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Mexico’s Election Violence
Is Said to Be Worst in Years

New York Times, by Karla Zabludovsky

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/6/2013 8:44:06 PM

Mexico City - Running for public office in Mexico has long been perilous, with threats, assaults and sometimes outright killings by criminal gangs, political rivals and other opponents. But this season is one of the worst in recent years, some experts say, with at least six candidates killed since February and another wounded in an attack that left her husband and an assistant dead. Party and campaign officials have also been assaulted, their family members targeted and sometimes killed as well. As nearly half of Mexico’s states prepare to hold local elections on Sunday, the outbreak of violence has proved an

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Keeping our borders open and unsecured is sure to help the Mexican people face their devils. This is sad, but never have understood how Spaniards coming here first could not learn to live freely with all the wealth the New World had to offer. Of course, one of the first history books I read was "Conquest of Mexico." It was made clear early on that the Conquistadors were bent on raping and pillaging the Aztecs instead of "converting" them.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Penney, 7/6/2013 9:20:04 PM     (No. 9412009)

Andy Garcia´s inspiring movie based on the historical conflict between religious liberty and tyranny within Mexico during the 1920s, ´´For Greater Glory,´´ is gripping & informative. Mexico´s inner turmoil continues, yet the country has everything which should provide a fine life for everyone there.

Andy Garcia´s movies based upon historical events are inspiring as they portray the demonstrable fact that freedom isn´t free.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 7/6/2013 9:55:02 PM     (No. 9412037)

Mexico is poor because it is corrupt - not the other way around.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 7/6/2013 11:19:18 PM     (No. 9412100)

Mexico is perhaps the greatest threat to our security. The narco-terrorists that run the shadow government are so violent and deadly that even the border is of no consequence to them. The corrupt government, military, and police eliminate any credibility when trying to negotiate for border security. That this is the worst violence in their election process in years is not so much a headline. Now make it that the fairest election in years and it will be worth reading.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lonestarlarry, 7/6/2013 11:41:03 PM     (No. 9412104)

Senators McCain, Graham and a host of others want to import that kind of behavior to the US. If the Reps. In the House can take the heat those amnesty lovers can be defeated.

Folks, we need to secure that border ASAP.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: provide, 7/7/2013 10:06:18 AM     (No. 9412517)

Oh goody. Now Bammie can declare an executive order naming all Mexicans eligible for entry as political refugees.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/7/2013 10:16:32 AM     (No. 9412533)

Would it be cheaper for us if we declared it the 51st State, and cleaned it up and had the resources?

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