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  • Mexico nears electoral reform, opening door to energy bill

    11/16/2013 9:32:09 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | DAVE GRAHAM
    Accused a generation ago of engineering the "perfect dictatorship," Mexico's ruling party is now close to agreeing on a plan that could weaken the presidency and strengthen Congress in order to win votes for a major energy reform. The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and its opposition rivals are shortly expected to unveil the blueprint for a reform aimed at giving Congress greater oversight of government and allowing lawmakers to serve consecutive terms. Billed as a step forward for democracy, the electoral reform is a bargaining chip for President Enrique Pena Nieto's most ambitious plan - changing the constitution to allow...
  • Opposition dispute rivets Mexico, threatens reforms

    05/20/2013 10:27:58 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 9 replies
    Los Angelos Times ^ | 5/20/2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
    A dramatic rupture in Mexico’s main opposition political party has aired the group’s dirty laundry and also could trip up President Enrique Peña Nieto’s 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...
  • Peña Nieto ready to break up the State oil monopoly

    03/18/2013 2:20:58 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 5 replies
    Voxxi ^ | March 17, 2013 | Phillippe Diederich
    On March 18th Mexico celebrates the day president Lazaro Cardenas expropriated Mexico’s oil industry. Now, president Enrique Peña Nieto is getting ready to break up the State oil monopoly. Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that Peña Niet’s political party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, (PRI) which controls 241 of 500 seats in the lower house voted during its national assembly to agree to, “end its opposition to constitutional changes that would ease state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos’s grip on the oil industry.” Breaking up PEMEX and opening refining, exploration and extraction of oil to foreign companies has been one of Peña Nieto’s political...
  • Peña Nieto expands power as reform beckons

    03/08/2013 10:50:52 PM PST · by JerseyanExile
    Financial Times ^ | March 3, 2013 | Adam Thomson
    Mexico’s ruling party has substantially increased the president’s power and cleared the way for an ambitious agenda of economic reforms. Institutional Revolutionary party (PRI) members convened for their national assembly agreed on Sunday to open the possibility of creating a bigger role for private investment in the protected energy sector, as well as changing the party’s position on extending value added tax to certain foods and medicine. The changes, which brush away internal rules that have barred PRI members of congress from backing such measures, are a necessary first step in Enrique Peña Nieto’s plans to pass energy and tax...
  • Divisive Mexico labor reform signals battles ahead for Pena Nieto

    10/04/2012 9:16:01 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile
    China Post ^ | October 4, 2012 | Dave Graham
    By the time Mexico's president-elect, Enrique Pena Nieto, takes office in December, he will almost certainly have a labor reform law on the books and one less battle to fight with skeptics inside his party. But plenty more skirmishes await as the youthful Pena Nieto, 46, faces a showdown with traditionalists in his Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), commonly dubbed “dinosaurs.” On Saturday, the lower house of Congress gave its approval to the biggest overhaul of Mexico's job market in over 40 years, a bill designed to re strict labor lawsuits, regulate outsourcing and make it easier for employers to hire...
  • Mexico's Calderon makes new push for reform of labor laws

    09/03/2012 9:26:04 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2012 | Dave Graham and Miguel Gutierrez
    Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent a new proposal to liberalize the country's antiquated labor laws to lawmakers on Saturday as he seeks to fast-track the legislation before leaving office at the end of November. Calderon's draft bill, submitted at the start of the new Congress by Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, is aimed at helping spur stronger growth in Latin America's second biggest economy. Agreeing on labor reform has long proved difficult in Mexico, and the proposal could be a litmus test of how the PRI and Calderon's conservative National Action Party, or PAN, cooperate in the new Congress, which lasts...
  • Weary Voters Turn to Party of Mexico’s Past, Polls Say

    07/02/2012 8:22:46 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2 July 2012 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    MEXICO CITY — The party that ruled Mexico for decades with an autocratic grip appears to have vaulted back into power after 12 years in opposition, as voters troubled by a bloody drug war and economic malaise gave its presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, a comfortable victory on Sunday, according to preliminary returns and exit polls. The victory was a stunning reversal of fortune for the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as the PRI, which was thought to be crippled after its defeat in the 2000 presidential election ushered in an era of real multiparty democracy here. Buoyed by a...
  • Slight gains for left in Mexico's presidential election campaign

