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    Default Mexican Election July 1st, 2018

    Time to start a tread I think . The long standing leftist AMLO and his new MORENA parties (+allies like the Labour Party/PT) continues his amazing campaign threatening to sweep away the entire old party system including his own former party PRD which did a sort of Irish Labour (but worse) and backed the right wing neo-liberal PAN candidate . Though the entire system very corrupt in what now can probably be described an ultra capitalist country.
    A question in my mind , will AMLO survive the campaign ? (90 candidates had been murdered by May 11th)

    June 3rd https://www.telesurtv.net/english/ne...0603-0016.html

    May 29th https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...sh-under-table

    May 11th https://therealnews.com/stories/mexi...-rampant-crime

    Wiki links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexica...election,_2018
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C...%B3pez_Obrador
    MORENA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...ation_Movement Minor Left partner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Party_(Mexico) The odd 'social conservative'? partner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Encounter_Party
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    Todays update from RNN briefly touches on the complexities of Mexico like the relationship between oligarchy and state . So it is ultra-capitalist in the huge drugs crime but odd in a 'socialism for the rich' sense .
    The main threat to AMLO is seen as fraud for now https://therealnews.com/stories/mexi...-are-the-polls

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    Default Re: Mexican Election July 1st, 2018

    Upbeat analysis. Myself I would be worried that the 'establishment' will now move beyond mere shenanigans https://therealnews.com/stories/mexi...tist-candidate

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    Much in the same vein. A bit more detail on the political murders etc . A final report is due before July 1st https://therealnews.com/stories/left...untable-margin

    And kind of stating the obvious and much more pessimistic (from May) https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/05/l...mlo-repression
    Last edited by GregTimo; 22-06-2018 at 07:03 AM.

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    Economic analysis detailing failure of neo-liberalism in Mexico https://therealnews.com/stories/mexi...-in-the-making

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    Having overdone the pessimism last time, a very 50/50 analysis on the one hand a diluted populist left on the other, well you have to stay optimistic in the face of ultra-capitalism/out of control crime https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/06/m...xico-elections

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    AMLO wins in a landslide as predicted, good news but problem he has to wait to December 1st to take office . Just trying to get the violence and corruption under control will be their huge priority . I had no idea they would have to wait so long
    https://www.telesurtv.net/english/ne...0701-0026.html https://therealnews.com/columns/left...ntial-election

    His NEW party MORENA + allies (Labour party and a social conservative one) are also on course to win a landslide in the Lower chamber and a majority in the Senate and maybe a majority of state governorships ?
    https://www.telesurtv.net/news/mayor...0702-0002.html

    In English parliamentary results, etc
    http://cepr.net/blogs/the-americas-b...ions-live-blog
    Last edited by GregTimo; 02-07-2018 at 07:56 AM.

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    Lengthy analysis from 2 CEPR election observers https://therealnews.com/stories/mexi...-up-to-the-u-s
    The counting will go on all week, so potential for fraud still exists esp at legislative and state levels . I dont understand what the situation is in Mexico city , there is a new Morena mayor but from what the guy was saying the ruling PRI 'stole' the state level election last year

    CEPR is a US based 'progressive' (left leaning in the old social liberal tradition) think tank , Mark Weisbrot who wrote many Guardian pieces being their most well known head AFAIK
    http://cepr.net/about-us/staff/ http://cepr.net/blogs/the-americas-blog/

    From Mexico itself the one site in English that sounds 'independent' https://mexiconewsdaily.com/
    Other Media links (mostly oligarchy to establishment mouthpieces by looks, sometimes with a sort of Indo style hyper-criticality which neo-liberalism part learnt from the far left perhaps)
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-18095250
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...pers_in_Mexico
    Last edited by GregTimo; 03-07-2018 at 07:05 AM.

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    Default Maidir Le: Mexican Election July 1st, 2018

    Tough business! 132 Mexican "politicians" (48 candidates + 84 election workers), killed during campaign.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/27/ameri...rnd/index.html
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