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 Posted: Sat Jun 30th, 2018 02:38 am
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Back to the question posed in Hook’s original post, my Mexican (women) friends have expressed hope for positive changes if AMLO wins.  Vamos a ver.


I found it interesting when channel surfing today on my MegaCable TV channels, looking for the latest poll numbers, that the FOX News channel has ‘suspended transmission until July 2’, after the election results.
I haven’t glued myself to the Mexican CNN channel, or the many local news channels, but when surfing have not seen any poll numbers like I thought I would.  Most of the stories and debate panels I have seen are on the immigration topics and the EE UU separating kids from parents.


Maybe tomorrow will be different...

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Hook wrote: Here is the LATEST source of the story.

Mexico Daily News seems to be an online source that scours the Mexican press, govt records, etc. and writes their own stories in English. But they always give their sources, if it was not completely originated by one of their writers.

Must have been three more since they posted the original story I was alluding to on the 28th. Now up to 132. They are going back to last September; calling that the ".....start of the electoral process."

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/half-of-political-violence-in-just-five-states-consultancy/


You'll notice in the top right corner that they are using the same foriegn security firm as their only source as previously noted.I personally think this is fake news.

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Votes have been sold, and it is a sure bet that they will be processed on election day pulling some votes from AMLO.

So it depends if the rest of his base gets out to vote, and with the election coming on Sunday instead of Monday, these folks have to take time away from their families on their only day off to legally cast theirs. So even with a 10-15% difference in the polls, it still depends on the turnout according to the Wall Street Journal and other papers less swayed by Mexican political parties.
A lot of AMLO policies echo Trump's apeal to votoers by basically saying lets make Mx great again, so like you say we'll see.

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Well, you're certainly not likely to get accurate figures from the government. They are famous for shortchanging the number of dead and missing. Most people now rely on press sources for accurate numbers in Mexico.

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i went to see the movie SICARIO last night in guaymas, i left the theater feeling naked without a pistol strapped to my hip!

Attachment: armed.jpg (Downloaded 125 times)

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I trust La Economista, who names thr folks killed in each state, more than a Venzeuela based security firm trying to build their their business in Mexico by exagerating numbers of deaths.


Unfortunate killing spree in Boise last night huh.

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my wife went to vote in miramar this morning, at 8:30 am  i received a call from her stating she was having a difficult time finding parking and there had to be 150 plus people in line to vote!

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6:15 pm MEADE of PRI concedes!

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Yes, i’m Watching the press conference where that was just announced on Milenio TV

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6:20 anaya concedes PAN


it appears the new president elect of mexico is Adres Maneul Lopez Obrador

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Bullshipper wrote: I trust La Economista, who names thr folks killed in each state, more than a Venzeuela based security firm trying to build their their business in Mexico by exagerating numbers of deaths.


Unfortunate killing spree in Boise last night huh.


I saw nine stabbings in one incident, but no deaths. Some crazy idiot at a three year olds birthday party. 


Not like the organized stuff in Mexico. Very different. They get their victims down here.


So, how many is La Economista reporting?



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Here is a story from the BBC from 4 hours ago that claims over 130 deaths since last Sept...





