Is the Deep State Attempting a Hybrid War in Mexico?

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      An important article by journalist Ben Norton appeared on the online outlet The Grayzone describing the content of a leaked document that consists “of an executive summary of ‘Project BOA,’ outlining what it calls a ‘plan of action’ – a blueprint of concrete steps the opposition alliance will take to unseat AMLO.” AMLO is Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and BOA stands for Bloque Opositor Amplio (Broad Opposition Bloc). The document was presented by AMLO himself at a press conference in early June and the source of the leak remains unknown. Some of the alleged members of this “alliance” have denied the existence of such document. However, its content is quite credible within the geopolitical context of the region…

      AMLO followed as president to conservative Enrique Peñas Nieto who had seen economic downturn and a huge organised crime rate increase mostly related to drug trafficking that the AMLO administration inherited. In fact, he was elected on his platform to combat crime, corruption and related poverty, but more emphatically he promised to fight against neoliberalism…  Cato Institute (& similar) have issued negative reports on AMLO criticising his approach as “populism”, his proposals as “toxic”, and his mandate as leading to a “perfect dictatorship.”

      Nevertheless, Lopez Obrador still commands an approval rate of 65% in the eyes of Mexicans. Why would such a popular president trigger such a strong rejection by some groups? Maybe looking at the alleged groups involved might give a hint…

      https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/06/29/is-the-deep-state-attempting-a-hybrid-war-in-mexico/

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      @coldmountaintrail Even as the Trotskyites in Detroit disparage Maduro for not going far enough, the American Empire wants him gone because he’s already gone too far. AMLO’s in a tough spot. His best hope of survival is to materially improve the lives of the Mexican people and appeal to their nationalism as a foil against gringo interference.

      It may even work. It has before.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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      salemcourt
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      Is Cato and other neo-liberal foundations still trotting out the domino theory for why we attach any Latin American country that tries to better the lives of their citizens.  There should be some creative way to shame these people into stopping this kind of sadistic behavior.  Maybe if you know someone at these institutes posting on their facebook pages might be the way to go.

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