Originally Posted by samsung101
Mexico will vote for a new President on July 2nd.
The left wing candidate is leading, but, not by much.
The right wing candidate has been gaining.
Calderon v. Obrador.
Obrador is the socialist, but, not as bad as Chaves
dictator style politics. He is the anti-Fox, anti-Salinas,
anti-PRI candidate. Very appealing, charismatic, and
a little loopy. Promising everything under the sun for
the working poor, which is most of Mexico.
Should be interesting.
He has said he thinks illegal immigration to the USA
is a disgrace for Mexico. I agree. But, he's not against
people going to the USA for work. I don't quite figure
how that meshes.
Anyway, I'll assume he'll win.
He'll probably fail like all the other Mexican presidents
have in changing the nation. A nation with oil and
minerals, and a hard working population, beautiful
landscape, should do better than it does.
He is not anti-American.
He is pro-socialism.
He has not embraced Morales or Chaves in his
speeches, so that's good. But,it could just be
he's biding his time until he wins.
Fox and Chaves hate each other.
It will be interesting to see how Americans who live
in Mexico are treated or how their property is treated:
as Americans can't really own property outright there.
Will American companies no longer feel welcome there?
Will they close up their border companies and move to
Central America or Asia?
Personally, I don't think his election will have a huge
shift in American policy with Mexico. We pretty much
bend over backwards to help their govt.'s and illegal
aliens, and they pretty much hate us. Salinas was a crook. He can't even go back to Mexico.
Fox has been a disappointment.
Unemployment is up. Drug cartels are rampant.
Illegal immigration is way up. What did Fox do?
I can see how they'd vote for a new party and a new
guy. The PRI still controls the nation up and down.
Fist of all Roberto Madrazo is still in the running.
has promised lots of things(example. inmediatley he assumes the presidence the salary will raised to all .everydoby is going to win more) and more stuff that I don't think he will be able to do. He has lot of support of the poor people" el pueblo" lets say.
I don't think he will be a good president with him I'm sure that we will ahev another crisis
I don't want that.
Felipe Calderon seems to be the good one first of all he is from PAN (the same as Fox) and to continue under the regime of PAN will be good to see if it really works.
Fox couldn't do much 'cos the fucking senate didn't aloud him to do anything. and also PRI has governated México for 75 years and Fox was the first president that wasn't involved with PRi.
And its hard to change or fix all the shit that PRI did during all those years of goverment and its impossible to do it in 6 years.
México is a country that posseses good oil,minerals(the place where I live is the most important miner center of México) and also in friut, vegetables and trigues etc etc etc,
the problem is we don't use the money correctly.
Fox and Chaves hate each other yeah you are rigth but Chaves is with Z not with S
Sálinas de Gortari is a son of a bitch but he still can be in México
he has been here several times since his goverment ended.
chingas a tu madre¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡lacra.