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PRI Regains Mexican Presidency

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PRI Regains Mexican Presidency


Mexican politics are corrupt like America's.

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by Stephen Lendman

Like its northern neighbor, wealth and power dominate Mexican politics. Elections are notoriously tainted. Populist candidates are excluded. The late John Ross said Mexico perfected the art of electoral theft.

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Longstanding problems fester. For millions, they're unbearable. They include extreme poverty, unemployment, underemployment, deep-seated private and public corruption, drug-related crime and violence, and political repression. 

Beyond lip service, none of the candidates addressed them. Conditions are worse now than years earlier.

Sunday's election changed nothing. Privately, Nieto assured Washington that business as usual will continue.

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On July 2, AP headlined "Mexican elections: PRI, former ruling party, voted back into office," saying:

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