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Surrealist painter Carrington a big draw in capital

The phantasmagorical works of surrealist British/Mexican artist Leonora Carrington – known for her haunting, autobiographical paintings that incorporate images of sorcery, metamorphosis, alchemy and the occult – are being featured in a splendid retrospective housed in Mexico City’s Museo de Arte Moderno until September 23.

A wind of change blows through Mexico

Most Mexicans thought Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had blown his chance of ever becoming the nation’s president when he finished runner-up in the 2012 election.

A violent election season ends

Mexico goes to the polls Sunday, July 1 to elect a new president, nine governors, 128 senators (32 by proportional representation), 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies (200 by proportional representation), plus a slew of state and municipal officers around the country.

Is the race already won?

The momentum is clearly with left-of-center candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is increasing his lead over his rivals in the presidential race, polls suggest.