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Sunday, May 01, 2005

Labor Day & AMLO

Today's Labor Day march brought about 100K people to the Mexico City zocalo. According to the press, about half represented the CTM, the largest union confederation formally affiliated with the PRI, and the other half represented independent labor unions.

Unions reiterated their opposition to proposed reforms to the Federal Labor Law. Reforms have been on the political agenda of political parties since the 1980s, but building consensus is difficult.

In other news, AMLO is confident that the charges against him will be dropped this week. I'm a little more skeptical. It will probably take longer than that to negotiate a deal.

posted by Michelle @ 6:05 PM,


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