San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, located in the heart of the country.
Lorenzo Gonzalez is a campesino and organizer in San Miguel for PAN.
A devoutly Catholic nation, the power of faith can be intoxicating.
Cross to Bear
PAN or Partido Accion Nacional, is Mexico's political right party.
Taking it to the Streets
Parties drum up support via massive rallies that function as parades.
Arguably Mexico's most vital cultural symbol, the Virgin of Guadalupe is omnipresent, pictured here inside the local campaign office of the Mexican political right party, PAN.
The PRI party controlled Mexico politically for over 70 years, the elections of 2012 in many ways marked a return to power for PRI, as the party's presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto won the election.
Don Lencho, a PAN activist, exemplifies Mexico's rural poor. He subsists as a farmer but his conservative social beliefs direct his political leanings.
The PAN party's slogan is "3 M's": Miguel Márquez Márquez -- the name of the eventual winner for governorship of the state of Guanajuato.
An uncertain future lies ahead as Mexico slides back under the thumb of PRI.
A billboard for Enrique Peña Nieto reaches into the sky in Mexico City as seen from the air on election day, July 1, 2012.
Polling stations are outside on the streets alongside food vendors in Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, one of the poorer sections of Mexico City.
Voters thumbs are marked after they have cast their ballots. In the elections 6 years ago, Mexico City was paralyzed by protests for months after Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the political left candidate, refused to cede the election.
Electoral observers are sent by the PRI to monitor the polls.
Despite losing the capital, PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto is the eventual winner in the race for the Mexican presidency.
The day following the elections, protestors display a banner linking President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto to his loathed PRI predecessor, Carlos Salinas.
Thousands of citizens fill the streets the day following the vote.
As protests unravel, vandalism proliferates on the streets. Ire is fueled by reports of gift cards given to supporters of the PRI party in order to buy votes.
The Zócalo, Mexico's national cathedral, is reflected in the late light of the day as civil unrest settles post-election.