Tuesday, August 16, 2011

More on Antorcha Campesina, a movement of terror

El Universal has an exceptionally interesting background article on Movimiento Antorchista in their Monday paper, tracking the roots and the extent of this organization, which appears a paramilitary organization of terror more than anything else. I did not know, for instance, that it was Raúl Salinas de Gortari, brother of the hugely discredited President Carlos Salinas, who in particular tied the Antorchistas to the PRI in the late 1980s. The organization remains exceptionally close to outgoing Mexico State Governor Enrique Peña Nieto, the face of the so-called "new PRI."

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