Jun 19, 2012

Mexican immigrants following homeland's presidential race

latimes.com: Tens of thousands of Mexicans living abroad are voting by mail in the July 1 election — a race being closely watched as Mexico confronts soaring violence.
Ramiro Romero owns an auto upholstery business in Lynwood, has sent three children to college and is a first-time voter in a country in which he hasn't lived for more than 30 years: Mexico.

"As a mexicano, we haven't lost our roots, our culture, and that makes voting a civic necessity," Romero, 56, said one morning at his bustling workshop on Atlantic Avenue.

"We want a prosperous Mexico. We want a Mexico that's not in the top ranks for violence but in the top ranks for its economy, so we won't have to go looking for opportunities to other countries." Read more.

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