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More Dueling News Stories: US MSM Says Obrador Is Mexico’s Hitler, While Jim Stone, A Journo Who Lives There Portrays Him As Mexico’s Trump

Posted By: Watchman
Date: Tuesday, 26-Jun-2018

As usual, the con is into overdrive…ideologies abound…caveat emptor…

You can search for and find many similar stories in US MSM. Heres the gist of the typical US MSM Story:

from: https://www.waynedupree.com/mexican-candidate-tells-citizens-exodus-to-usa-is-ok/

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the leading candidate for Mexico’s presidency, believes it’s ok to tell his people that mass migrating to America is a human right.

Wow! It appears that the front-runner in the Mexican presidential election is calling for increased massive migration of Mexicans to the US.

Mexico is screwed. This guy is the Chavez of Mexico, so they are doomed If we don’t build that wall soon, by the end of Trump’s second term, we will be swamped with economic refugees from a socialist Mexico that is going to tank hard, just like Venezuela.

Meanwhile, here is a story from Jim Stone, a US citizen journalist who has lived there for years:

From: http://82.221.129.208/.yp4.html

Obrado’s Mexican invasion? Never heard a word of it

According to a few “alt media” sources, Lopez Obrador is encouraging a Mexican invasion of America. I never heard of that, and he’s on TV every day now.

This is what his actual message is: To make Mexico into a country people are proud to live in. To encourage small business growth, so average Mexicans can have their own “mexican dream”. To keep Mexico Mexican, and not a liberalized pro-gay pro abortion anti family hell hole. To bust the monopolies that are putting very high prices on many goods in Mexico. To keep corporations in check, so they won’t over-run local Mexican business the way Wal Mart did in the U.S.

There is no doubt Obrador hates Trump. And Obrador has indeed spoken prominently for immigration rights. However, to say that’s the whole story is majorly short sighted, when the actual goal of Obrador is to bring Mexico UP to the level of the United States, or at least as high as possible, so people will be proud of their country and see as much opportunity in Mexico as they do in America.

If Anaya gets elected however, you can damn well bet there will be a million man marathon to the border, he’s an absolute lying freak. Mexicans are starting to call him “Kanaya” which means “con artist” and even Meade is running political ads calling Anaya a liar. There’s no way Anaya is going to win the election legitimately, if he gets in, WATCH OUT.

Here’s a rule of thumb: If the American media speaks negatively of any Mexican candidate, that will be the candidate that is the best for Mexico. The scamming MSM/NWO crowd has the same goals everywhere, the U.S. is not unique with them.

Even Claudia’s dad, who is a lifetime political lawyer for various political parties has gone from saying the Morena party (obrador’s root party, now replaced by Encuentro Social) has gone from saying Obrador is totally insane to fervently backing him, because he knows that if Anaya gets in, it is game over, and the rest of the political parties are not far behind. Lopez Obrador is the only viable option for a future for Mexico, people in the know realize this, and on top of that, Obrador is not even all that bad. It is not a case of “the lesser of two evils”.

One last note: Some alt media sources are saying Obrador is the Soros candidate. They are sorely mistaken. Anaya is a direct afiliate of “Movmiento Naranja”, a Soros backed communist color movement that already failed in Italy, and Obrador has openly stated that he was not going to play ball with that. “Kanaya” made the false claim that all political parties support Movmiento Naranja, when only the pro-choice totally liberal communist leftist parties do, if Encuentro Social and Lopez obrador forced Kanaya to rescind that and own Movmiento Naranja all to himself (which ended all talk from Anaya about unilateral support) there’s no way Obrador is a Soros troll.

And they say Obrador is the leftist, when Obrador is saying “Keep Mexico Mexican, sometimes change is not good” all the while Anaya’s backing runs commercials where a totally tatted up nose ring woman who looks like she’s had 300 hits of heroin stares at a pregnancy test after screwing an obvious gangster and totally enjoyed it, and decides to get an abortion. And she is totally proud of it because “she knows what freedom is”, and the commercial cuts to Anaya’s political party and ends with the slogan IZQUERDA HOY! which means “turn to the left today!”. Yes, but Obrador is the leftist, because the MSM knows damn well leftists are not popular, and mister abortion communist orange movement “TURN TO THE LEFT TODAY” Kanaya is a “centrist” or a “conservative”. Yep, it is THAT NAKED A MEDIA FRAUD.
Why Are Mainstream Media Slandering Mexico’s López Obrador?
Instead of recognizing neoliberalism’s failure, they attack the Mexican leader who has successfully indicted it.
By James NorthTwitter
JUNE 26, 2018

f Andrés Manuel López Obrador—who by all predictions will be the next president of Mexico after the July 1 elections—lived in Eastern Europe or the Middle East, the US mainstream press would have already canonized him as a hero of democracy. AMLO, as he is universally known, would be praised for leading a nationwide, nonviolent, decades-long movement on its way to defeating a corrupt ruling elite at the ballot box.

Instead, the US media continually slander López Obrador as a dangerous “populist demagogue” with a “messiah complex” who could turn Mexico into another Venezuela. Among others, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Atlantic have misrepresented him; so far The New York Times has published four op-ed pieces, and three were hostile, even the article by a purported supporter. The nastiest attack so far, a June 17 Washington Post editorial, said that López Obrador “bears more than a passing political resemblance to President Trump.” The Economist repeated the slur, putting AMLO’s picture on its latest cover next to the headline “Mexico’s answer to Donald Trump.”

