Guest blogged by Winter Patriot
The time has come for Mexican President Vincente Fox to deliver his State of the Nation speech, but he may not be able to reach the Congress!
The American media seem to have noticed this story all of a sudden --- because of the threat of large-scale violence?
Here's AP reporter Julie Watson at SFGate.com:
Protesters Threaten to Stop Fox Speech
Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has called on his supporters to gather in Mexico City's main plaza before the congressional session for a rally that some fear could turn a mostly peaceful civil resistance movement violent.
Lopez Obrador — who portrays himself as a champion of the poor — blames dirty tricks by the president for an official count showing him 0.6 percent behind the business-friendly National Action candidate, Felipe Calderon.