Mon Jul 2nd, 2018 at 01:39:15 PM EST
An inspiring first speech by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addressing his supporters from his campaign headquarters in Mexico City:
More below the fold ...
○ Mexico electionresults: López Obrador vows profound change after win | BBC News |
○ Leftist is victor in Mexican vote | The Globe & Mail |
Mexico, a new revolution ...
○ Sick of corruption and of Trump, voters embrace the maverick leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador | The New Yorker |
AMLO considers Mr. Corbyn a great friend!
Corbyn surge raises hopes that Mexico might soon have a friend in No 10 | The Guardian |
Britain's Conservative government has forged close ties with Mexico's Nieto administration, which has been tainted by corruption scandals, worsening violence and accusations of spying on journalists and activists.
And while Theresa May has sought to appease Donald Trump, who has threatened and offended Mexico at every opportunity, Corbyn has become an unlikely source of inspiration for Mexican activists.
Corbyn, whose wife, Laura Álvarez, is Mexican, often speaks at solidarity events organised by London's Mexican community. He has, in parliament, condemned Mexico's media censorship and human rights abuses, and led demonstrations against Nieto's state visit in 2015 while the British government was signing controversial oil deals.
First posted as a comment @BooMan in lead frontpage story ...
Re: The Response to Trump vs. The Response to Obama
Thx Martin ... excellent, great stuff. I called the SCOTUS decision on asylum seekers and the resignation of Kennedy a watershed moment for America. Indeed, a sea change for decades. The mid-term election will be momentous for Freedom in America. Individual freedom can never be wagered for the collective AmericaFirst! of the Trumpistas. NEVER!
May the nations of the European Union grow a spine and tell bully Trump a piece of their mind.
○ The EU is dead by IdiotSavant @EuroTrib on Jul 2nd, 2018