Mexico: Day of Fury on the Rio Grande

Day of Fury on the Rio Grande

The uproar caused by blatant voting irregularities in Mexico's largest state, Chihuahua, reached all the way to the Rio Grande last week. A crowd of 5,000 Mexicans staged a 24-hr. protest on the Bridge of the Americas, the heavily traveled border crossing that separates Chihuahua's main city, Ciudad Juarez, from El Paso. They demanded that the official results of the July 6 elections for governor, state legislature and mayoral seats be nullified. The demonstration caused long delays for the estimated 600 semitrailers that cross the bridge daily.

The blockade was the latest outpouring of public rage in Chihuahua, where candidates of...

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