The Battle for Democracy in Mexico
Against The Current vol. 117

La Botz, Dan

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/07/2005
Year Published:  2005  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13156

The Mexican people won a battle for democracy this past spring when massive demonstrations — the largest in Mexico’s tumultuous history — prevented President Vicente Fox from making Mexico City Mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador ineligible to run for president in 2006. The defeat of Fox on this issue was a victory for the Mayor, but above all for the Mexican people, who defended their right to vote for a candidate of their choice in the coming national elections.

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