Mexican presidential election

4:27pm

Tue June 19, 2012
Politics

Americans watch Mexico closely on election day

Gerardo Ritz runs a produce company that operates in the U.S. and Mexico. He'll be voting for Mexico's next president July 1.
Photo by Peter O'Dowd

Standing on the edge of an unfinished railroad bridge outside of Brownsville, Texas, businessman John Wood can see across the Rio Grande into Mexico.

"We are tied together," Wood said of the two countries. "It's kind of like an umbilical cord."

The rail line will connect Brownsville with Matamoros, Mexico, when completed. It's the first of its kind to connect the countries in a century.

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