Mexico, Elections

by Miguel de Icaza

Am going back to Mexico to vote on this Sunday's election.

Am voting for Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO/PRD).

The smear campaign against AMLO has been quite intense, a few mexicans in Barcelona told me the most amazing stories. The rumors being spread include "If AMLO wins, four families will be forced to live in an appartment", "AMLO is being financed by Fidel Castro", "If AMLO wins, you will only be able to buy food with food coupons from the state".

It sounds like a list of recycled cold-war era propaganda.

That's the kind of thing you have to make up, when your candidate gets caught up in a corruption scandal using a creative setup and mis-using federal information.

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Posted on 28 Jun 2006