Seems the GUARDIAN just can’t get away from politics, even in Mexico City during a business trip last week.
At a major intersection with the Latin American Tower on one corner and the Palace of Fine Arts on another we found protesters from the state of Varacruz who claimed the government had left them practically nothing. They had even lost the shirts off their backs. Close inspection indicated at least most of these people had shoes.
Some locals claimed they are just a bunch of boobs who are paid by the political opposition to call attention to themselves in an effort to get investigations started of politicos like Vincente Fox, the former president of Mexico.
Based on the placement of photos of a senator named Delgado, the male demonstrators were able to convey the message they felt he was somewhat of a nickname for Richard. There may have been a government cover up involved, but not with the demonstrators.
Make no butts about it, even though police ignored them as they played in the traffic, had there been any arrests there would have been no need to search for concealed weapons. The demonstrators obviously carried no identification either.
All this got us to thinking how enlightened our friends south of the border can be. With all the growthophobe sentiment, the GUARDIAN offers some strategic planning ideas to get the message across. Boise, Meridian and Eagle would be good targets for Mexican-style demonstrations.
Bound to get lots of COVERAGE in the media, but perhaps a nice spring day in April would be the best time for the event.
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