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Claudia Sheinbaum, the leading candidate for mayor of Mexico City and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the frontrunner for president, attend the final event of the 2018 campaign in Mexico City on Wednesday. "Just because I might look like a skinny scientist doesn't mean I'm not going to crack down on crime here. I will," she told a crowd recently. Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images hide caption

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In Mexico's Elections, Women Are Running In Unprecedented Numbers

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Police drive through Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico state. Brett Gundlock/Boreal Collective hide caption

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Working The Night Shift For Mexico City's Bloody Crime Tabloids

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Mexicans Go To The Polls On Sunday To Elect A President

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Crowds descend on the town square outside the historic Santo Domingo de Guzmán Catholic Church in Oaxaca City, the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico, for an annual festival to celebrate James the Apostle, patron saint of the town of Niltepec. Surrounding this bucolic scene was a different story: It was teacher's strike season – the bane of Oaxaca's restaurateurs. Gustavo Arellano/for NPR hide caption

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There Are Many Reasons Why Central Americans Flee To The U.S.

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A hearse carrying the body of slain mayoral candidate Fernando Ángeles Juárez drives to a burial site last week in Ocampo, Mexico. Raul Tinoco/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Department of Homeland Security bus pulled up outside Annunciation House, a shelter for migrants and refugees in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday. Parents filed off and walked into the shelter, some exposing their GPS ankle monitors. Mallory Falk/KRWG hide caption

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Call A 1-800 Number And Wait: Migrant Parents Search For Their Children

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News Brief: President Trump's Immigration Approach

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The train known as "The Beast" passes by the Sagrada Familia shelter in Apizaco, Mexico. For many migrants, the train is the next step in their journey north. Alejandro Cegarra for NPR hide caption

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Migrants Are Stuck In Mexico With Violence Back Home And 'Zero Tolerance' In The U.S.

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Diego Luna attends the Hollywood premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Dec. 10, 2016. Luna lives in Mexico City and, as a political activist, he sees himself as someone who has a voice on both sides of the border. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Actor Diego Luna On The 'Awakening' Around Mexico's Presidential Election

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Albino Quiroz Sandoval is seen at age 10 (bottom right) with relatives including his parents and brother. Now in his 70s, he has been missing for more than a year. Alejandra Rajal for NPR hide caption

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Last Year, A Retired Mexican Schoolteacher Vanished. His Family Still Seeks Answers

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