AMLO has said very little on the subject of the Mexican government's fight with the drug cartels, except for perhaps calling it "stupid." Yet in speech in Cuernavaca yesterday, he certainly used the topic to ramp up his discourse more than a few notches:This makes me wonder what we'll see from López Obrador if his campaign never gets close to being competitive. His antagonism in previous campaigns has been tempered somewhat by his success (though, of course, he's had his moments, such as the chachalaca that wouldn't quiet down). In 2012, he is less likely to come close to winning, is more suspicious of his adversaries because of 2006, and seems more messianic than in the past. It will be interesting to see how he handles it all.He accused the federal government, as well as state governments, of "colluding with organized crime."As far as I can tell, this is a first.
Monday, May 2, 2011