    06/03/2012 12:18:14 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 1 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 1, 2012 | Tracy Wilkinson
    With Mexico's presidential election one month away, the leftist candidate is making modest gains while the incumbent party's contender has slipped, polls show. The polls thus far, however, do not alter the front-runner status of Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI, which is attempting to return to presidential power after a loss in 2000 ended its seven-decade rule. Opinion surveys released this week showed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, heading a coalition of leftist parties, inching into second place, dislodging Josefina Vazquez Mota of the National Action Party, or PAN, of President Felipe Calderon. The margin between...
  • Mexico leftist moves into second in presidential poll

    05/23/2012 3:13:43 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 22, 2012 | David Alire Garcia and Lisa Shumaker
    Mexico's leftist presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pushed into second place behind opposition frontrunner Enrique Pena Nieto with just seven weeks to go before the vote, a poll showed on Tuesday. Lopez Obrador, who narrowly lost the 2006 race to President Felipe Calderon, had 20.5 percent support in the poll by Consulta Mitofsky, up 1.4 percent from last week, overtaking the No. 2 spot for the first time in the survey. But the silver-haired former mayor of Mexico City is still trailing Pena Nieto from the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) by more than 17 points. Lopez Obrador is...
  • The Jaffe Memo: What’s Wrong With Planned Parenthood Besides Abortion

    12/21/2011 12:55:45 AM PST · by gabriellah · 4 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 12/21/2011 | Bryana Johnson
    “There is only one country in the world for which we project the median fertility to not fall below 2.1 children in the projection period between 2010 and 2100,” said the UN Population Division in the 2010 Population Estimates and Projections Revision. In their informative video series, Overpopulation Is a Myth, The Population Research Institute explains, ”by the end of this century, we’ll be losing 1 billion people every twenty years.”
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting & Pacifica (FR exclusive)

    03/13/2011 1:16:30 PM PDT · by Drango · 17 replies
    CPB annual report ^ | 3/13/11 | Drango
    Enables of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB are coming out of the woodwork to defend the taxpayer largess that they have been feeding from. Most of this centers on NPR and the arguments seem to be that: first they aren’t biased and second defunding CPB will only hurt the rural stations. Seriously. Lost in the noise is that CPB also funds via your tax dollars, other public broadcasting entities such as PRI and Pacifica. Pacifica is the most amusing as they are staunch, avowed communists and hate capitalism and Republicans. They are also very urban. Berkeley, LA, NY, Houston,...
  • Vote shows Mexicans have little faith in any party

    07/05/2010 7:09:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/5/10 | Olga R. Rodriguez and Alexandra Oloson - ap
    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico – After a Super Sunday of elections across Mexico that was widely seen as a test for the 2012 presidential race and the nation's future, the winner turns out to be — well, not really anyone. President Felipe Calderon's party is weak, the left is in collapse and the Institutional Revolutionary Party that is on a tentative path to recapture the presidency it held for 71 years was shown to be vulnerable. Drug cartel intimidation dissuaded many from voting at all. The mixed outcome in elections across 15 states showed no party has won the faith of...
  • Mexico under siege: Local elections in Mexico marred by violence, intimidation

    07/05/2010 11:44:10 AM PDT · by thecodont · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | July 5, 2010 | 5:44 a.m. | By Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
    Reporting from Mexico City — In elections marred by violence, intimidation and the growing influence of drug traffickers, Mexicans chose governors or other local officials in 14 states Sunday. Preliminary results Monday showed the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) winning most governorships but failing to alter its overall hold on power. President Felipe Calderon's National Action Party, in alliance with leftist parties, stunned the PRI by winning in two of its historic bastions, Oaxaca and Puebla, according to preliminary results. The PRI, which dominated Mexico for 70 years until 2000, had hoped a strong showing would bolster its campaign to...
  • Ruben Navarrette Jr.: Mexican voters strike a deal with drug-dealing devils

