07 July 2006

Latin America News Review Covers Mexico's Electoral Larceny

Mexico's Deceptive "Recount"

There are few blogs that cover the events transpiring in Latin America better than Justin Delacour's Latin America News Review.

Over the last few days, we at Savage Justice have found his coverage of the recent campaign by Uncle Sam to steal the Mexican election from Andrés Manuel López Obrador and hand it to Felipe Calderón invaluable.

His recent piece, entitled, "Mexico's Deceptive "Recount": Saving Calderón's 'Best' for Last" offers important insight into the duplicity of the Calderón campaign. The piece begins:
Well, being the glutton for punishment that I am, I've stayed up to watch PAN's Felipe Calderón overtake the PRD's Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the "recount" of the last five percent of tallied votes. There's probably not much more to be said about this (you can see what I wrote earlier here). What is most amazing to me, I repeat, is that I never saw any reports of where the vote tallies were coming from until a little before midnight, when the last 10 percent of tallied votes were about to be added to the recount.

The last 10 percent of tallied votes came from four northern states in which the PRD has only a marginal presence and where Calderón defeated López Obrador --according to preliminary results-- by more than a two-to-one margin. Assuming, for a moment, that these results are not fraudulent, one still has to wonder what Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) was thinking in setting up the "recount" in such a way.
As Uncle Sam's empire continues to crumble thanks to a failed economic model, a fraudulent 'War on Drugs, and its own rhetoric, Delacour's writing will only become more valuable and more important.
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