The US media are implying that AMLO’s lifelong, nonviolent campaign for democracy is somehow more dangerous than the two candidates who oppose him, both of whom belong to the violent and corrupt political elite that has plunged Mexico into its worst crisis in a century. Mainstream commentators are afraid to say so, but they must privately hope that one of the two privileged-class candidates wins (which, given López Obrador’s overwhelming lead in all the polls, could only happen due to stupendous fraud).

More than just personal pique explains why the mainstream is smearing López Obrador. Mexico has for more than two decades faithfully followed the neoliberal orthodoxy about economic growth, vigorously advocated by the International Monetary Fund, the US Treasury Department, and Wall Street. Starting with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, Mexico has been one of neoliberalism’s most dutiful pupils in the Global South. And the result has been crushing failure: since 1996, a pathetic per capita economic growth rate below 1.5 percent, one of the worst in all of Latin America, and an exodus, starting in the mid-1990s, of nearly 4 million economic refugees northward to the United States that didn’t stop until the 2008 Great Recession. The chronic stagnation has further discredited the traditional elite and boosted López Obrador’s calls for another economic path. But instead of recognizing neoliberalism’s failure, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist attack the Mexican leader who has successfully indicted it.

The media’s animosity has distorted their news coverage so badly that most Americans could be surprised by what will likely be López Obrador’s smashing victory and stunned by the outpouring of optimism that will sweep across Mexico afterward. Mainstream reports have not conveyed the overwhelming sense of crisis there, and therefore leave the false impression that this is just another election. In just one example, the Post’s June 17 editorial conceded that corruption has “afflicted” the current government. This is an astonishing understatement. In Veracruz state, for instance, the former governor, a man named Javier Duarte, who was once a rising star in Peña Nieto’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), is accused of presiding over a reign of state-sanctioned terror in which between 4,000 and 20,000 people have “disappeared,” and mass graves of up to 750 bodies are regularly uncovered. Duarte is also facing trial for stealing as much as 35 percent of the state’s budget during his six-year term, and investigators have already found that he owns 40 properties in Texas. Several other governors are under official scrutiny, and one was even extradited from Italy.

Mexico is also now one of the most dangerous places in the world to work as a journalist; at least 104 reporters have been murdered since 2000. You would think that US editorial writers and journalists would have more concern for their colleagues south of the border.

The US media have also failed to tell the whole truth about López Obrador’s lifelong commitment to economic and political justice. After leaving university, AMLO spent five years living with his family in a one-room shack in Nacajuca, a poor indigenous community in his southeastern home state of Tabasco, promoting health, education, and agriculture. He then entered state politics, and to protest chronic election fraud in 1991 he captivated Mexican opinion by leading a 450-mile march to the capital, called the Exodus for Democracy.

In 2000, López Obrador won election as mayor of Mexico City; governing the megalopolis is considered the second-most-important political job in the country. During his five years in office, AMLO started every working day with a 6 am press conference, allied with business leaders to restore the city’s historic center, and launched an old-age-pension scheme. He lived in a modest middle-class home and traveled around in an old car—and he left office with a popularity rating of 84 percent.

Also missing in most US mainstream coverage are conversations with the Mexican people who are going to vote for him in massive numbers. A Washington Post article on June 20 included five interviews with hostile, well-off critics like a “former undersecretary in the Economy Ministry” and someone who works at “a regional energy consultancy.” The Post gave a couple of high-level López Obrador supporters a brief chance to respond to their attacks, but not one single ordinary Mexican was allowed to speak up—no small farmers displaced by NAFTA, no urban poor people with stagnating incomes, and no women workers in the maquiladora assembly plants along the US border who earn $36 a week. The Post also failed to talk to the parents of the 43 college students from Ayotzinapa who were kidnapped in 2014; the parents are still trying to find out which branch of the Mexican government murdered their children.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador is not above criticism. His program has been rightly criticized for vagueness, as have his new ties to certain conservative figures (to whom he surely reached out partly to allay exaggerated fears about his radicalism). What’s more, Mexico’s pro-democracy, anti-corruption struggle is a broad-based, nationwide movement, and regarding it as a one-man show is unfair and wrong.

More than 36 million Americans are of full or partial Mexican ancestry, which is 11 percent of our population. The rest of us are also profoundly affected by what happens in our giant neighbor to the south. Surely all of us are entitled to truthful, unbiased reporting in our press, not the caricatures we have been seeing so far.

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Exit polls in Mexico - Win for leftist candidate Lopez Obrador
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Mexican President Elect López Obrador Panics the Oil Markets
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 02:39:56 PM »
https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Mexicos-New-President-Has-The-Energy-Sector-On-Edge.html

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Mexican town overthrows da' goobermint....
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 02:47:29 PM »
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/a-mexican-town-overthrew-their-local-government-and-things-are-going-great_07022018


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Mexico’s New Leftist President ‘Builds A Wall’ On Southern Border
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 07:01:41 AM »
Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador intends to create a new border-police force to fight illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and illicit firearms trafficking from Central America, his incoming chief of public security Alfonso Durazo, told Bloomberg in an interview Monday.

Durazo indicated that the new border-police force would be part of a much larger regional effort to reduce poverty and violence that plagues so many Central American countries, which ultimately leads to a flood of families crossing into Mexico. He said the new police force will be sizeable and deployed to Mexico’s southern border. Durazo declined to offer more specifics to Bloomberg, but he noted that the police force would be used to secure the northern border as well.



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Re: Why Are Mainstream Media Slandering Mexico’s López Obrador?
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