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May. 29, 2012

Tuesday on Worldview:

Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is likely to make a comeback when the country holds elections in July. The PRI had dominated the country’s politics for more than 70 years but was swept out of government in 2000. In a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, John Ackerman wrote that their re-election would have “disastrous consequences for North America.” Worldview talks with Ackerman, a law professor at the Institute for Legal Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Then, Father Alejandro Solalinde is an outspoken Mexican priest who runs the Hermanos en el Camino shelter for migrants in southern Mexico. He fled the country after receiving death threats. Solalinde tells Worldview why he was forced to leave – and why he plans to return this summer.