Mexico Government Sabotages Indigenous Candidate; Shuts Down Internet, Phone & Radio (10/18/2017) ;
La Cartita --- Marichuy, an indigenous candidate for Mexico's presidency, is at the forefront of an indigenous grassroots movevement to place her on the presidential ballot.
Maria de Jesus Patricio Ramirez marching with an indigenous and EZLN contingent as she arrives into Caracol V Roberto Barrios Ch’oles community, in Chiapas.
Marichuy Ramirez is the first female & indigenous candidate to compete for the Mexican presidency. Ramirez is looking to repeat the success of so many unlikely candidates throughout the world. In Bolivia, Evo Morales, who is also the first indigenous candidate to hold the reigns of a government of a nation in Abya Yala ('America') was just as over matched by traditional, conservative and monied interests.Mestizo/Latino Ruling Class Nervous
Given the military and paramilitary presence, the candidate, Maria de Jesus Patricio Ramirez, is unnerving the Mexican establishment. Her candidacy comes amidst a period of uncertainty for the country's monied elite: NAFTA, massive unpopularity of both the PRI & PAN and a high level of situational awareness from the population has led to far right elements in the country not being able to make critical gains of any propagandistic value. One thing is certain: MariChuy is extremely popular.