower House of Congress, and it has stymied Mr. Fox's proposals for changing Mexico at almost every turn....Mexico has the world's toughest term limits: no one at the federal level can be re-elected, not members of Congress, senators or presidents.
New York Times Jun 09, 2003 Malnutrition Blights Mexico's Young
QUOTE: Despite significant social advances in Mexico and an overall improvement in nutrition, two million children under the age of 5 are chronically malnourished, a number that has not changed in 30 years...
Washington Post Jul 02, 2002 Mexican Corruption Suspect Surrenders to U.S. in Houston
QUOTE: charges that [Rogelio Montemayor Seguy] he approved over $200 million in questionable payments [from Pemex]....funneled through the union to the presidential campaign of Francisco Labastida Ochoa, the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI
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