There is no longer a free press in Mexico. The Supreme Court just legitimized threats and torture against journalists who challenge entrenched politicians. Lydia exposed a pedophile ring that was linked with the state government and then was kidnapped, threatened with rape and death and the Supreme Court has given her the finger. It’s so dangerous in Mexico to be a journalist, anyway. This same court installed Calderón.
The judges ruled 6 to 4 against the journalist, Lydia Cacho, despite an investigation by one of them that concluded that at least 30 public officials, among them Gov. Mario Marín of Puebla State, had conspired to harass her.
A four-month strike at Grupo Mexico’s giant Cananea copper mine is bogged down in a complex legal dispute and could go on into 2008, slowing investment in new projects, the company said on Wednesday.
The strike, which started on July 30, will cut Grupo Mexico’s total 2007 copper output by about 10 percent and is costing the company around $2.8 million a day in lost sales, international relations head Juan Rebolledo said.
“This could drag on,” Rebolledo told Reuters in an interview. “The legal processes are very slow and complicated.”
All sugar production has been shut down, in preperation for the vast influx of US subsidised sugar when all tariffs are gone under NAFTA on January 1.
Popocateptl is not happy.