Estos son algunos extractos de una nota interesante que se publica hoy en el periódico Seattle Times, en su edición electrónica:
Mexican election sure to affect ties with U.S.
By Hector Tobar and Paul Richter
Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY — When Mexican voters pick a new president next month,
the election will be closely watched from north of the border, where
its outcome is certain to have an impact.
A victory by leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador on July 2
would add an emphatic exclamation point to a series of Latin American
elections in which voters roundly rejected the so-called “Washington
consensus,” the model that emphasizes fiscal discipline and the free
During the debate, López Obrador hinted at a more confrontational
approach to Washington if he became president, saying he would order
all 45 Mexican consulates in the United States to establish extensions
of the attorney general’s office to defend the rights of immigrants
“The next president of Mexico is not going to be a puppet of any
foreign government,” López Obrador said. “We will have a relationship
of mutual respect with the North American government.”
If López Obrador were to win, it would mark a turn to the left, “but
to the European social-democratic left of Brazil, Chile and Argentina,
rather than the more populist, authoritarian left of [Venezuela's Hugo]
Chávez and [Bolivia's Evo] Morales,” said Robert Pastor, director of
the Center for North American Studies at American University and a
National Security Council official in the 1970s.
A López Obrador victory “would be a reflection of the fact that the
principal challenge in Mexico remains poverty and inequality,” Pastor
Deveras que los yunques están desesperados por hacer creer a nuestro electorado puras mentiras. Que si Chávez, que si el coco. Y lo malo es que nuestra clase media está estupidizada entre las nubes de los miedos y la imagen de una inexistente inseguridad rampante para reaccionar y darse cuenta del engaño.
Todo está en la cabeza. deveras.