https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44671462



Mexico election: Polls closing after campaign marred by violenceAFPA woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Oaxaca statePolls are closing across Mexico in elections marred by some of the worst political violence for decades.
More than 130 candidates and political workers have been killed since campaigning began in September.
The presidential frontrunner is Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 64, the left-wing former mayor of Mexico City who has pledged to crack down on corruption.
The coalition led by his party, Morena, could oust the two parties that have governed Mexico for nearly a century. 
Third time lucky?Analysis by Will Grant, BBC News, Mexico
This has been the most violent election campaign in Mexico in living memory. Now that voting day has arrived, however, many Mexicans see it as an opportunity to remove the government that has led the country to this point.
Millions of ordinary Mexicans are angry at President Enrique Peña Nieto and his administration, particularly over the sluggish economy and widespread corruption, crime and impunity. 
The man widely expected to replace him, Andrés Manuel López Obrador who is often referred to just by his initials Amlo, was the runner-up in the last two presidential elections.
AFPAndrés Manuel López Obrador gives a thumbs-up as he leaves the polling stationHe has made tackling corruption the central plank of his election platform, promising to improve wages and pensions by stamping out rampant abuses by the state and the political and business elites. 
His opponents, including the centre-right candidate, Ricardo Anaya, have tried to paint him as a populist and a dangerous maverick who cannot be trusted with the economy. 
Most polls suggest, however, that a majority of voters have not listened to that message and are prepared to hand Mr López Obrador the presidency, third time around.
How has election day unfolded?Long queues of voters formed outside schools and community centres as polling day progressed but two more killings of party members were reported - one a member of the Workers' Party in the western state of Michoacan and the other a member of the governing PRI party in the central state of Puebla.
Some 88 million people have been eligible to vote, and have been choosing not only a president but also 128 senators and 500 deputies in Congress as well as state and local officials.
A huge crowd gathered outside the polling station in Mexico City's Tlalpan district to watch Mr López Obrador cast his vote.
He called the election "historic" and told reporters: "We represent the possibility of real change".
ReutersAndrés Manuel López Obrador, (L) has been the front-runner ahead of Jose Antonio Meade (C) and Ricardo AnayaHis closest rival looks to be Mr Anaya who heads a centre-right coalition. The candidate for the governing PRI party is José Antonio Meade, a former finance minister.
Polling stations began closing at 18:00 local time (23:00 GMT) and the first results are expected in the coming hours.
What is at stake?If Mr López Obrador wins this time, he will end the dominance in Mexican politics of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the National Action Party (PAN).
He has referred to them as being part of the same "mafia of power". 

Five things you need to know about Andrés Manuel López Obrador or "Amlo"Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America and a major oil exporter. However, oil prices have dropped and the Mexican currency, the peso, has fallen sharply against the dollar.

Mexico election: A grieving widow defies the drug cartelsMore than 40% of the population lives in poverty. High levels of corruption and violence have led some companies to pull out of the worst affected areas. 
Mexico has a reputation for being one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.
Taking on the Trump administrationEven before his own election, US President Donald Trump has continuously attacked Mexico over migration and trade.
Who the next Mexican president will be and how he deals with President Trump and his plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) and build a border wall will therefore be key to US-Mexican relations.
Mr López Obrador has been the most critical of Mr Trump on the campaign trail. He has said he will make the US president "see reason". 
But on the matter of children being separated from their migrant parents at the US border, Mr Anaya went further than Mr López Obrador, saying that "it reminds me of what the Nazis did in WWII, it's completely unacceptable".
Mr Meade has also criticised President Trump over the tariffs the US recently imposed on Mexican steel.

If Nafta trade deal was a hamburger...
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The New York Times also ran an article today about all the killings. But I believe they used the same source on the number of dead candidates and campaign workers.

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Seems the common folks are finally voting Anti-establishment. I have been Anti-establishment since the early '70s.

1st Trump in the US and now AMLO in Mexico...I am Not talking about their individual political persuasion just making the point that folks are fed up with the establishment.

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mexico held a legal democratic election!! the people spoke!!


100 hundred years ago, things where not so democratic, pancho villa and emilio zapata came to the forefront of the desperately needed change!


we should all be proud of what they have managed to accomplish!


time will tell, we can all hope and pray for the best!


VIVA MEXICO!!!

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When does he take office?

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I am glad the speculation is over. I sincerely hope he can fulfill his promises of fighting corruption and helping the poor.

Hard to say if policies for ex pats will change. Time will tell.

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Dec 1, Bart.

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it is being reported that Sara Valles is going to be the next mayor of guaymas>

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My God, Dec 1? That's a long time away.

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