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Occupy SMA Hosts Morena Party Representative


By Jim Carey

OccupySMA will host a representative from the MORENA party— Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional (the Movement for National Regeneration ).

The Morena party, a left-wing national political party registered in 2014, is perhaps best known for being led by three-time Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

On its website, Morena states, “We believe that Mexico has a vision to build a just country that seeks the development of all its people. The transformation of Mexico—a democratic and just country—seems distant. It is true that poverty, violence, and corruption hurt us. But it is also true that our country is full of women and men who give their best every day to take it forward.”

“The 2018 presidential election opens the opportunity to draw a new path for Mexico. We believe that a change of roots is possible if it is built with honest leadership with its citizens. In order for the desire for a better country to be taken advantage of, we need a clear vision and proposals that give [that outrage] sustenance. We want to build a national project with the vision of improving the quality of life for all Mexicans, with an inclusive spirit that has honesty as the cause and seal of a new public life.”

On Tuesday, May 15, San Miguel de Allende observed a jubilant crowd of thousands of people interested in the Morena party filling the plaza Jardín for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (often referred to as “AMLO”), their candidate for the Mexican presidency. Many are calling him the Bernie Sanders of Mexico.

This Monday, Liliana Martinez Calderon, a local member of Morena, will discuss why her party is  excited to discuss the proposals put forth by Morena, the youngest of all the political parties in Mexico.

In addition to Calderon’s talk, we will also show a half-hour Telesur video of an episode of From Mexico with Laura Carlson. In the video, Carlson interviews John Ackerman, a professor at the Institute for Legal Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), editor-in-chief of The Mexican Law Review, and a columnist at both Proceso magazine and La Jornada newspaper. Ackerman is also one of Lopez Obrador`s advisors. In this video, Carlson talks with Ackerman about the upcoming Mexican elections in the context of an electoral system vulnerable to manipulation. The pair also discuss how Mexicans can ensure respect for the popular vote during this critical election.

Join us Monday at 1pm for what looks to be an interesting discussion. Our events are free and open to all.


Talk, Video, and Discussion

OccupySMA presents

The Morena Party and the July Mexican Election

With Liliana Martinez Calderon

Mon, May 28, 1pm

Quinta Loreto Hotel -TV room

Loreto 15, Centro




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