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Mexico: Election Too Close to Call
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2006, 08:54:14 PM »
Well, let the uprising begin then. An "Orange Revolution" on their doorstep would be a nice slap in the face for the Bush administration.
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Mexico: Election Too Close to Call
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2006, 05:13:16 AM »
Very depressing and worrying.

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Mexico: Election Too Close to Call
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2006, 02:43:49 PM »
Update: Lopez Obrador isn't taking it lying down:
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the defeated candidate in Mexico's presidential elections, has been "sworn in" as an alternative president.

He wore a red-white-and-green sash like those of Mexico's presidents as he told his supporters in Mexico City on Monday that his "legitimate government" would work for the poor.
Source. Unfortunately, the public doesn't seem too enthusiastic:
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A poll in the Reforma newspaper on Monday indicated that 56 per cent of those questioned opposed his decision to name himself "legitimate president" while 19 per cent supported him.

Doesn't make an "orange revolution" seem too likely. :(
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Mexico: Election Too Close to Call
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2007, 10:48:55 PM »
People's Revolutionary Army blow up gas pipeline big corp's depend on.

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Mexico's government said Tuesday that a series of gas pipeline explosions were attacks aimed at weakening the nation's democratic institutions after a small, leftist rebel group claimed responsibility.

The Interior Department said it was stepping up security at "strategic installations" across Mexico after an explosion Tuesday at a pipeline run by the state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, and two other blasts that rocked gas ducts on Thursday. No one was injured in the blasts.

"The Mexican government categorically condemns the attacks against Pemex facilities. This criminal conduct aims to weaken democratic institutions, the patrimony of Mexicans and the safety of their families," the statement said.


http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/07/ ... 00955.html

What shyte, 'to weaken democracy', duh no, to weaken oligarchy.
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Re: Mexico: Election Too Close to Call
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2012, 09:07:51 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eTfoVUb3pE&feature=youtu.be
Mexico having huge turnout against Pena Nieto win, but nobody is reporting it. They know the election was Bought. Have you noticed the headlines since Pena was bought in? He wants the U.S. to to expand his country‚Äôs drug-war partnership with the United States but that he would not support the presence of armed American agents in Mexico. And there is a reason for that. He was bought in because he and his family are so entwined with the drug warlords that it would mean less violence, less headless bodies showing up on the streets of Mexico.  Everyone knows this. It's all for a price with the Mexican jurisdiction. Mexico had more than 60,000 drug-related killings since Calderon took office in December 2006 and sent the army into the streets.  I can't be bothered to give links, but the opposition in S. America is decriminalizing marijuana. U.S. policy is a complete FAIL, but will they ever decriminalize? Not likely. 40 years of Fail in fact. I feel bad for Mexicans, they are once again Crushed with Drug Money with Pena, but there will be no more headless bodies in the streets.
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Re: Mexico: Election Too Close to Call
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2012, 09:35:57 PM »
I can't bear to read about Mexico much - too heart-wrenching, but an older brother has been vacationing in Cancun for years, and loves it.

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Re: Mexico: Election Too Close to Call
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2012, 09:47:18 PM »
I wouldn't set a toe in Mexico for love nor money.
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