    07/26/2009 7:40:35 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 304+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 07/26/2009 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Mexicans should heed the words of Benjamin Franklin. They're so rattled by drug violence that has caused the deaths of nearly 13,000 people that they're willing to trade freedom for security. So, Franklin would say, they don't deserve either. And, frankly, it looks like they're no more deserving of democracy. The Mexican people have entered into a Faustian bargain with the disgraced Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which scored big victories in this month's midterm elections. The PRI promised "peace" and "security." Those are code words for stopping the drug war started by President Felipe Calderón, who carries the banner of...
  • Mexico's PRI sweeps midterm elections

    07/07/2009 3:20:12 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 652+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 7, 2009 | Ken Ellingwood
    The former ruling party appears set to govern the nation again after winning in Congress and leading gubernatorial races in two states deemed to be strongholds of the PAN, President Calderon's party. Reporting from Mexico City -- It was an old-style landslide for the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which used to rule Mexico from top to bottom. The party's hopes for once again ruling Mexico soared Monday after official tallies confirmed a sweeping nationwide victory in midterm elections a day earlier. In addition to a win in Congress, the party, known as the PRI, held leads in five of six governorships,...
  • Commentary: Obama Supports Kidnapping

    05/07/2009 8:39:51 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies · 430+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Thursday, May 7th, 2009 | Commentary by Steven W. Mosher
    Thursday May 7, 2009 Commentary: Obama Supports Kidnapping Commentary by Steven W. Mosher, President, Population Research Institute (PRI) May 7, 2009 (PRI) - Our own Colin Mason is back from China. His week-long undercover investigation revealed fresh abuses in China's One-Child policy and new proof of the U.N. Population Fund's complicity in these abuses. Remember that the UNFPA has been in China since 1979, helping the Beijing authorities to implement their program. Colin visited three counties where the U.N. Population Fund claims to run "voluntary" family planning programs, and found that they were anything but. What struck me about...
  • McCain's health proposal aims to tackle costs

    04/05/2008 8:09:45 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 30 replies · 74+ views
    Pacific Research Institute ^ | April 3, 2008 | Kristen Gerencher
    McCain's health proposal aims to tackle costs MarketWatch News Clipping By: Kristen Gerencher 4.3.2008 MarketWatch, April 3, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Given the amount of attention focused on the differences between the Democratic presidential candidates' health-care proposals, you might think presumed Republican nominee Sen. John McCain didn't have one of his own. But he does. As Democratic senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama spar over whose proposal would cover more people, McCain has taken a different tack that's in line with a traditional Republican approach, experts say. He doesn't talk much about universal coverage. Instead, he's said he wants...
  • Mexican mayor faces trafficking charges in N.Y.

    04/03/2008 6:46:47 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 5 replies · 128+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    The newly elected mayor of a Mexican city in the country's southwestern part of the state of Puebla was returned to New York yesterday to face charges of trafficking multikilogram quantities of cocaine into the United States. Ruben Gil, 41, who was elected in November, is charged with participating in a "far-reaching narcotics trafficking conspiracy" that involved the transportation and delivery of cocaine to co-conspirators in the New York metropolitan area in 2006 and 2007. "This arrest exemplifies the commitment of global law enforcement to identify and arrest those individuals responsible for trafficking cocaine into New York," said Drug Enforcement...
  • Mexican Opposition Protesters Tear Down Statue of Former President Vincente Fox

    10/14/2007 1:20:01 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 21 replies · 77+ views
    Opposition protesters egged and then tore down a bronze statue of former Mexican President Vicente Fox down on Saturday, just hours after it was erected.
  • Hugo Chavez Lashes Out and Insults Mexico and Felipe Calderon

    02/04/2007 7:00:07 AM PST · by StJacques · 47 replies · 7,396+ views
    Mexico News ^ | February 2, 2007 | Mexico News Staff Article
    Chávez lashes out at Mexico On the same day the Calderón administration took steps to ease rocky relations with Venezuela and Cuba, Venezuela´s Hugo Chávez on Thursday hurled personal insults at his Mexican counterpart Wire reports El Universal Viernes 02 de febrero de 2007 On the same day the Calderón administration took steps to ease rocky relations with Venezuela and Cuba, Venezuela´s Hugo Chávez on Thursday hurled personal insults at his Mexican counterpart. Chávez´s ire was raised as he attacked Calderón for comments the latter made in Davos, Switzerland, last week criticizing countries that "nationalize industries" and "interfere in the...
  • Surge in Violence Shocks Even Weary Mexico-(pile on Mexico is dangerous threads..)

