Sunday, July 16, 2006

Cajones in Mexico

Would it were that Americans could stand up to their befouled electoral system the way Mexicans obviously can:
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The leftist candidate claiming fraud in Mexico's presidential election two weeks ago led tens of thousands of supporters through the capital on Sunday to pressure a court to order a recount.
Now, AP is reporting not tens, but hundreds of thousands:
Claiming fraud robbed him of the presidency, leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador led hundreds of thousands of marchers through Mexico's capital Sunday, demanding a full recount in the disputed election apparently won by his conservative opponent.
Arriba!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Clint said...

It's always encouraging to see the people take to the streets in such large numbers when they feel they must correct a wrong. It shows an active citizenry, something every country could use more of - especially the US.

7:52 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

I couldn't agree more.

8:03 PM  
Anonymous robb said...

People are just a little to spoiled and comfortable here. It's a damn shame.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Musclemouth said...

Arriba indeed! God I love those Mexicans. During the first protest, while I was at home here in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., I heard a bunch of happy-sounding honking going on outside my window. I ran to see what it was, and lo and behold, the Mexican immigrants were driving through my town's streets with Mexican flags streaming from their car rooftops! They were honking and waving down the residential sideroads, waving and laughing, and ultimately through downtown. It was a beautiful sight. They were taking part in their national interest, even though they were thousands of miles away. I love them.

12:38 AM  
Blogger theBhc said...

We have a great Hispanic/Latino community here that been growing considerably in the last few years. Baltimore is still a fairly cheap city in which to live and some old parts of the city have been reinvigorated by their presence. It is great! I love the food, I love the people. They have a fantastic Latin festival in town and it is nothing but a blast!

Viva la Revolution!

11:14 AM  

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