Friday, April 01, 2005
Lopez Obrador desafuero-ed
Well, the congressional committee has voted to remove AMLO's immunity from prosecution, and the issue will pass to a full vote in the Chamber of Deputies (supposedly within 24 hours).
Thousands are expected to gather in protest at the Zocalo (main plaza) and protests are occuring in states throughout the country.
My nice middle-class neighborhood is quiet (except for the hound that howls day and night).
In other news....the new minutemen
The NYTimes reports on a group of volunteers who will begin patrolling the Arizona border to catch illegals coming in from Mexico. This isn't a humanitarian effort to make sure they don't die in the heat of the desert, but a mission to stop the follow of illegal immigrants into southern Arizona. That's real likely.
Some are carrying guns. Great. That helps.
NPR also ran a story on this group, and you can listen to it here.
posted by Michelle @ 6:00 PM,