Sunday, April 10, 2005

 

Tackling corruption in Mexico

Mexico has had problems with corruption since the beginning of time, and this doesn't help their case one bit.
President Vicente Fox on Friday defended a widely unpopular vote to lodge criminal charges against leftist Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, describing it as an "example of legality," while the mayor insisted the action had strengthened his position.

Thursday's party-line vote by the lower House of Congress could knock the popular mayor out of contention for the 2006 presidential race, and threatened to shake many Mexicans' faith in their nascent democracy.

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