POSTED RESPONSE TO AN EDITORIAL IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
The PRI ruled for more than 70 years of corrupt and dirty politics, always with the quiet blessing of the United States.
Never once was it called into question by any phony windbag American politician speaking on democracy or human rights, the way they so often address others.
A plot involving murder in the Party was finally its downfall.
But the governments which have followed have made the United States very unhappy, both in terms of failing to restrict illegal migrants and especially with the spillover of the drug-gang wars.
After all, American citizens just want the drugs - they consume half the world's illegal drugs - not the turmoil.
You can be sure the CIA was active printing fresh hundred-dollar notes to send via diplomatic pouches for distribution to PRI officials.
That's the kind of intrusion into democratic affairs the United States has busied itself with on countless occasions.