Mexico Institute in the News: Like U.S., Mexico faces contentious presidential election
Scripps News, January 25, 2012; Independent Mail, the Prospector, January 26, 2012; La Prensa San Diego, January 27, 2012; El Paso, Inc, January 30, 2012
"It will be interesting to see what PRI is really proposing that will be different from PAN on two major issues... One is how do you increase personal income, and how do you reduce violence, therefore increase personal security."
"They were critical in urging ordinary Mexicans to vote, both in 1994 and in 2000... The church plays two roles. It has always been a critic of neo-liberalism... There is an agreement on human rights. They would stand up for human rights, and they actually practiced this in the '90s. ... What is interesting to me is they haven't been outspoken as they have been. Only a few selective bishops have made very clear statements."