Take the high road in Mexico [Op-Ed]

León Krauze, The Los Angeles Times, 07/20/2012

At the beginning of May, with a couple of months to go until the Mexican elections, I interviewed Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the presidential candidate of the leftist Democratic Revolutionary Party. We spoke for more than an hour, most of which he devoted to his usual talking points about how today’s Mexico is a cabal of rich men who operate in cahoots with a corrupt political system obsessed with self-preservation.

I had heard it all before, as had the Mexican electorate, which rejected Lopez Obrador’s bid for the presidency last month, giving the victory to his Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, opponent, Enrique Peña Nieto, by more than 6 percentage points.

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