Mexico

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July 7, 2006
Counterpunch
www.counterpunch.org

Mexico’s Surreal Elections: Anatomy of a Fraud Foretold

By JOHN ROSS
Mexico City

Mexican elections are stolen before, during, and after Election Day. Just look at what happened in the days leading up to the tightest presidential election in the nation’s history this past July 2nd.

By law, the parties and their candidates close down their campaigns three days before Election Day. On Wednesday night June 28th as the legal limit hove into sight, a team of crack investigators from the Attorney General’s organized crime unit descended on the maximum security lock-up at La Palma in Mexico state where former Mexico City Finance Secretary Guillermo Ponce awaits trial on charges of misuse of public funds – much of which he appears to have left on Las Vegas crap tables.

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