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Communist Presidential Candidate Has Mexico On the Brink of “Pulling a Venezuela” #Mexico #Trump #BuildTheWall

America is slowly awakening to the fact that Communists have infiltrated America at every level. The Democratic Party would be more accurately renamed to the Communist, Socialist, or Marxist Party, because their policies so closely match those of the Communist Agenda. The same thing has happened in Canada, in Venezuela and now, Mexico.

The Americas are fast becoming a cesspool of failed Marxist ideologies, and everyone will pay the price for it.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s campaign rhetoric can make him sound like a Mexican Donald Trump.

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The Marxist front-runner in Mexico’s presidential race is overtly nationalistic, pushes “Mexican people first” policies and peppers his speeches with anti-establishment slogans that thrill the working-class Mexicans who flock to his rallies.

But while his style might be distinctly Trumpian, his policy prescriptions could not be more different. Indeed, the election of the former mayor of Mexico City could be disastrous for Trump and his administration, creating an even more charged relationship between the two countries that could reduce cooperation on border security, trade and immigration.

That worries U.S. politicians and business leaders, including House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, who was not shy about expressing his disdain for López Obrador at an event last fall hosted by the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, reports Politico.

“I do not want to see President [López] Obrador take office next year,” McCaul said, adding he fears the Trump administration could increase those chances if it mishandles talks on revamping the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

McCaul and others fret that Trump himself could help put López Obrador over the top by following through on his threat to pull out of NAFTA — a development likely to produce more voter frustration that López Obrador could capitalize on.

Political scientists credit AMLO’s rise this election cycle mostly to his attacks on Mexico’s political class and its ineffectual leadership. His third candidacy comes amid growing outcry against state corruption and dissatisfaction with Peña Nieto’s administration and his Institutional Revolutionary Party, known in Spanish by the acronym PRI, as violence and corruption have escalated. He has built momentum with Labor rights advocates say that although Mexico’s economy has expanded in the past 20 years, wages are still low and the working class has little upward mobility.

“The anger against the political class is much stronger now than it was in previous elections,” Shifter said. When Peña Nieto was elected, there was hope the PRI party “would be transformed. There’s been widespread disappointment and [López Obrador] has been able to capitalize on that.”

AMLO also has the advantage of not needing to sway a majority of Mexican voters. The next president may win with just a plurality of votes because of many third-party candidates. That makes it possible that the next Mexican president could be win with under 30 percent of the vote because Mexico has no run-off system.

Although recent poll numbers are in López Obrador’s favor, it remains possible that the PRI’s recently named candidate, former Finance Minister José Antonio Meade, could pull out a win. The National Action Party, Mexico’s other major party that held power from 2000 to 2012, is running as part of a “For Mexico in Front” coalition with two center-left parties. The more right-leaning party’s former president, Ricardo Anaya Cortés, is expected to be the coalition’s candidate.

Meade remains an uncontroversial pick as a career official who has led multiple ministries — including Energy, Foreign Affairs, Finance and Social Development — under the administrations of two different political parties.

Meade, who has a Yale University Ph.D. in economics, has also positioned himself as the best equipped to handle the future of the Mexican economy, an argument helped by his time running the finance ministry. This stands in contrast to López Obrador, who has little experience in foreign affairs.


Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
January 7th, 2017

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