Friday, October 30, 2009

Screwing Up

On a new 100-peso bill commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mexico's independence, Mexico's Central Bank aimed to mark the indelible anti-Díaz mantra of Francisco I. Madero, Sufragio efectivo, no reelección (Effective voting, no reelection). Instead, someone (or someones) with a slippery grasp of Mexican history replaced it with Sufragio electivo y no reelección (Elective voting and no reelection.) Given that the above utterance is one of the most famous in the nation's history, I think we might dare to call this a somewhat embarrassing mistake.

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