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Mexican elections 2018

 
 
fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 10:13 pm
@roger,
He's just an apprentice. You got The Tweeter In Chief.

Bronco calls people "raza" in his tweets. Only Northeastern Mexicans say "raza". Sad!
layman
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 10:15 pm
@fbaezer,
And "raza" means (the) race, i.e., the chosen people, or something like that?
fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 10:20 pm
@layman,
Nah, nothing to do with it.
"Raza" is Northeastern Mexican slang for "friends".
layman
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 10:26 pm
@fbaezer,
What does it mean in the (proper) spanish language?
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jan, 2018 07:33 pm
@fbaezer,
... there is a right-wing American conspiracy theory that "la raza" means something akin to "the master race" and that Mexicans are plotting to take over the US. I think that is what he is fishing for.

layman
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jan, 2018 08:17 pm
@maxdancona,
Right wing, eh?

Conspiracy, eh?

Quote:
The Spanish expression La Raza ("the Race") refers to the Hispanophone populations, considered as an ethnic or racial unity historically deriving from the Spanish Empire...It remains in active use specifically in Mexico and in the context of Mexican American identity politics in the United States.

Mexican writer José Vasconcelos proposed the term La Raza Cósmica ("the Cosmic Race") in 1925. The term Chicano likewise arises in the early 20th century as a designation of Mexicans. In the 1960s to 1970s, the term became associated with a movement of Mexican-American identity politics activism. In the United States, the terms La Raza and Chicano subsequently became closely associated.

Various Hispanic groups in the United States still use the term.[3] The Raza Unida Party was active as a political party representing Mexican American racial identity politics in the 1970s. The Hispanic advocacy organization National Council of La Raza was formed in 1968.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Raza

Quote:
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA (NCLR)
1126 16th Street, NW - Suite 600
Washington, DC
20036-4845

Controversy over the Name “La Raza”

The words “La Raza” (Spanish for “The Race”) in NCLR's name have long been a source of considerable controversy. Critics claim that the name reflects an organizational commitment to racial separatism and race-based grievance mongering.

According to NCLR, “the full term,” which was coined by the Mexican scholar (and Mexican secretary of public education) José Vasconcelos (1882-1959), is “la raza cósmica,” meaning “the cosmic people.”

As Guillermo Lux and Maurilio Vigil (professors of history and political science, respectively, at New Mexico Highlands University) note in their 1991 book, Aztlan: Essays on the Chicano Homeland:

Quote:
"The concept of La Raza can be traced to the ideas and writings of Jose Vasconcelos, the Mexican theorist who developed the theory of la raza cosmica (the cosmic or super race) at least partially as a minority reaction to the Nordic notions of racial superiority. Vasconelos developed a systematic theory which argued that climatic and geographic conditions and mixture of Spanish and Indian races created a superior race. The concept of La Raza connotes that the mestizo [of mixed race, usually the child of a person of Spanish descent and an American Indian] is a distinct race and not Caucasian, as is technically the case."


http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=153

Hmmmm. "Guillermo Lux and Maurilio Vigil (professors of history and political science, respectively, at New Mexico Highlands University)," eh? Sounds like "right-wing conspirators" right there, sho nuff.

Not to even mentions this obvious facist: " Jose Vasconcelos, the Mexican theorist."
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layman
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jan, 2018 08:30 pm
@maxdancona,
Ever read this handy little tome, eh, Max?: "Their 1991 book, Aztlan: Essays on the Chicano Homeland: Turns out the "homeland" (Aztlan) is the Southwestern United States.

The University of New Mexico Press, wrote:
Aztlán emerges throughout these essays as one of the Chicano Movement's fundamental ideological constructs. ...

A valuable work for those interested in Chicano, ethnic and southwestern studies." -- Books of the Southwest


http://www.unmpress.com/books.php?ID=1559

Hey, Hey. Ho, Ho. Fuckin Gringo gotta go!
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jan, 2018 08:59 pm
The Front's presidential candidate, Ricardo Anaya, has a new spot. Now he plays the viral "Movimiento Naranja" song with wonder boy Yawui.

Remember (page 1) he had a spot rocking with Neza's mayor and his Che Guevara straps?

At this point I don't know if he's running for President or for "Mexico's Got Talent".

