Saturday - Sep 22, 2018

López Obrador registered as presidential candidate of Mexico


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by the El Reportero’s wire services

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, leader of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), was registered today as presidential candidate of Mexico, in his third attempt for that post.
Lopez Obrador was registered at the national headquarters of Morena, accompanied by leaders of that party and leaders of the capital cities’ offices of Cuauhtemoc, Tlahuac and Xochimilco.

In his first speech as Morena pre-candidate for the presidency of Mexico, Lopez Obrador said that from Dec. 1, 2018 on, there will be a democratic State of law.
On that date, the president elect in the federal elections of July 2018 will take office.

He promised that during his government there will be free and fair elections, eliminating the buying of votes, while an authentic democracy is established.
He said that the most deprived sectors of society will be benefited.

He also said that if he becomes president, Mexican foreign policy will be outlined by the principles of non-intervention and respect for the self-determination of the peoples.

Evidence of election fraud in Honduras is convincing, opposition says

The Opposition Alliance against the Dictatorship has noted that the evidence of election fraud in Honduras is convincing, and called on public opinion to not play the game of the president and candidate for reelection, Juan Orlando Hernández.

According to opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, it is a monumental fraud.

We are the laughing stock of the entire world. What do we do? Do we allow the theft?, noted Nasralla at a press conference on Monday, when he repeated that 18,128 minutes, including the lists and votes, must be recounted.

For the opposition candidate, who claims that he won the November 26 election, the only solution to the current political crisis in the country is to give the people the president they chose.

Nasralla pointed out that he would not be surprised if authorities from the controversial Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) burn the lists or that they already made them disappear, because they have been used to stealing.

He noted that the electoral material used during the process was duplicated by the printing company in charge of making the minutes, so he accused it of falsifying documents. He also called on the government to reveal the name of the printing company and close it.

According to Nasralla, the fraud is evident and the entire world can verify it if they want. He warned that the theft is in 5,759 minutes processed by the TSE, which he accused of plotting an electoral coup in complicity with Hernández.

Nasralla called on the Organization of American States (OAS), the European Union (EU) and the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa to not certify the TSE results, as it seems they will do.

Kidnapping in Mexico on rise

Kidnappings continue increasing in Mexico, with 14.81 percent of growth in November compared to October, according to data from a civil organization.

The president of the association Stop Kidnapping, Isabel Miranda de Wallace, said in a news conference that about 155 cases of kidnapping were reported in November, even higher than those registered in October, until now considered the most violent month of the year.

The states with the highest kidnapping rates were Veracruz with 31 cases, Mexico State with 28 and Mexico City with 10, she said.

About 1,564 kidnappings have been reported this year in the country, she noted.