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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:00 AM
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4 accused of vote-buying scheme in Mexico
4 accused of vote-buying scheme in Mexico
The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, August 20, 2006

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - Mexican police said Saturday they had broken up a vote-buying scheme in Chiapas on the eve of state elections, which will be closely watched in a country already straining under the turmoil of a disputed presidential election last month.

Four supporters of Mexico's leading leftist party were arrested Friday after authorities said they were caught trying to give away 36 tons of construction material to Hurricane Stan victims who promised to support the party's gubernatorial candidate.

advertisement The suspects were charged with violating electoral laws, said Jose Domingo Perez, spokesman for the state attorney general's office.

Chiapas resident Rosendo Paniagua said he was asked to hand over his voter registration card and told to vote for Juan Sabines, the former mayor of Tuxtla Gutierrez, or he wouldn't receive a box of soup, milk, cooking oil and other basic food supplies from the city.
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http://www.registerguard.com/news/2006/08/20/a14.int.me...
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:02 AM
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1. What a co-inky-dink...
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Four supporters of Mexico's leading leftist party were arrested Friday after authorities said they were caught trying to give away 36 tons of construction material to Hurricane Stan victims who promised to support the party's gubernatorial candidate.

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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:04 AM
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2. Tell the MX leftist Party we need them In New Orleans.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:11 AM
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3. Amen!
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:33 AM
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4. Liars. But all this is shit to be expected.
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