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Mexico's ruling party, others caught in old tricks

Mexico's ruling party, others caught in old tricks

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Corruption scandals, fugitive governors and reports of intimidation reflect what many Mexicans perceive as a return by the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party to its old tricks.

And that a view that has the PRI fighting for its life in gubernatorial elections in some of its last bastions — Mexico State adjacent to the capital and the northern state of Coahuila.

Several former PRI governors are in jail, on the lam or under investigation for corruption, the party is reeling and President Enrique Pena Nieto's unpopularity has hit record low.