Mexico: AMLO has a heart attack, and other news
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, far-left former presidential candidate who was endorsed by Hugo Chavez has been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack,
The 60-year-old Mr. López Obrador on Sunday addressed a large gathering in the city’s main square in opposition to plans to open the oil sector to private investment, and has planned a number of protest actions as the congress takes up the proposal this week.” target=”_blank”>The 60-year-old Mr. López Obrador on Sunday addressed a large gathering in the city’s main square in opposition to plans to open the oil sector to private investment, and has planned a number of protest actions as the congress takes up the proposal this week.
In other Mexico news,
U.S. Indicts Ex-Mexico Governor [Tomas Yarrington]
Former Mexican governor and one-time presidential hopeful is accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from drug cartels for protecting drug shipments
In the May indictment, opened on Monday in Brownsville, Texas, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson charged the former governor, Tomas Yarrington, with accepting millions of dollars to allow the Gulf Cartel and the Zetas drug gang to ship tons of cocaine through the state of Tamaulipas while he was governor between 1999 and 2005.
The indictment marks the second time in weeks that a Mexican governor has been indicted in the U.S., and is an embarrassment for the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto. Many Mexicans suspect the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, for years had ties to organized crime cartels. The PRI has denied that.
More than 100 people attempting to illegally cross into the United States from Mexico over the weekend threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents trying to stop them, the agency said Monday.
And, in a lighter mode, let’s not forget this week’s Terapia intensiva, in Spanish,