    11/29/2006 3:45:24 AM PST · by Flavius · 11 replies · 794+ views
    washington post ^ | November 29, 2006 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico -- Andr?s Sauzo collects newspapers, astoundingly grisly newspapers. There's the one with the close-up shot of a severed human head. There's the one with the wide-angle of a man hacked to death with a machete. But the worst in his bulky archive of drug-war gore rolled off the presses the day after someone found pieces of what used to be Sauzo's 24-year-old namesake. A hit man had decapitated Sauzo's son, then chopped off his arms and legs. The killer was so unconcerned about being brought to justice that he scrawled his own name and nickname -- "El Barby"...
  • Reports: Three explosions in Mexico City at federal electoral tribunal, party headquarters, bank

    11/06/2006 1:04:16 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 45 replies · 2,881+ views
    <p>Three simultaneous explosions occurred late Sunday night in Mexico City, destroying an entrance at the headquarters of a leading political party and apparently affecting the Federal Electoral Tribunal and a bank branch.</p> <p>The government news agency Notimex said there were no immediate reports of injuries.</p>
  • Lopez Obrador Attempts to "Oaxacanize" Mexico: Hoping Chaos will Force a New Election (Translation)

    09/28/2006 2:40:52 PM PDT · by StJacques · 30 replies · 815+ views
    La Crónica de Hoy ( Mexico City ) ^ | September 27, 2006 | José Carreño Carlón ( translated by self )
    The Oaxacanization of the Country: From the Myth of Fraud to that of Ingovernability It was left clear this week, the connection between the insurrectional strategy of Oaxaca and that of AMLO, which already seems to be weakening between desertions and the universal loss of prestige. The difference is one of perspective: For AMLO and his landscaped spaces it was considered vital to exhibit as a survival certificate the oxygen tank which he offered to the Popular Assembly of the People (sic) of Oaxaca (APPO) to identify its goal with that of the defeated presidential candidate: that of preventing...
  • Killer wave: Mexican president-elect says drug war overwhelms capital, key states

    09/27/2006 5:27:45 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 42 replies · 991+ views
    Laredo Morning Times/AP ^ | 09/27/2006 | WILL WEISSERT
    MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s president-elect says murder and mayhem fueled by drug smuggling have overwhelmed the governments of the nation’s capital and key states across the country. Felipe Calderón said the wave of bloodshed knows no politics; it is ravaging state governments controlled by each of Mexico’s three major parties. He singled out Mexico City, the northern states of Sinaloa and Tamaulipas, the southern state of Guerrero and his home state of Michoacan, as being especially hard-hit. “It seems to me that drug violence has overwhelmed the governments of the PAN, the PRI and the PRD,” Calderón said in a...
  • Lopez Obrador claims his "convention" can legally name him President-Elect of Mexico (Translation)

    08/24/2006 4:47:57 PM PDT · by StJacques · 90 replies · 1,859+ views
    Le Monde ^ | August 24, 2006 | Jean-Michel Caroit ( translated by self )
    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador: "They are stealing the presidency from me" Which are the elements making it possible to establish that there was fraud at the time of the elections of July 2 in Mexico? For more than three years we were victims of a campaign of all the state apparatus with the active participation of the President of the Republic because we represent an alternative project. Our adversaries wanted to destroy us politically. They tried to discredit me with the help of videos, but it was demonstrated that it was the acting out of a plot of former...
  • Mexican judges face tough test in disputed presidential race (public hearings start today)

