The End

We will no longer be updating the Mexico Votes blog. For Mexico news, bookmark Mexico City bureau chief Manuel Roig-Franzia or check the latest wires.

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We will miss your posts. Thanks for this playgound for ignorant fools that love to rant like me.

Please do start a new WPost blog soon. Please, please, please!!!

Posted by: rodolfo | September 13, 2006 08:25 PM

Come On Ceci, this Friday night is going to be a real showdown, you´ve got to give us the run down on that....

Thanks for your posts and the space to rant.

Posted by: PeterN | September 13, 2006 08:47 PM

Thank you and good luck!

Posted by: pasilla | September 13, 2006 10:06 PM

And thanks for putting up with us. Good work.

Posted by: Ariel R. Orellana | September 13, 2006 10:22 PM

Ceci, thank you so much for this space... you have no idea how much I'm going to miss it!

Good luck and thank you again!

Posted by: bunburina | September 13, 2006 10:32 PM

This has been a very good forum for stimulating thought and reflection. I am grateful to Ceci and the Post for the space and to the participants for their ideas and, yes, their rants!

¡Viva México K. Vronnes!

Posted by: K. Vronna | September 13, 2006 11:23 PM

Let us keep posting here, please!!!

Posted by: Jerry B | September 13, 2006 11:24 PM

It ain't over til it's over. Don't let that fat lady near the stage!

Posted by: K. Vronna | September 13, 2006 11:25 PM

K.Vronna, JerryB,

The fat lady wants to sing, she ain't on the stage yet. Chances are we keep barking at the moon she won't make her fat bottom be seen. Tomorrow night is going to be a whopper: Two prima donnas hate each other and will appear on stage, same time, same day, same Zocalo. Let the rants get going!

It will be the battle of the megabocinas.

Posted by: rodolfo | September 14, 2006 06:55 AM

I am flying to Las Vegas and I am checking this new, it was nice having you here and thanks for your point of view, I like to check the american point of view.
When I read THE END, I was thinking the end of the AMLO comedian show and it is in fact because going to the airport at 4:30 AM, I cross Reforma Avenue and there is no more camping no more tents and no AMLO followers, so that's it AMLO = I AM LOoser.
Carlos Fuentes said yesterday in Spain: AMLO was arguing that there were a fraud only in the president votes not the deputies that his party won, neither the senate that his party won, neither the Mexico City governor chair that his party won, so only the president chair that he and his party were defeated. Why on earth he did not request a fraud on those votes too? simply answer he is pees off that he lost a campaign due to his overconfidence and the very bad management of his campaign, orchested by enemies in his own house people such as Camacho Solis & Gonzalez Noroña & Marti Batres, all of them are the worst advisors in the world, they can make a book of how to make to loose a candidate for presidency in Latin America.

Posted by: adrian | September 14, 2006 07:00 AM

posting at the washington post;
has a good ring to it, and it's great sport for the mind... it will be missed by all of us who care what happens in Mexico and not just what happens to its borders.

it has been a great opportunity and very appropriate; this happens less often than the world cup, olympics, or US presidential race. every six year we get a new powerful leader in north america to preside over a dynamic emerging nation. the last election may have been more historic, but this election was more significant and had more teeth.

the nation almost took a giant step backwards towards financial recklessness, populism, and anti-americanism. it is far easier to wreck finances than to build institutions, democracy, trade, and employment.

i am grateful to the post for letting us get these things off our chests and put our concerns on public display internationally.

Posted by: eljefejesus | September 15, 2006 02:24 AM


now back home I check the newspapers and Lopez is still on the show, in a first thought I said "my goodness this guy is so stubborn" but then later I thought Lopez has no other choice his back is against the wall he has to do it: to deal with the monster he creates = all his fans, and they want to see more show.
What would happen if Lopez simply and easy say: "ok I agree with TRIFE decision that Calderon won the president elections" all his fans would be disappointed of the great revel he is considered to be" but in the other hand we see the PRD deputies and the PRD senators supporting and helping Fox issues, such as last Fox result speech of his period and the ceremony of the independence day in Dolores Hidalgo, all this ceremony acts were expected to become violent riots according to Lopez words but at the end nothing happened, (just dog barking), so that's the name of the game Lopez is the bullfighter of his fans saying what his fans want to hear but in the other hand solving and trading with the current government and the future government as well. We will see more show but nothing will happen the recent story events indicates it so.
I completely agree with eljefejesus regarding that it is a great opportunity to express in an international arena freely what we thought and being honest all this process is new for us in a democracy in development.
So Ceci thanks for your reports and thanks for the Washington Post opportunity to say our point of view.

Posted by: adrian | September 19, 2006 01:53 AM

Ceci, I thank you very much for this blog.

It provided the opportunity to expose the ugly left we have in our country: violent and authoritarian, thanks to this blog, many Americans realized that the PRD and and many of their followers are profoundly anti-americans and anti-semitic, and that they openly support dictators the like of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.
These South American Dictators are running their own agenda to destabilize and to set up satellite governments in other countries of latin-america. They hate democracy, Fidel Castro has been in power for 50 years already and Hugo Chavez is doing exactly the same. They carry the flag of the poor and disenfranchised, they carry the flag of the anti-imperialism, but they are intolerant dictators who opprese and eliminate the political opposition in their own countries, the right to disagree is treason for them.

The same terrible fate was awaiting Mexico with AMLO, who was getting ready to follow on the steps of these tropical dictators, and in a more demagogical way.

His demagogical speech, alledgedly to help the poor and the old with monthly subsidies gave him many votes and almost made him President.

We have been spared of a terrible dictator, yet the same imbecile pseudo-intellectuals who supported this dictator-wanna-be are still there in our country:
Denise Dresser, Raymundo Riva Palacio, Denise Maerker, Ricardo Rocha, Julio Hernandez, Francisco Cardenas, Monsivais, Granados Chapa, Ciro Gomez-Leyva and all the other brain-washed UNAM pseudo analists and journalists who supported AMLO and his thugs and their dictatorial and totalitarian ambitions, they are all still there and they will come back with another equally totalitarian candidate the next time around.

They love their own freedom but they believe the mayority of Mexicans shouldn't have it. As typical leftist intellectuals, they think freedom to elect the government belongs only to the educated and learned ideologist.

They will continue to write conspiracy theories about the Mexican elections, although this time they don't have many evidences.

Their demi-god AMLO lost and they are hurt so bad they are spilling their bitterness in our newspapers and radio and tv political shows.

Felipe Calderon won, Mexico is saved and we can look forward to a better future. Hopefully AMLO will be the last populist to try to become candidate in our history.


Posted by: emptyboxes | September 19, 2006 07:08 AM

Thank you for all the great news that you posted along the pre and post election. We have seen that the "RIGHT" thing to do always wins over the bad things. AMLO is not a bad person but he is idealized in something that will never exist in Mexico. His ideas are concentrated in not of the "left" wing but on a anti-democratic imperialism trying to opress all the great changes that the 2000-2006 gov. has left Mexico. There are problems in all the gov. in the world that wont be fixed from the morning to the night but I can honestly say, because I lived it, that democracy has taken a step forward in Mexico and not backwards as AMLO wanted. And a FYI AMLO are not his original initials it's MALO. Thanks

Posted by: JPO | September 20, 2006 09:57 AM

Thank you Ceci, nice space during this interesting times, Viva Felipe Calderon and Viva Mexico!!!

Posted by: A. Ramos | September 21, 2006 12:02 AM

Maybe MALO can declare himself "titere legitimo" de Col. Hugo Chavez....

Posted by: Jerry B | September 21, 2006 12:24 AM

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