Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Peña Nieto: No to legalization. Church: PAN is inept.

Mexico State Governor Enrique Peña Nieto, in response to a rather tepid acceptance by President Felipe Calderón that legalization of drugs is indeed an option in Mexico, immediately declared himself against any such talk, but rather that "one needs to work much more on prevention." Prevention is clearly a key component of a greater scheme to fight drugs and, of course, the gangs themselves, but a blanket rejection of any discussion of legalization again places Peña Nieto on the right, aligned with the church's position on this.

The Church, incidentally, through Bishop Abelardo Alvarado, " of the arch-conservative Archdiocese of Mexico, declared that "panistas do not know how to govern."
Given the Catholic church's animosity toward the PRD - the church, in blatant breaches of the Constitution, has in many cases clearly asked its followers not to vote for the party - one might ask, what party is left to vote for that the church has not condemned, but rather cozied up to in recent years? Ironies of ironies, the party of Calles.

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