Why is it so important to understand not only our own government but also the government of neighboring/other countries? I don’t know, but it is important.
For a lot of people in the states they have no idea what is going on with the Mexican elections. I am in France and they do a better job here of organizing and spreading the word then in the states (are we surprised)?
Anyway, there is a lot of unhappy citizens in Mexico which could potentially lead to a civil war but will most likely end up in violent riots, which we do not want.
So what is happening in Mexico right now you might ask. Let me do some splainin’
The campaigning took place last year and the first half of this year. We have two major players #1. Andres Manuel Lopez (the good guy) #2. Enrique Pena Nieto, president elect and resident evil.
The problem with the election lies in the voting process. The amount of fraud that took place is ridiculous and the fact that Televista (the largest TV network in Mexico) is a Pena Nieto supporter does not help. Let’s start with the fact that Pena Nieto spent 8.2 million dollars on debit cards to pass out in poverty stricken communities. He promised the people that there was anywhere from 100 pesos or more on the cards allowing them to buy enough food for the week or more for them and their families. When the people took them to the stores there was no more then 5 or 10 pesos on the cards. The gesture on Pena Nieto’s part is nice… if you are not running for president of a country.
Next he sent kids aged 8 to 10 into the voting booths with people who promised to vote for him, to make sure they actually did vote for him. WTF?!? That does not smell like democracy to me.
He won the election by 6 points and that is only because he illegally persuaded uneducated voters. Educated voters are up-in-arms, as they should be. They are rioting in all the major cities but guess what!? Remember how I said Televista supports Pena Nieto, yeah they are broadcasting celebrity weddings instead of the riots. Their main goal is the keep the whole deal quite so other countries don’t step in.
It reads Pena the TV is yours.Mexico is ours.
It doesn’t end there though, it actually gets a lot more crazy. From what I have heard (What I am about to say has not been proven in the court of law) Pena Nieto was having an affair with a man who was affiliated with his presidential camp. His wife walked in on the two sleeping together and later that exact same night she “died” of a “seizure,” mind you they have three kids together. One month later he marries a movie star and the man he was allegedly sleeping with is exiled to America for safe keeping.
This is pretty crazy stuff right? So there is a group of young adults who started a movement called yo soy 132 (I am 132) and they are fighting to get a reelection and a fair one at that. Check them out.
So why is it so important to know what is going on in other countries? You tell me. Do you think America should do something if it did get out of hand down there, or have we stuck our nose in enough business? Do you think their should be a re-election? Is it right that just because a majority of a country is living in poverty and uneducated that their government can have close to absolute power? Are they talking about this in hte states right now?