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« on: July 01, 2018, 10:08:36 pm »

I figured that a fresh thread is needed now that our American posters will probably start to take note of the inner workings of Mexico in the Obrador Era.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 10:40:39 pm »

Looking forward.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 10:43:42 pm »

Prediction: Mexico will continue to suck.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 11:51:52 pm »

From what I've gathered, AMLO seems to have an extraordinarily fervent base, and he's absolutely brilliant at working a crowd and firing them up. He's especially keen on speaking to and for those who are downtrodden and living in far-out, rural areas. Unfortunately, the specifics of his promises are totally up in the air and the coalition he hobbled up this time around consists of many of those who have contributed to the problem that he promises to fix. The reality is that the massive corruption that has pervaded every level of Mexican government and the overarching influence of organized crime are highly unlikely to be meaningfully solved. He genuinely does have good intentions, but those who he surrounds himself with may be indicative of what is to come.

Despite his faults, though, it's not hard to see why a lot of people consider him the only option. Folks are earnestly hoping for a lot of change from his administration, and he has a high bar to live up to if he wants to leave a towering legacy for future generations to appreciate (Of course, among his core supporters, similarly to Trump, no matter how corrupt his administration may turn out, or how much he fails to substantially fulfill his promises, he may well continue to be the second coming of Christ).

Hopefully, for the sake of Mexico and its inhabitants, he will be able to prove his doubters wrong.


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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 02:41:27 pm »

He's a nationalist AND a socialist...

...that wasn't so good back over half a century ago in Europe.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 05:20:13 pm »

He's a nationalist AND a socialist...

...that wasn't so good back over half a century ago in Europe.

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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 07:20:44 pm »

He's a nationalist AND a socialist...

...that wasn't so good back over half a century ago in Europe.

The Latin American left has always been nationalist and internationalist at the same time. Nationalism in the left is basically anti-imperialism, the feeling that our countries have been victim of international interference (particularly USA). It has no relation with Nazism.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2018, 03:20:28 am »

He's a nationalist AND a socialist...

...that wasn't so good back over half a century ago in Europe.
Socialist nationalism ≠ national socialism
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2018, 09:37:18 am »

Please don't disappoint us too, AMLO.
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018, 10:06:01 am »


Oh, he will. I have low expectations, with the bar being "maybe he can be better than Felipe 'hey let's start a war!' Calderón and Enrique 'five minutes is less than one minute' Peña Nieto".

After all, this is Latin America.
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2018, 01:51:57 pm »

Segob-designate Sánchez Cordero endorses the legalization of recreational marijuana.
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 05:09:49 pm »

I've elected to share Hashemite's excellent write-up re: the proposed Obrador Cabinet from when he announced it last year.

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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 06:46:03 pm »

Seems like his first agenda
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-crime/incoming-mexican-president-to-seek-negotiated-peace-in-drug-war-idUSKBN1JW22S
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Let’s see what this comes to.
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2018, 02:35:23 pm »

From what I've gathered, AMLO seems to have an extraordinarily fervent base, and he's absolutely brilliant at working a crowd and firing them up. He's especially keen on speaking to and for those who are downtrodden and living in far-out, rural areas. Unfortunately, the specifics of his promises are totally up in the air and the coalition he hobbled up this time around consists of many of those who have contributed to the problem that he promises to fix. The reality is that the massive corruption that has pervaded every level of Mexican government and the overarching influence of organized crime are highly unlikely to be meaningfully solved. He genuinely does have good intentions, but those who he surrounds himself with may be indicative of what is to come.

Despite his faults, though, it's not hard to see why a lot of people consider him the only option. Folks are earnestly hoping for a lot of change from his administration, and he has a high bar to live up to if he wants to leave a towering legacy for future generations to appreciate (Of course, among his core supporters, similarly to Trump, no matter how corrupt his administration may turn out, or how much he fails to substantially fulfill his promises, he may well continue to be the second coming of Christ).

