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« on: Jun 30, 2018, 01:35:47 pm »
 

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Mexico's election is tomorrow. I'm not hearing anything really good about it.  :-\

Mexico's presidential frontrunner is promising a revolution. Can he deliver?

https://lmtonline.com/opinion/article/Mexico-s-presidential-frontrunner-is-promising-a-13036538.php

Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post Published 4:19 am, Friday, June 29, 2018

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After two failed attempts, Andrés Manuel López Obrador is on the verge of becoming Mexico's next president. According to opinion polls, the 64-year-old leftist has a likely insurmountable lead ahead of Sunday's election, buoyed by widespread anti-establishment sentiment. Sitting in the United States, there's a temptation to view the Mexican vote through the prism of President Trump, a deeply unpopular figure south of the border. But the support for López Obrador - or Amlo, as he's commonly called - is far more about revulsion with the domestic status quo than the current occupant of the White House, no matter what he says about a border wall and who will pay for it. ...

Indigenous Mexicans spurn presidential vote with blockades, bulldozers

https://news.trust.org/item/20180630120000-8illo

by Reuters
Saturday, 30 June 2018 14:03 GMT

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Mexican voters will stream to the polls this Sunday in a pivotal presidential contest, but leaders representing tens of thousands of indigenous people have vowed to block voting in their communities to protest a system they say has failed them.

Polls say Mexico is on the verge of electing its first leftist anti-establishment president in modern history, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. But the prospect of change has failed to resonate with inhabitants of small towns nestled in the lush, wooded countryside of southwestern Michoacan state.

Residents here have destroyed campaign signs and set up blockades to prevent the government from delivering ballots. Election officials have declared 16 towns here "unviable," and will not likely risk confrontation to force polling stations to open. ...

Now this is pretty crazy stuff. I've heard the police down there are really pissed this is even being talked about. Remember, they're all federal police in Mexico. The only way to stop the cartels is legalizing drugs here, there, and building that damn wall or at least doing our best to shut down the border crossings.

Amnesty for drug dealers? This Mexico presidential candidate is pushing for forgiveness

https://usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/05/03/mexico-candidate-amnesty-drug-dealers/570533002/

David Agren, Special to USA TODAY Published 12:28 p.m. ET May 3, 2018 | Updated 3:55 p.m. ET May 9, 2018

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MEXICO CITY — The front-runner in Mexico's upcoming presidential election wants to give amnesty to anyone involved with illegal drugs — from the dealers to the peasant farmers growing opium poppies.

Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who leads in recent polls by double digits ahead of the July 1 vote, offered the controversial proposal as a way to combat the drug cartels as they fight over territory and the production of heroin and methamphetamine.

Same guy who called for flooding the U.S. with migrants because it's their right to.  ::)

https://forum.globalgulag.com/index.php?topic=3166.0

https://dailycaller.com/2018/06/22/mexican-candidate-immigration-speech/

https://eluniversal.com.mx/elecciones-2018/amlo-urge-epn-detener-actos-racistas-e-inhumanas-de-eu-migrantes



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Re: Mexico Election 2018
« Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 2018, 01:41:34 pm »
 

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Mexico's election is tomorrow. I'm not hearing anything really good about it.  :-\

Mexico's presidential frontrunner is promising a revolution. Can he deliver?

https://lmtonline.com/opinion/article/Mexico-s-presidential-frontrunner-is-promising-a-13036538.php

Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post Published 4:19 am, Friday, June 29, 2018

Indigenous Mexicans spurn presidential vote with blockades, bulldozers

https://news.trust.org/item/20180630120000-8illo

by Reuters
Saturday, 30 June 2018 14:03 GMT

Now this is pretty crazy stuff. I've heard the police down there are really pissed this is even being talked about. Remember, they're all federal police in Mexico. The only way to stop the cartels is legalizing drugs here, there, and building that damn wall or at least doing our best to shut down the border crossings.

Amnesty for drug dealers? This Mexico presidential candidate is pushing for forgiveness

https://usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/05/03/mexico-candidate-amnesty-drug-dealers/570533002/

David Agren, Special to USA TODAY Published 12:28 p.m. ET May 3, 2018 | Updated 3:55 p.m. ET May 9, 2018

Same guy who called for flooding the U.S. with migrants because it's their right to.  ::)

https://forum.globalgulag.com/index.php?topic=3166.0

https://dailycaller.com/2018/06/22/mexican-candidate-immigration-speech/

https://eluniversal.com.mx/elecciones-2018/amlo-urge-epn-detener-actos-racistas-e-inhumanas-de-eu-migrantes



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Elections in Mexico ? I think Mexicans are focused on Soccer game vs. Brazil on World Cup in Russia.  :)



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Re: Mexico Election 2018
« Reply #2 on: Jun 30, 2018, 01:49:22 pm »
 

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Elections in Mexico ? I think Mexicans are focused on Soccer game vs. Brazil on World Cup in Russia.  :)

Lol that's why I haven't heard any fireworks yet. They're probably saving them.



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Re: Mexico Election 2018
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Lol that's why I haven't heard any fireworks yet. They're probably saving them.



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In Serbia " joke on the side", I do not know about politics in Mexico, except they try to get in USA, but I think Carlos Slim rule Mexico.



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Re: Mexico Election 2018
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So Obrador won over 50% of the vote in an election split three ways. That's one hell of a victory. And the first win for a different party than the two that have been ruling for 80 something years. Aside from the obvious economic possibilities, I see trouble politically for this guy and Mexico. The quote from Reuters I'll input points out some major ones. Things like selling the presidential plane. It sounds noble and all, but what is this guy gonna fly random public or charter planes? I think we all know how bad of an idea that can be for such a high position in politics anywhere. The army and federal police are not going to like the idea of giving amnesty to cartels that they've lost many friends and family to. The high level of scrutiny the article points out will be magnified by the margin of his victory. He's in a position to make a lot of enemies while losing some protections given to the presidential office. Also, he won't officially be president until December.

Mexican Lopez Obrador wins historic election landslide for left

https://reuters.com/article/us-mexico-election/mexican-lopez-obrador-wins-historic-election-landslide-for-left-idUSKBN1JR15F

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Since former President Felipe Calderon of the PAN sent the army to fight cartels in 2007, some 230,000 people have been killed. Lopez Obrador says he will try new approaches to end the bloodshed, including a vaguely defined amnesty for some who work for drug gangs.

In contrast to the high-rolling ways of many PRI grandees, Lopez Obrador says he will live in his own middle-class home, turn the official residence into an arts center, sell the presidential plane and slash his salary.

He has been vague on policy details. Seeking to corral support from economic nationalists, leftist liberals and social conservatives, he has pledged to combat inequality, improve pay and welfare spending, and run a tight budget.

However, Lopez Obrador has brought onto his team people who many Mexicans associate with the same network of politicians and bosses he said he would finish off.

Such pragmatism, which included appointing a former cigarette baron as his chief of staff, is seen by some loyalists as a betrayal of his ideals, and his government will likely be subject to extensive scrutiny for signs of misconduct.



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