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXP1_AJXDpk6h6iKIVA4OuMknZA-IoXxPH32hfwguW-vjafaP3
fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jan, 2018 09:10 pm
First Mexico City poll with all candidates:

Sheinbaum (Morena) 30.6
Barrales (Front) 25.4
Arriola (PRI) 9.2
González Zirión (Independent) 5.0

Undecided 29.8
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jan, 2018 12:00 pm
New National poll for President. By Buendía & Laredo.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Morena) 32%
Ricardo Anaya (Front) 26%
José Antonio Meade (PRI) 16%
Margarita Zavala 4%
Jaime Rodríguez El Bronco 2%
Armando Ríos Piter El Jaguar <1%
Undecided 20%

It confirms the tendencies: AMLO and Anaya moving up; Meade moving down; independents, irrelevant for now.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jan, 2018 01:17 pm
Senate projection poll (Massive Caller)

Front 56 seats
Morena & allies 52
PRI & allies 20

(The Mexican Senate is composed of 128 members; 64 are "first by the post" for state; 32 are "first minority" or "second by the post", and 32 are proportional)

According to this poll, the Front is ahead in 17 states; Morena is ahead in 13 and PRI is ahead in 2.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 6 Feb, 2018 08:18 pm
The Mexican presidential campaign, in English.
The Front's candidate sends a message to Donald Trump (but mostly to Mexican voters).



Yes, that's his style.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 6 Feb, 2018 08:33 pm
Another pollster, Alejandro Moreno, from El Financiero.
Poll taken on late January.
Percentages discounting undecideds (20%)

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Morena): 38%
Ricardo Anaya (Front): 27%
José Antonio Meade (PRI): 22%
Margarita Zavala (independent): 7%
Jaime Rodríguez El Bronco (independent): 3%
Armando Ríos Piter El Jaguar (independent): 3%

This pollster had Anaya and Meade tied in November, before I started the thread, with AMLO leading them by 15%.
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layman
 
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Reply Tue 6 Feb, 2018 08:33 pm
@fbaezer,
Kinda strange that he implies that the U.S. and Mexico can't be amigos no more if any of them daca boys come back to Mexico, eh? Mexico doesn't want them either?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 6 Feb, 2018 09:27 pm
@fbaezer,
I should NOT have looked that video up. It's addictive - and that little guy's so cute!
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 7 Feb, 2018 07:34 pm
IMO, the message Anaya is sending is:

For Mexicans:
-I speak fluent English, unlike president Peña Nieto and candidate AMLO
-I can be both firm and polite with the US President; firm, unlike the PRI; polite, unlike AMLO

For both Americans and Mexicans:
-Mexico's relationship with the US is in peril if AMLO wins.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sun 11 Feb, 2018 05:35 pm
New Presidential poll. By Mendoza Blanco.

AMLO (Morena) 30%
Anaya (Front) 26%
Meade (PRI) 16%
Zavala 3%
Bronco 2%
Jaguar (not measured)

23% undecided

IF polls like this one stick in the next few weeks, Meade will have a meltdown, Anaya will capture more and more of the "useful" anti-AMLO vote, and it will be a showdown in the end.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Sun 11 Feb, 2018 05:46 pm
New Mexico City governor poll. By Consulta Mitofsky.

Sheinbaum (Morena) 38%
Barrales (Front) 27%
Arriola (PRI) 10%
Lorena Osornio (Indepedent) 3%
González Zirión (independent) 2%

20% undecided
fbaezer
 
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Reply Sun 11 Feb, 2018 06:34 pm
@fbaezer,
It appears, according to the same Mitofsky poll, that one out of every four Barrales voters is not going for Anaya in the presidential ballot.
Part of the PRD leftwingers prefer the Populist over the Conservative candidate.
That spells bad news for the Front.
And part of Meade voters will vote por Barrales to stop Morena. The "useful" anti-AMLO vote.
That spells a catastrophe for Arriola.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 13 Feb, 2018 07:55 pm
@fbaezer,
It seems that Mikel Arriola has read the polls too, and he moved to the right, defending "traditional family values", against the legalization of pot and gay couples adopting.
He tries to pick some of the conservative PAN voters, unconfortable with having a left wing candidate for the city, due to their party's alliance. That would never be anough to win, but could prevent him from going one digit.
But doing this, he may allienate some of the lay State supporters of PRI.
 

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