    07/29/2006 1:46:43 PM PDT · by Stultis · 11 replies · 653+ views
    AP via The Pueblo Chieftain (CO) ^ | 29 July 2006 | JULIE WATSON
    Mexican judges face tough test in disputed presidential race By JULIE WATSONTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY  -  The future of Mexico’s young democracy lies in the hands of seven judges who have the final word on a disputed presidential election that has strained class divisions and threatened the nation’s stability, with one candidate calling for millions to protest.The magistrates  -  including Mexico’s first female district judge and a respected author on ethics and democracy  -  have shown toughness and independence in thousands of electoral disputes, ruling against all three major parties.But they have never faced a challenge like this. Mexicans...
  • A Commentary on the Christian Science Monitor's Reporting of the Mexican Post-Election Controversy

    07/27/2006 2:14:58 PM PDT · by StJacques · 5 replies · 751+ views
    July 27, 2006 | StJacques
    I am posting this independent blog for the benefit of my fellow Freepers who have been watching the post-election controversy in Mexico, following a ping I received from Freeper SAJ -- thanks again SAJ -- to another thread posted earlier today on a Christian Science Monitor article reporting the closure of a popular foklore festival in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca due to local political protests and relating the matter to the larger post-election controversy in Mexico. To get to the point of why I am posting this separate from that thread, beyond the mere length of what I...
  • Mexico decides

    07/06/2006 3:33:57 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 29 replies · 3,916+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 07/06/06 | Linda Chavez
    While the U.S. Congress dithers over how best to stop illegal immigration, the Mexican people may have already decided the issue this past weekend. Mexicans went to the polls Sunday to pick a new president, only the second presidential election in the last 75 years that could be characterized as a truly free and democratic contest. The more conservative, free-trade-oriented candidate, Felipe Calderon of the National Action Party (PAN), appears to have eked out a slim victory with a few hundred thousand more votes than the leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Although Lopez Obrador, the former mayor of Mexico City...
  • Mexican Revolution of 1910 (Vanity)

    03/29/2006 6:17:18 PM PST · by Ptarmigan · 9 replies · 321+ views
    Mexico for most of its history was ruled by a small number of wealthy elites. They controlled most of Mexico's economy and politics, which is typical of most of Latin America. Many Mexicans lived in poverty. The rift between rich and poor grows wider.  Then in 1910, General Porfirio Diaz becomes president of Mexico. Opposition towards Diaz grows. Then Francisco Madero, an American and European educated man, leads the opposition and pressures for an election. Diaz has Madero imprisoned as a result, which he is later released and goes to America. He does not see Diaz as legitimate and makes...
  • Facing the Facts of Europe's Suicide

    03/03/2006 5:49:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 1,111+ views
    Population Research Institute ^ | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    Dear Colleague: Seventeen European nations are now having so few wee bairns that there is little prospect of a demographic comeback.  Cardinal Trujillo is among those who recognize that Europe's days could be numbered. Steven W. Mosher President PRI Weekly Briefing   3 March 2006  Vol. 8 / No. 9 Facing the Facts of Europe's Suicide By Joseph A. D'Agostino Will the Muslims inherit Western Europe?  "If [Western people] don't do something, probably," replies Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Senior Fellow in Economics at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. "That's a very probable outcome.  The West doesn't...
  • Hope is hard to find in Mexico [Presidential election]

    02/19/2006 8:05:27 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies · 592+ views
    Express-News Mexico City Bureau ^ | 02/19/2006 | Dane Schiller
    MEXICO CITY — Everywhere citizens look, they see reminders that there are too few jobs, too much crime and no way to know if things will get better. As they prepare to choose a new president, many are doubting even a superhero could make a difference. Doctors, engineers and lawyers are joining the ranks of the unemployed. Some work as cabbies to put food on the table — and for many, the four food groups are rice, beans, eggs and tortillas. Poor mothers recently marched to the capital's historic central plaza to demand affordable housing, calling themselves part of the...
  • [Mexican] Politico comes to S.A. to drum up vote interest

