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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Legislators try to resolve differences the old-fashioned way...with a nice brawl in the lower chamber of Congress

According to the coverage in El Universal, some PRDistas came into the Chamber with a large banner in support of the Mayor which they proceeded to hang on the wall near the PANista wing of the Chamber. The PANistas objected because several of the PRDista group did not appear to be legislators.

PRDista Duarte stepped forward to stay that he, indeed, is a legislator (he also chaired the desafuero committee, so he's not an obscure legislator). PANista Rubén Torres proceed to spit in his face. Torress also apparently spit on another PRDista named Troba. And then the shoving began. See for yourself.

Photos from La Reforma, all subscription content, all the time

Security was called in to separate the legislators.

Shortly thereafter, all parties involved denied any physical altercation had occurred. (Of course, this is typical....)

Good thing. If someone wanted to press charges, they could be desafuero-ed themselves.

This is why I study Latin American politics, in part anyway.

posted by Michelle @ 6:22 PM,


At 4/15/2005 11:16 AM, Blogger Roger Gathmann said...

Michelle, excellent site! I've been looking around for an English language weblog devoted to Mexican politics b/c of the AMLO affair. I'm going to definitely add your website to my blogroll. Thanks!

At 4/15/2005 11:17 AM, Blogger Roger Gathmann said...

PS -- which is (my weblog) limitedinc.

At 4/15/2005 1:31 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Thanks, Roger. It has quickly become a desafuero blog, though the original intention was much broader. But living in the DF makes the desafuero an irresistable topic, especially when US coverage is so lame.


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