Financial Times Frets Over Possible Return of PRI "Dinosaurs"--i.e. Nationalists--in Mexico
July 4, 2012 • 8:15AM

The lead editorial in Tuesday's edition of the Financial Times, the City of London's mouthpiece, expresses cautious optimism that the PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto, as the next President of Mexico, will follow through on his stated policies of "reform," "free trade," and "modernizing" the state oil company, Pemex, by allowing in foreign investment. But they fret that the return of the PRI to power could also open the door to a return of the "dinosaurs," key and code for the old-line PRI nationalists who have historically defended Mexico's sovereignty and economic development.

The editorial, headlined "Trusting Mexico's new president: Mr. Pena Nieto needs to show he has broken with the past," demands that Pena Nieto complete the "reforms" that will wipe out the nationalists for good: "Completing such reforms, though, means taking on powerful vested interests. Who will win? There is unlikely to be a decisive moment. Rather, tussles between the PRI's reformist vanguard and the 'dinosaurs' of its rearguard will be continuous. Inevitable reversals will lead many to wonder just how committed Mr. Pena Nieto is to a 'New Mexico'."

London's recurring nightmare is the 1982 policy alliance between then President Jose Lopez Portillo of Mexico and the American statesman Lyndon LaRouche, which threatened the very existence of their financial empire. The actual issue in Mexico's July 1 presidential election — albeit unknown to the vast majority of the participants in that election, on all sides of the political spectrum — was London's drive to consummate their 30-year drug-driven coup d'etat against Mexico.

London's Dope, Inc. apparatus will not have been put at ease by the one substantive comment in Pena Nieto's victory remarks: "There will be no pact or truce with organized crime," i.e., with the international drug cartels that today rule Mexico on London's behalf. Whether that policy holds or not, is a central question now facing Mexico — and potential allies of such a war on drugs in the United States.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who came in with a reported 31% of the votes to Pena Nieto's 38%, has announced that he will challenge the result of the elections and demand a recount, charging multiple cases of vote-buying and fraud. But he has not yet said if he will call for street demonstrations as he did six years ago (when the margin of difference of his defeat by Felipe Calderon was less than 1%, as compared to 7% this time).