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« on: September 28, 2016, 10:23:05 PM »
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As Trump has tapped into a dissatisfaction with the political status quo in the US, his stance toward Mexico appears to have bolstered the position of a Mexican presidential candidate who has the same anti-establishment appeal.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, often referred to as AMLO, has twice run for Mexico's presidency, losing narrowly in 2006 and again by 6 points to Peña Nieto in 2012 — and he's set to run again in 2018.
'If Trump were to win ... Lopez Obrador would have a field day"

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-andres-manuel-lopez-obrador-and-populism-in-mexico-2016-8


i know none of you care about mexico, but this would be a disaster.  amlo is a megalomaniac that either can't or doesn't care to distinguish truth from fiction.  a cross between trump and chavez.


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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 10:49:32 PM »
unfortunately, some people think you have to fight fire with fire.

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 01:23:35 AM »
is he like that Filipino guy? dude is nuts!

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 06:14:20 AM »
If he's elected that Secure Border Fence Act that Sen. Hillary Clinton voted a resounding YES on, may need to be dusted off.

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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 06:26:45 AM »
“I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigrants.”  Sen. Hillary Clinton on WABC Radio.

I don't think we have much to worry about.  Hillary will take care of securing the border.

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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 07:05:13 AM »
Does the elected government in Mexico really have a ton of power?  I thought the cartel ran the joint.
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2016, 08:31:49 AM »
is he like that Filipino guy? dude is nuts!
I have a few Filipino facebook friends and they love that guy and post articles about him all the time! And he's crazy!

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2016, 08:43:51 AM »
Mexico's Gary Johnson with a personality.

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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2016, 02:25:31 PM »
Does the elected government in Mexico really have a ton of power?  I thought the cartel ran the joint.

they have a federal system, like the us, but their federal level is proportionally stronger and the states weaker.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2016, 02:27:17 PM »
you're right sys, i don't really care
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2016, 02:32:38 PM »
you're right sys, i don't really care

i bet you enjoyed that dax immediately posted about clinton in a mexican politics thread though.
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2016, 02:33:13 PM »
i didn't mean to imply that i don't care about this thread
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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2016, 02:33:47 PM »
is he like that Filipino guy? dude is nuts!
I have a few Filipino facebook friends and they love that guy and post articles about him all the time! And he's crazy!

Seems like Duarte will let you, as a private citizen, shoot pretty much whoever you want as long as you tell the cops afterward that they tried to sell you drugs.  I can't believe that country hasn't turned in to the "He's coming right at me!" hunting episode of South Park yet. 

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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2016, 02:37:05 PM »
Sounds like the squawks would love this AMLO guy.

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"a lot of political rhetoric is picking a slice of "elites" and positioning yourselves against them."

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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2017, 08:10:15 AM »
Dax needs to rip Barry now to complete the bump

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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2017, 10:24:12 AM »
Does the elected government in Mexico really have a ton of power?  I thought the cartel ran the joint.
I was on trade mission once, and was told by a guy who's family has corona beer that 10 families control everything.

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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2018, 08:14:02 PM »
https://www.economist.com/news/americas/21737291-modernising-presidential-candidate-has-best-chance-defeating-left-wing

amlo is way up in the polls, but if the priistas fall in with pan, he can be stopped.  seems unlikely, but it's the only way.  the election is in july.
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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2018, 09:27:39 PM »
Which one won't leave office a billionaire? That's the one they should vote for.

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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2018, 09:34:27 PM »
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A politician who is poor is a poor politician
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« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2018, 06:37:15 PM »
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Investors are running away from Mexican stocks as leftist pulls ahead in the polls

Mexico's benchmark stock index, the S&P/BMV IPC, plummeted 7.6 percent in May, marking its biggest one-month decline since February 2009. The move lower in Mexican stocks comes as Lopez Obrador, better known as AMLO, extended his lead over his opponents last month. "There was an expectation that he would win, but that he would have a check from other parties in congress," notes an analyst from UBS. "If he wins by a landslide, it is a given that his party, Morena, will get significant participation in congress. It's not clear that they will get the 51 percent majority, but it's certainly possible," he says.

it seems like pretty much a done deal now.  he's ran as much more of a moderate than he has in the past (also basically refusing to say anything in the debate i watched), we'll see what he does when he's in office.
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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2018, 10:15:30 AM »
You watched the Mexican presidential debate?  You must be second language fluent

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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2018, 01:46:51 PM »
i watched one of them.  i used to be pretty fluent, i've gotten much worse since living in the us full time.
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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2018, 02:50:40 PM »
Is putin meddling down there too?
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2018, 03:04:17 PM »
Is putin meddling down there too?

i doubt it.  or they might be, but they don't need to be.  amlo has had a base of support for decades, and with the other parties essentially discrediting each other over the last couple of presidential cycles the general view, or at least a majority view is that there's no other viable option.  there's also a shift towards him because he's represented an anti-american, nafta-sceptical view for decades and for obvious reasons, that appeals to voters right not.

also voters are weird.  my wife just decided she's going to vote for amlo because he's going to win anyways.  she's been talking about how bad he is for years.
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