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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

South of the Border

Tomorrow, Mexico's congress is expected to vote on the "desafuero" of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), mayor of Mexico City. If they vote for it, AMLO would be banned from running for president of Mexico in 2006. Recent polls show him to be the favorite.

Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans are expected to take to Mexico City's Zocalo (central plaza) to protest.

Michelle comments:
I can only wonder how the Bushistas will react if the popular uprising in Mexico puts AMLO in the driver's seat. Will Butthead be spouting praises for democracy in Mexico as he is for democracy in the Ukraine? Highly unlikely, since in Mexico's case, AMLO is a populist leftist threatening to replace Butthead's buddy Vicente Fox.