- Making News: Local Protests at Mexican Consulates over Election Results
In southern California, local activists have been contesting the results in the Mexican election, protesting at the Mexican consulates around the state, including in Los Angeles and San Bernardino. Alejandro Cano reports for La Opini--n.
It's a vote too close to call, with contested ballots and left versus right. It's not Florida, 2000, but Mexico, 2006. With more than 99% of the vote counted, it appears that Harvard-educated Felipe Calder--n, of President Vicente Fox's conservative PAN Party, has won Mexico's cliffhanger presidential election. Supporters of Andr--s Manuel L--pez Orbrador were weeping in the streets and the leftist rival has vowed to challenge the count in court. How will Mexico cope with the aftermath of a bitterly contested election? Will the new president be able to govern effectively? How will the election affect the divide between rich and poor? What will it mean for Mexico's relations with the US? Sara Terry guest hosts. (This segment was broadcast in its entirety earlier today on To the Point.)