Mexico’s PRI opens campaign office in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times, 5/30/2012

The office, opened Thursday at a Mexico-themed mall in this suburb, is an unofficial headquarters for the party in Southern California and represents a shift both for the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and for the increasingly influential communities of Los Angeles-area immigrants from various regions of Mexico.

The PRI for many years resisted reforms that would have given Mexicans abroad the right to vote. Their new presence in Southern California also reflects a change in the party’s ideals and shows that the “new PRI” will pay attention to migrants’ needs, activists said.

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