Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Big Promises from AMLO

El Peje has kicked his campaign off saying that he will create 4 million jobs in his first 42 days in office. That figure represents roughly 8 percent of the Mexican labor force, which would indeed be a hell of an accomplishment.

He also promised to send the army back to its barracks within six months. That is much more achievable, but I do wonder, in such a hypothetical, what he would do the next time a governor in a violence-wracked state started clamoring for the army's return, and blaming the federal government for abandoning them.

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