    12/03/2005 6:42:37 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 325+ views
    Express-News Immigration Writer ^ | 12/03/2005 | Hernán Rozemberg
    Fully aware she was walking a thin ethical line and would face a highly skeptical audience, a Mexican congresswoman made a solo foray into San Antonio on Friday to convince her countrymen to vote in next year's presidential election. It was a bold move criticized by other politicians as potentially violating Mexican electoral laws. Consuelo Camarena Gómez, a member of Mexico's House of Representatives from President Vicente Fox's National Action Party (PAN), said her country's get-out-the-vote campaign outside its borders has failed, prompting her to take action. Her Alamo City visit was part of a larger PAN effort. Representatives also...
  • Contender for Mexican presidency quits race Corruption alleged

    10/23/2005 3:42:07 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 7 replies · 396+ views
    LA Times via SFgate ^ | October 21, 2005 | Hector Tobar
    Mexico City -- Arturo Montiel, a former governor and one of the leading contenders in next year's presidential race in Mexico, announced Thursday that he is withdrawing his candidacy in the face of corruption allegations against his family. The decision appeared to leave the nomination of the powerful Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, to Montiel's bitter rival, Roberto Madrazo, an ex-governor of the state of Tabasco.
  • Pro-Abortion Court Revolution Targets Colombia

    10/01/2005 5:56:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 513+ views
    Dear Colleague:   The abortion revolution is putting on a big push in Colombia, the latest victim of First World-funded efforts to impose abortion-on-demand in Latin America.   Steven W. Mosher, President   PRI Weekly Briefing, 30 September 2005, Vol. 7 / No. 38   Pro-Abortion Court Revolution Targets ColombiaBy Joseph A. D'Agostino   A tyrannical global revolution in law is underway, and the leaders of this international movement have targeted the small, turbulent country of Colombia.  By their own admission, they want Colombia to be on the leading edge of legalizing abortion in Latin America.  They may have their...
  • Mexican Hopefuls Eye Voters in L.A.

    08/22/2005 7:31:51 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 8 replies · 322+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 22, 2005 | Sam Enriquez
    MEXICO CITY — The 2006 Mexican presidential campaign kicks off after Labor Day — in Los Angeles. The leading contenders are planning appearances in L.A. this fall, campaign aides confirm, in a bid to capture the attention and support of their country's newest constituency. Last month, Mexicans living abroad were granted the right to vote by mail, beginning with the presidential election in July 2006. There are estimated to be 10 million adult Mexicans living in the United States, and experts say a third or less are eligible to vote, though it is anybody's guess how many will cast ballots....
  • Photo: Mexican Farmers Protest

    05/03/2005 8:10:45 AM PDT · by Scenic Sounds · 20 replies · 1,100+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 3, 2005 | None
    Farmers from the state of Veracruz protested in Mexico City yesterday. The farmers want the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, to return land seized between 1992 and 1998. The PRI governs Veracruz. Stripping to one's underwear has been a common form of protest in Mexico in recent years.
  • Public broadcast funding 'may breach EU rules'

    03/03/2005 9:06:11 PM PST · by Pikamax · 3 replies · 192+ views
    Guardian ^ | 03/03/05 | Chris Tryhorn
    Public broadcast funding 'may breach EU rules' Chris Tryhorn Thursday March 3, 2005 The funding of public broadcasting in Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands may be in breach of EU competition rules, the European commission warned today. The commission said it had written to the governments of the three countries asking them to justify their funding or suggest changes after a preliminary investigation into complaints from competitors. "Having examined allegations from several complainants, the commission's preliminary view is that the current financing system in these member states is no longer in line with treaty rules requiring member states not to...
  • Official announcement of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. (Satire)

    02/19/2005 1:02:15 AM PST · by Do not dub me shapka broham · 8 replies · 656+ views
    February 19, 2005 | Gerard J. Perry (Jr.)
    Andres Mauel Lopez Obrador: Yes. I know that you haven't heard from me in quite a while. After all, it is hard to keep in touch with my loyal, working class supporters when the filthy, plutocratic scum who have usurped power and are intent on keeping the "PEOPLE'S REVOLUTION" down bring their weight to bear against a proletarian hero such as myself. Many of you may have heard of Interior Minister Santiago Creel, the lackey of Coca-Cola-slurping, American stooge Vincente Fox, and his persistent attempts to suppress the "THE PEOPLE'S REVOLUTION"; the case broguht against me is nothing more than...
  • Leftist party triumphs in Mexican state

