Both leading candidates in Mexico’s presidential elections have claimed victory, although officials say the poll is too close to call. Election officials said a winner would not be announced before Wednesday.
AMLO is stoking the fires of a popular revolt, ala Chavez.
That popular revolt has already manifested itself in Oaxaca. The president of the state’s IFE has been kidnapped by some striking teachers’ union members. They are accusing him of changing vote totals to benefit the PRI. In addition, some of the votes here in the capitol city of Oaxaca de Juarez were taken to the headquarters of the Policia Preventiva so they could be counted in a secure environment. The teachers attacked the PP headquarters and took votes, election officials and police as hostages. I don’t know where those people are now.
Gateway Pundit has round-up and commentary.
In another area, Gateway Pundit also notes that The Castro, Chavez, Morales Alliance Fizzles in Bolivian Vote when Evo’s party failed to win control of an assembly that will rewrite the constitution.
Update Even when Evo’s party failed to gain control of the assembly and “four of the country’s nine regions seem to have voted strongly in favour of greater autonomy”, the Beeb thinks that Bolivia ‘backs Morales reforms’
At the blogs
Also at Isaac’s, Neo vs. Robocop. Very cool.
As the WSJ said last Friday,
On issue after issue, it has become clear that the Times believes the U.S. is not really at war, and in any case the Bush Administration lacks the legitimacy to wage it.
BTW, the WSJ published the story after the NYT told the government they were leaking it.
Update Jarvis nails it.
Today’s articles from Maria
Journalists and ‘Leakers’ Feel Heat
Victor Davis Hanson writes on Winning the Iraq Wars: All of its many fronts
Finally, we are witnessing a larger existential war, in which Iraq is the central, but not the only, theater. Put simply: will the spreading affluence and liberality of Westernization undermine the 8th-century mentality of the Islamists more quickly than their terrorists, armed with Western weapons, prey on the ennui of a postmodern Europe and America — with our large gullible populations that either don’t believe we are in a real war, or think that we should not be?