• Violence in 2 states as Mexico votes in midterm elections


    MEXICO CITY: Masked assailants Sunday blocked access to voter precincts and burned ballot boxes in more than a dozen towns in the southern states of Oaxaca and Guerrero as voting in tense midterm elections elsewhere proceeded with only minor disruption. Thousands of soldiers and federal police patrolled Oaxaca and Guerrero, and the neighboring impoverished states of Chiapas and Michoacan, hotbeds of grievances against the government and Mexico’s electoral system. Polling firms said the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party of President Enrique Pena Nieto is likely to retain control of Congress with the support of two allied parties.



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