Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Mexican Brawl Vs. Mexican Standoff

So classy.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 (Mexico City):

Leftist and ruling party lawmakers came to blows on Tuesday in the Mexican Congress days ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Felipe Calderon.

Tuesday's scuffle was likely a preview of protests to come when Calderon is sworn in on Friday, taking charge of a fiercely divided nation after beating leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador by less than a percentage point.


Lawmakers from the leftist Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) and the ruling National Action Party (PAN) pushed and shoved, some coming to blows as Jorge Zermeno, the president of the lower house, called repeatedly for calm.

He then suspended the session until Friday's inauguration, but lawmakers from both parties remained in the chambers, refusing to leave.

Ahhhh, the young democracy is being accosted by "direct action" Trotskyites. Awesome. I always thought that the idea of righteously taking power by force in the name of ideology had never had a decent shot.

Kom-pai! Cheers to Direct Action!

Anyways, here are some authentic Mexican ambassadors keepin' it real:

When I got your back
You know I got your back each and every time
--Cypress Hill

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