Halliburton steals Mexican election?
In shades of the 2000 US presidential election, Mexico's electoral court declared Felipe Calderon president-elect. As the court said, "The presidential elections of the United States of Mexico are valid."
There has been a major controversy over the result of the election and irregularities are rampant. However, Felipe Calderon, with support of Bush, FOX News' Dick Morris, Wal-Mart, Craft, and yes, Halliburton, has been "declared victorious."
Now, in classic corporate Economic Hit Man style, Caldron will begin privatizing Mexico's national oil company and handing over resources owned by the Mexican people to US corporations.
Although, presidential challenger, Lopez Obrador is not going quietly. Unlike Gore or Kerry's concession to Bush, Obrador says he will not recognize Caldron's presidency and will form his own "parallel government." And it appears that the majority of Mexicans are behind him. We will have to see how this plays out.
Coincidently, this all comes at a time when US oil companies have made a major oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico. It has been called "the largest oil find in a generation." I guess they won't have to worry about the Mexicans getting a cut of the huge profits to come.
In this video clip, Amy Goodman interviews John Ross about US corporate involvement and interests in the Mexican presidential election.