July 17th, 2006

protestgwen

About Mexico...

This is one of the more honest remarks about Mexico I've seen in a long while:

"In Mexican history, the only way to bring change has been through force," said Gerardo Salazar, 43, a teacher from the southern city of Oaxaca, where violent protests paralyzed the downtown for weeks before the election. "If necessary, we will have to turn to what has always worked for us."

From López Obrador Urges Civil Resistance

Reading the rest of the article, the election is sounding hauntingly familiar, a deja vu for our own elections 2000. It'll be interesting how their different post-election tactics will play out over the next few weeks.
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