The Economist Signals Plans for “Color Revolution” in Mexico after Midterm Elections
Ten days before Mexico’s June 6 midterm elections, London’s inimitable The Economist published a cover feature headlined “Mexico’s False Messiah; Voters Should Curb Mexico’s Power-Hungry President.” In its typical nasty style, the weekly laid out why the City of London considered ensuring the defeat of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party in these elections to be a matter of international strategic importance. Variations on the same theme followed quickly in French, German and multiple American media.
Every article acknowledged that López Obrador’s personal popularity is still at over 60% after three years in office. But the foreign press barrage was the signal that “the international community” is ready to use the election results, whatever they turn out to be when announced on June 9, to launch economic and institutional war against Mexico, until López Obrador either buckles, or is overthrown.
The City and Wall Street feared, that were the Morena party to win a two-thirds majority in the Chamber of Deputies plus all 15 governorships at stake in the elections, his administration would have the power to restore national sovereignty, in particular over the oil and other natural resources. Not only does Lopez Obrador refuse to give up fossil fuels, he plans to build the first new oil refinery in decades, and is also invest ing in railroads for the first time also in decades. His recent
remark that he would like to see someone more committed to “moral economics” at the head of the Central Bank, was a
final straw: he might end the autonomy of the central bank
and thus take control of the nation’s credit system out of the
hands of predatory international financiers!
The final results of the election will not be released until June 9. From the preliminary “rapid count” results announced by the National Electoral Institute, it appears likely that the President’s Morena party did not win a two-thirds majority in the Chamber, and unless the final results differ greatly, it may now need its coalition partners to keep a simple majority.
In short, the fight for Mexico’s sovereignty continues, with AMLO in a weakened position –until he changes the terms of debate, which under current crisis conditions is quite possible.