Thursday, May 05, 2005

Lopez Obrador cleared

Good news!
Mexico City Mayor Cleared of Wrongdoing

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's government has cleared the capital's mayor of wrongdoing, conceding defeat in a nasty political fight that ousted an attorney general and raised criticisms that President Vicente Fox was unfairly targeting his top rival.

Federal prosecutors dropped all charges against Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday. Constitutional term limits bar Fox from running again, and Lopez Obrador, a well-quaffed and outspoken populist known for the government handout programs he champions, is the leading candidate to replace him, according to most public opinion polls. [snip]
Now he can get busy with the business of running for president. I only hope the U.S. doesn't interfere.


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