Hopefully, for the sake of Mexico and its inhabitants, he will be able to prove his doubters wrong.
(emphasis mine) I pretty much agree with this perspective. So do ag and Hash, people with way more actual experience with Mexico and its politics. I find all the dewy optimism coming from certain sectors of the Left to be darkly hilarious. The PRI didn't die, it just went under new ownership. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2018, 03:05:35 pm »

Thanks for the vote of confidence in my (old) effortposts, AndrewCA.

There's already been the first cabinet shuffle, before there's even officially a cabinet: Marcelo Ebrard, former mayor of CDMX/DF (2006-2012), will be foreign secretary, while Héctor Vasconcelos, elected to the Senate, will take his seat there. Ebrard has had a far rockier relationship with AMLO and is certainly no 'loyalist' (he was the protégé of Manuel Camacho Solís), but he has extensive contacts in the US with both Democrats and Republicans. He was head of whatever the United Nation's Global Network on Safer Cities is between 2012 and 2014, lived abroad for a while after a failed political comeback in 2015 and campaigned for Hillary in 2016.
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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2018, 06:51:52 pm »

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-politics-energy/mexicos-next-president-aims-to-end-foreign-fuel-imports-in-three-years-idUSKBN1JX10P

He’s cutting off energy exports. Funny thing is I remembered there being news on protests regarding privatization of the national oil company. Mexico is also an oil importer who just sells it to the US. Similar to Egypt selling gas to Israel.
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2018, 11:37:05 pm »

What has Gómez Álvarez been up to following the Edomex election?
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2018, 11:04:52 am »

What has Gómez Álvarez been up to following the Edomex election?

Delfina was elected to the Senate as one of the 'first majority' candidates in Edomex, along with her local political mentor, the corrupt old left-wing cacique of Texcoco, Higinio Martínez Miranda.
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2018, 10:54:42 am »



Challenge: who is the dumbest person in this picture? More difficult than you thought!

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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2018, 04:47:27 pm »
« Edited: August 01, 2018, 04:52:06 pm by Hash »

INEGI's homicide statistics for 2017 confirm that last year was, to date, the most violent year on record with 31,174 murders. For the last few years, INEGI's numbers have always a bit higher than the government's data (from the National Public Security System of SEGOB), which for 2017 reported 24,893 cases and 28,711 victims. INEGI's data provides a homicide rate of 25/100,000 inhabitants for 2017, which is also the highest ever recorded. The homicide rate reported by the SNSP (which was 20.5 for 2017, iirc) is calculated on the number of cases rather than victims, so I suppose INEGI's higher rate is more accurate.

The previous high, in 2011 (at the 'peak' of the so-called 'drug war') was 27,213. There have been over 20,000 murders annually since 2010.

INEGI's data can be broken down by several categories, which provides interesting though deeply morbid and disturbing data:

89% of victims were males (27,771), against 3,324 females. This means that the homicide rate for Mexican males only is 46/100,000 males.

By age:
216 were younger than 10
229 were between 10 and 14
2,351 were between 15 and 19
4,505 were between 20 and 24
4,730 were between 25 and 29
4,419 were between 30 and 34
3,862 were between 35 and 39
3,213 were between 40 and 44
2,181 were between 45 and 49
1,460 were between 50 and 54
985 were between 55 and 59
1,716 were older than 60

38% were younger than 30
65% were younger than 40

38% were single, 44% were married or in a relationship

13.5% had not completed primary school, 18% had a high school education or higher

At least 58% were killed on a street or other public road

Full data: http://www.inegi.org.mx/sistemas/olap/Proyectos/bd/continuas/mortalidad/DefuncionesHom.asp?s=est&c=28820&proy=mortgral_dh
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2018, 11:44:58 am »

Welcome home, King.
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« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2019, 03:56:23 pm »

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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019, 10:13:27 am »

Mexico wants firms to revise contracts so electric rates don't rise
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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2019, 02:22:14 am »

Good, but there shouldn't be "private energy companies" to begin with.
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2019, 05:36:18 pm »

Mexico's national guard won't be military-led
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It’s for the best that any effective security force in Mexico not be connected to the PRI-dominated, and thus corrupt, military. Good that the Drug War is tackled through civilian choice and smarts, instead of the money-making security scheme cooked up by his predecessors.
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