Skip to comments.Opposition dispute rivets Mexico, threatens reforms
Posted on 05/20/2013 10:27:58 PM PDT by JSDude1
A dramatic rupture in Mexicos main opposition political party has aired the groups dirty laundry and also could trip up President Enrique Peña Nietos ambitious agenda of reform.
The political fireworks riveted Mexicans on Monday, dominating airwaves and social media as leaders of the National Action Party, or PAN, bickered openly.
On one level, citizens were viewing another chapter in the agony of a party that ruled for the last 12 years but has been corroded by infighting and a bitter power struggle. Also at stake, potentially, was the ease with which Peña Nieto has been getting legislation through a fairly compliant Congress.
PAN chair Gustavo Madero over the weekend unceremoniously fired his partys caucus leader in the Senate, Ernesto Cordero. Cordero will remain in the Senate, even continuing to hold his title of Senate president, but will no longer be the partys go-to man.
Analysts quickly saw in this a slap at Mexico's former president, Felipe Calderon. Calderons conservative PAN held the presidency from 2000 until it lost the election last year, when Calderons term ended. He quickly decamped to Harvard University but remains close to Cordero and on the outs with Madero.
Cordero has been critical of Maderos willingness to cooperate with Peña Nieto. On behalf of the PAN, Madero signed a so-called Pact for Mexico in which he pledged support for numerous initiatives that Peña Nieto and his Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, are pushing.
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PRI can be middle of the road left or right.
They have PANINO’s!!
I’m guessing the PIE is 3.14
Well guys it does beg the question: since we do have illigals living in the US (and some married to actual Americans): Do you engage with these individuals as people to build a more conservative American coalition? We could start by understanding Mexico’s politics??
Mexican Americans, and illegals (NOT Americans) have NO love or loyalty to this country
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“Do you engage with these individuals ... “ Sure, like the Alamo: con el deguello. (`No quarter.’)
Don’t mind me. I’m a mite peckish this evening.
So I say that we maybe should dialgue with illigals (not that we support amnesty), and you post my information to what? Discredit me as a conservative (maybe)? I think some people, not most even on this board are nutz!
Not to mention that if we learn about Mexico and support them having a truely conservative government (see free markets) then maybe they won’t be as attracted to sneak across our boarder??
Really? You mean people that have Mexican ancestry that ARE Americans have no love of the USA? That’s weird because I am friends with a woman (who is head of the local tea party group) who has Mexican ancestry..
Many of them still consider themselves Mexican, not American