Voices of Mexico no. 99

Our Voice

This issue was prepared during Mexico’s midterm election campaigns, when President Enrique Peña Nieto found himself with a tattered image and an approval rating of only 32 percent, the lowest in decades for a president midterm, according to bbc World.
The president’s party, the Party of the Institutionalized Revolution, dropped 10 points in the balloting compared to the 2012 elections, with 29 percent of the votes, although it continued to be the country’s largest political force. Its wins came in Mexico’s poorest regions, the most populated states, and even those marked by violence. It is interesting to note that the number of votes exceeded predictions: 47 percent of registered voters went to the polls. In addition, some independent candidates came out on top, outstanding among whom was Jaime “Bronco” Rodríguez Calderón, who won the governor’s seat in Nuevo León. This state is a leader in northern Mexico since its economic development is very positive, positioning it as one of the five states with the most foreign direct investment due to its links with the U.S. economy.



The Splendor of Mexico

The Satellite City Towers
Icon, Indicator, and Symbol

Ana Cecilia Terrazas


Anonymous Hands, All of Our Souls
Teresa Jiménez

In Memoriam

The Invention of the Possible

Rosa Beltrán

Collage of Memories
Leñero: How I Learned to Write

Felipe Garrido

Giving Voice to Those Without One
Ignacio Solares

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