Archive: July 16, 2006 - July 22, 2006

More Surprises in Store?

If you like surprises, Mexico seems to be the place to be these days. Strategists for Andrés Manuel López Obrador -- and the big guy himself -- are hinting at more excitement in the coming weeks as they fight the close-call presidential election results. In an interview with the...

By washingtonpost.com | July 21, 2006; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (118) | TrackBack (0)

Antojitos: The Good News

In the glass-half-full category, Francis Fukuyama sees good news in Mexico's electoral chaos. Writes Fukuyama in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), "There has been a tremendous amount of institutional reform over the past generation throughout Latin America, in ways that enormously improve its prospects for democratic stability and economic...

By washingtonpost.com | July 20, 2006; 2:30 PM ET | Email a Comment | TrackBack (0)

Mexico Restless for a Result

The crowds are getting bigger and his plans are getting grander. Leftist presidential-wannabe Andrés Manuel López Obrador, emboldened by huge turnout at two post-election rallies, is calling for more, more, more. Officials estimated López Obrador's Sunday rally in Mexico City drew close to 1 million people, with many walking...

By washingtonpost.com | July 18, 2006; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (128) | TrackBack (0)

From The Post: Obrador Urges Civil Resistance

The Post's Manuel Roig-Franzia reports on Sunday's rally in Mexico City in support of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The presidential runner-up called for peaceful public pressure to force a vote-by-vote recount of the election. But there are growing fears that protests will become violent. López Obrador stoked the crowd with...

By washingtonpost.com | July 17, 2006; 3:15 PM ET | Comments (7) | TrackBack (0)

 

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