    02/07/2005 5:05:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 479+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/7/05 | John Rice - AP
    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - For generations, leftist activists have fought the Institutional Revolutionary Party in the southern state of Guerrero through the ballot box and the rifle. After skirmishes, massacres and hundreds of martyrs, they were celebrating victory Monday with dancing and the honking of horns in the state's famous resort, Acapulco. Official state election results showed former Acapulco Mayor Zeferino Torreblanca with a stunning victory, 55 to 42 percent, over the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which has run Guerrero for 76 years. "After nearly 50 years of social struggle, we have achieved the miracle of the vote," said...
  • The UNFPA is known for sending condoms instead of FOOD to disaster areas.

    01/06/2005 8:28:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 616+ views
    UNFPA Elusive About Abortion Aid for Tsunami Victims The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) describes itself as the "largest international public sector supplier of contraceptives, condoms and other reproductive health essentials," and states that such supplies are "critical to protecting reproductive health in emergency situations." Yet in press releases on its tsunami relief activities, UNFPA steers clear of directly stating that it provides contraceptives or abortion aids. UNFPA may be responding to past public criticism after disclosures that it was providing such supplies. In its January 6 press release, the latest and most explicit to date, UNFPA has requested $28 million...
  • Fox has been outfoxed, and Mexican democracy is in peril

    12/14/2004 9:42:03 PM PST · by Regulator · 54 replies · 1,269+ views
    Dodge City Globe ^ | 08/12/04 | Denise Dresser
    Many Mexicans who voted for Vicente Fox are bewildered. Four years into his term as president, the man who promised to kick the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, out of power forever now seems to have been kidding. The PRI is coming back, winning state election after state election, and Mexico's first president elected in a free and fair race doesn't appear to be doing anything about it. But other Mexicans should, because if the former ruling party returns to office in the next presidential election, in 2006, the country's democracy will have been short-lived. If the PRI returns, it...
  • Salinas' Brother Probably Knew His Killers, Police Say (Brother of Mexican ex-President murdered)

    12/11/2004 4:10:55 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 13 replies · 416+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/11/04 | Marla Dickerson
    MEXICO CITY — The drama surrounding the slaying of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's youngest brother intensified Friday, as authorities said the dead man probably knew his killers. Mexico state's top prosecutor said the investigation was "advancing rapidly," focusing on a "close nucleus" of people associated with 52-year-old businessman Enrique Salinas, who was found strangled Monday in a parked car in an upscale suburb of the capital. "Evidently, there is a relationship between the victim" and the assailants, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, attorney general of Mexico state, said at a news conference. He said several people could be involved....
  • Mexico's Former Ruling Party on the Rise (PRI)

    10/05/2004 3:51:30 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 10 replies · 393+ views
    AP ^ | 10/05/04 | WILL WEISSERT
    MEXICO CITY - The Institutional Revolutionary Party won nearly every Mexican election for seven decades. Thrown into disarray after President Vicente Fox (news - web sites) knocked it from power four years ago, the party has recovered — and is again becoming tough to beat at the ballot box. Fox's failure to live up to the lofty promises of his historic run to the presidency has pushed some voters back to the party known as the PRI, whose leaders are known as dinosaurs because of their adherence to old-guard politics. Some say they just want to go back to what's...
  • Review of Garrison Keillor's "Homegrown Democrat"

    07/26/2004 5:25:32 PM PDT · by Gruffbear · 18 replies · 1,695+ views
    amazon.com ^ | July 26, 2004 | Gruffbear
    I wrote a brief amazon.com review of Garrison Keillor's "Homegrown Democrat," one of the most vile, bigoted tracts published by a major publisher this year. Apparently the lefties have been voting against my review in droves! Please stop by and vote for it. Muchos Gracias!
  • Whither PEMEX?

