Obrador Challenges Election Results

Obrador is contesting the results of last Sunday’s presidential election. He accuses the PRI of buying votes to secure victory. The BBC reports: “…Will Grant in Mexico City says it is not just Mr Lopez Obrador’s team who are pushing for alleged irregularities to be investigated. There is a broad spread of people, not necessarily from the left, who feel that votes in their parts of Mexico were tampered with, he adds.” note: special thanks to El Codo for directing […]

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Hundreds of Thousands Rally to Support Obrador

Protestors rally in Mexico City in support of Obrador.

PRD candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador drew hundreds of thousands of supporters to the Mexico City zocalo for the final speech of his campaign. My sainted mother was in the city at the time and sent the photos you’ll see below. She thinks Obrador actually has a chance of winning this Sunday’s presidential election. The PRD, Mexico’s most prominent left wing party, has never won a presidential election, and most analysts are betting on PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto. But […]

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New Film on Colosio Conspiracy

As the LA Times reports, a new film on the 1994 murder of Luis Donaldo Colosio explores multiple conspiracy theories, all of which cast the PRI in a bad light. The article’s author, Ken Ellingwod, notes: “...the case has spawned a dizzying array of conspiracy theories and speculation over possible plotters, from cutthroat drug traffickers to members of Colosio’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, which ruled Mexico at the time. Some historians view the Colosio slaying as the blow that would propel […]

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Election News

Codo sent me a cool link with poll results for the upcoming Presidential Race. It looks like the PRI may be back in the saddle again. Frankly I’m more interested in the state elections this year, as the results in Jalisco may determine the fate of Tenacatita. (Rumor has it that if the rightwing PAN candidate Fernando Guzman becomes governor, he’ll do everything in his power to make sure that his cronies from Rodenas are able to turn our favorite […]

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