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Mexico Government Sabotages Indigenous Candidate; Shuts Down Internet, Phone & Radio (10/18/2017)

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.

Uniqueness of Marichuy

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.

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B&H Abuses Mexican Labor

B&H continues to engage in anti-labor laws. Now, they are headed into a lawsuit citing workplace discrimination against primarily Mexican workers in Brooklyn.

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Cambridge Analytica Spying on Mexicans

In Mexico City, a new Android application is offering free phone service to users in exchange for behavioral surveying responses that will be used to fuel Mexico's upcoming presidential election.

Vendido writers unwittingly perpetuate stereotypes while pretending to fight them.

Why Can't These FOX Consultants Take Any Criticism?

Gustavo Arellano and Lalo Alcaraz are often accused of validating racist narratives by giving people who harbor such views a platform to voice them.

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Meet GOLEM: UNAM's Talking Robot

GOLEM handles dialogue situations. Watch an example of how GOLEM-II handles the event.