    05/21/2004 11:20:21 AM PDT · by madfly · 18 replies · 203+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | May 19, 2001 | Allan Wall
    PEMEX (Petróleos Mexicanos) is the world's fifth-largest oil company. It is protected from competition in Mexico, where it enjoys a legal monopoly on the exploration, processing and sale of petroleum. And its privileged status in national mythology affords it a certain immunity from criticism. PEMEX is also in deep trouble. It's heavily-indebted and unable to provide the capital necessary to locate and exploit Mexico's oil deposits. Energy Minister Felipe Calderon recently announced that, without more investment, Mexico's known reserves could be depleted within 13 years. This wasn't the future envisioned by President Lazaro Cardenas, who expelled the foreign oil...
  • Mexico's first lady says she will seek presidency in 2006

    02/10/2004 4:43:21 PM PST · by Int · 43 replies · 381+ views
    EFE ^ | Feb 10
    Mexico's first lady says she will seek presidency Mexico City, Feb 10 (EFE).- First Lady Marta Sahagun's confirmation that she will seek the nation's presidency in 2006 has roiled the waters of Mexican politics and prompted a top jurist to say that if she does indeed become a candidate, her husband, incumbent Vicente Fox, should resign before the end of his term. Asked in a television interview Monday night if she would run - a possibility much debated in the media and on the streets in recent weeks - Sahagun replied: "Speaking truthfully, as we say we should, the...
  • The Bush Amnesty Plan: A Tragedy in Three Acts

    01/31/2004 10:04:43 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 187+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 01-31-04 | Buchanan, William
    The Bush Amnesty Plan: A Tragedy in Three Acts by William Buchanan Posted Jan 30, 2004 Many individual events have occurred during the Bush Administration's tenure. However, there is one theme that consistently flows through the administration's domestic security initiatives. It is an undisguised, almost obsessive effort to eliminate our southern border. Complementing this endeavor is the one and only goal of Mexico's Fox administration—to drive as many Mexicans into the United States as possible. Bush's new "temporary worker" plan, in rapacious pursuit of cheap labor and votes, prefigures national self-destruction, while Fox seeks to maintain the corrupt and oppressive...
  • Pro-Abortion Lawmakers Blash Bush on UNFPA Decision

    07/17/2002 6:08:22 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies · 258+ views
    Accusing the White House of playing political games with the lives of poor women overseas, pro-abortion members of Congress pressed President Bush Tuesday to explain why he has held up $34 million for U.N. family planning programs that have looked the other way as China has implemented a policy of coercive abortions and sterilizations. A group of 48 pro-abortion members of Congress sent a letter to Bush asking that he release the findings of a U.S. delegation that traveled to China in early May to see how the funds are used. The group asked Bush to meet with them so...
  • China enraged by Bush's U.N.-fund pullout

    02/05/2002 10:42:02 PM PST · by kattracks · 15 replies · 346+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/06/02 | Damien McElroy, LONDON SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
    <p>BEIJING — A decision by President Bush to suspend $34 million of funding to a U.N. body accused of assisting forced abortions in China is threatening to cloud his visit to Beijing this month.</p> <p>By withholding the money from the U.N. Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), Mr. Bush has made clear his opposition to China's extreme population-control methods. Beijing is hoping to extend the controls, which restrict the majority of couples to one child, for another generation.</p>
  • 2003 Pro-Life Rallies

    01/20/2003 5:10:27 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 10 replies · 326+ views
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    With the 30th anniversary of the horrible Roe vs Wade ruling upon us, I want to make a compilation of all the pro-life rallies and observances. Please post any rallies that you know of. Hopefully you can make one of these or start your own. 2003 Pro-Life Rallies * CALIFORNIA * Wednesday 22 January SACRAMENTOTHIRTY YEARS OF ROE: A GENERATION LOST a Statewide Leadership Conference. 8am-10am Annual Prayer Breakfast at The Grand, 1215 J Street, Sacramento. (Cost $20 to register) 10:30 a.m. - the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento and Catholics for Life will sponsor a pro-life Mass. 11th and K,...