Mexico's Presidential Election

Mexico's Presidential Election

Diane and her guests discuss how the results of Mexico's presidential election will impact the drug wars, the country's changing economic picture and U.S.-Mexico relations.

Mexicans went to the polls yesterday to choose a new president. The official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto. A win for the former governor of the state of Mexico marks a return to power for the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Known as the PRI, it controlled Mexico's presidency for more than 70 years until the election of Vicente Fox in 2000. Some fear the PRI’s re-emergence will bring a return of corruption and patronage to national politics. Issues facing the new president include a continuing drug war and sputtering economy. Diane and her guests discuss the outcome of the Mexico presidential election.

Guests

Jo Tuckman

Mexico-based foreign correspondent, reports for The Guardian and other publications, author of "Mexico: Democracy Interrupted."

Eric Olson

senior adviser on US-Mexico Security for the Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute.

Arturo Valenzuela

Professor of Government at Georgetown University, former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs

Francisco Gonzalez

the Riordan Roett Chair in Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins' graduate school, SAIS, in Washington D.C.

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