Mexico: Recounts and Protests

As the partial recount of disputed votes gets underway, Ana Maria Salazar says that Sympathizers of the Coalition for the Good of All, blocked major banks across Mexico City. Ceci Connolly describes two articles on the violent birth of a baby and the death of a middle-aged man sleeping among Obrador supporters on Reforma Boulevard as “the entire life cycle.” Bianca J. Ulloa says that 100 Obrador sympathizers marched to the capital airport to block vehicular access (ES). Karin's description of la Reforma jibes with the earlier description by Ricardo Carreon: “Seriously – WHAT A JOKE! The whole road was shut down because they had giant tents (think, outdoor banquet types) covering the whole road, and also a few tents for people to sleep in. But there were, like, NO PEOPLE!!!?!?!? Where the hell were they all? The city has been in chaos because the this road has been closed, and there is not even anyone there chanting or holding signs or anything. I was througoughly disappointed.” Jose Sanchez Zolliker says that Obrador's supporters can learn from those protesting in front of the Secretaría de Hacienda (ES): “they didn't block traffic, nor throw trash, nor impede the passage of any person … they simply protested and made their voice heard; they exercised their rights. Mark in Mexico has an update on the recount and says that not much has changed. The partial recount should be completed by Sunday at the latest.

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