|English | Español||February 22, 2018 | Issue #59|
Lopez Obrador Continues his Tour in Oaxaca
PRI Goons Go Along to Hassle Him
By Nancy Davies
“Among shows of affection, the “Legitimate President ” continues his tour through the Mixteca
D.R. 2009 Noticias
Nevertheless, during the kissing and speeches the cop, later identified as Andrés Melchor Hernandez, stationed the armed men in the center of town, thus intimidating, not guarding the town population.
The tour, which will require a month, was accompanied by a lesser state official named Salvador Osorio Saucillo, who arrived in various municipalities of the Mixteca ahead of AMLO and handed out denigrating material. He was accompanied by PPE men in civilian clothes; all the public acts of AMLO’s tour were videographed “to keep informed” his superiors. Osorio Saucillo, questioned by reporters, told them in a sarcastic voice that he had orders to “guarantee security” for the visitors.
Andrés Melchor Hernandez making the “Rosqueseñal” The caption asks, “And this is authority?”
D.R. 2009 Noticias
Does any of this surprise us? The senators Cue and Jara denounced this “dirty war” and hostility as due to the mentality of URO who operates with informants, and intimidates the population so they won’t attend events headed by AMLO. The stranglehold of the PRI party out in the remoter areas is being challenged by AMLO’s coalition of PRD, PT and Convergencia –a measure of how desperate Oaxaca is to rid itself of PRI governance.
AMLO’s tour is accompanied by heavy local and national press which cover the activities of Lopez Obrador, and probably functions as a safeguard by its witnessing. These towns live isolated, and as far as I know, AMLO is the first national figure to bother to visit them, one might say it’s a tour de’ force all in itself.
[i] for those who want to know, the Roqueseñal originated ten years ago when Humberto Roque, a PRI leader, celebrated the approval of the hike in the I.V.A (tax) from 10 to 15% during a session of Congress with a two-handed obscene gesture. He is reported to have crowed “We fucked them!”
- The Fund for Authentic Journalism