Friday, July 07, 2006

Another Stolen Election: Mexico

John Ross and Greg Palast have the goods on how the Mexican election was stolen from PRD candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. In a scene reminiscent of the US 2000 Presidential Elections, millions of votes were made to disappear, and a complete ballot-by-ballot recount rebuffed by both the government and the election authorities that are also under the thumb of the government. It seems also that every trick was pulled to suppress the left vote in keeping with Mexico's history but also learning new techniques from the US.

What to do? There will be street protests on Saturday, but the media has already beginning mounting a campaign in support of the "official" winner, the PAN candidate Calderon. Things might get hairy -- will the Mexican people let their rights be trampled, or will they stand up the orchestrated attempt to dispossess them once again?

[Palast | Ross]

While Ross has been reporting from Mexico, Palast will fly in again to investigate the story even deeper.