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Saturday, May 07, 2005




Traveled all the way to Los Pinos, and didn't even get a picture

Yesterday afternoon, Lopez Obrador met with President Fox in the Mexican White House, Los Pinos. The meeting lasted less than 20 minutes, and there was no photo-op.

La Jornada serves up the usual reporting flair:

...la atmósfera era francamente surrealista. Amenazaba lluvia, se aparecieron los pescados, una señora se entercó en no mover su auto y éste quedó atrapado detrás de las vallas metálicas y, desde alguno de los juegos mecánicos de la Feria de Chapultepec, llegaba ininterrumpida y tétrica, la música de la película Halloween.

The atmosphere was frankly surreal. It threatened rain; fish appeared (4 guys dressed as fish to promote the consumption of more fish; a car was stuck in the crush of the crowd; and from the rollercoasters of Central Park, you could hear the music from the movie Halloween.


Image outside the Fox-AMLO meeting. Note the fish. From La Jornada.

Several old and young AMLO groupies were also in attendance.

Fox's office made no official statement regarding the meeting, and Fox left immediately in helicopter for his home state for the weekend.

According to AMLO's press conference after the meeting, he was pleased with the results. The topics they discussed? Importance of Fox's desafuero decision, decline of crime in the DF, extension of the Seguro Popular to the DF, and an invitation for Fox to attend the inauguration of various public works in the DF in coming months. AMLO broached the subject of a national pact for clean elections i 2006, but Fox said there were already institutions in place to guarantee clean elections.


posted by Michelle @ 12:28 PM,

1 Comments:

At 5/07/2005 5:04 PM, Blogger PRB said...

I come for the news about Mexican politics; I stick around for the funny pictures.

 

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