Feature

Suspicion confirmed

The week's news at a glance.

Mexico City

Former Mexican president Miguel de la Madrid has confirmed what rivals long suspected: His political party stole the 1988 election that put Carlos Salinas Gortari in power. Salinas was the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which ruled the country for 71 years. Early election results in the capital indicated that Salinas was getting trounced by the opposition candidate, Cuauhtemoc Cardenas. “I felt like a bucket of ice water had fallen on me,” de la Madrid wrote in an excerpt from his memoirs, published this week in the newspaper Reforma. To beat Cardenas to the punch, the ruling party quickly declared its candidate the winner. Three years later, lawmakers ordered the ballots burned.

Recommended

Good riddance, Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel.
Samuel Goldman

Good riddance, Angela Merkel

China may have just 'strengthened its bargaining position' through 'hostage diplomacy'
Meng Wanzhou.
a win for beijing?

China may have just 'strengthened its bargaining position' through 'hostage diplomacy'

Taliban foot soldiers warned against taking selfies with leaders because of security concerns
Taliban fighters.
put the phones away

Taliban foot soldiers warned against taking selfies with leaders because of security concerns

Just how much are 2020 U.S. election conspiracies affecting Germany's own vote?
AFD campaign event in Germany.
American influence?

Just how much are 2020 U.S. election conspiracies affecting Germany's own vote?

Most Popular

Jimmy Fallon and Nicole Kidman almost make it through interview without awkwardness
Jimmy Fallon and Nicole Kidman
Last Night on Late Night

Jimmy Fallon and Nicole Kidman almost make it through interview without awkwardness

Democrats are governing like Republicans
A donkey.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

Democrats are governing like Republicans

7 cartoons about America's vaccine fights
Editorial Cartoon.
Feature

7 cartoons about America's vaccine fights