Democracy and Election in Mexico
July 24, 2006 Monday 3PM CT
As we spread democracy, we run into a tough challenge: How do we get people to be confident about voting/democracy at a time when there is mounting evidence of abuses and dysfunction? This hour, on Here On Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean Feraca and her guests discuss the Mexican presidential election.
- John Nichols, Washington DC correspondent for the Nation Magazine and Associate Editor for the Capital Times.
- Hector Tobar, LA Times reporter based in Mexico City.
Questions for You (tell us your answers in the forum)
- How can we trust democratic elections when they can be so vulnerable to fraud and manipulation?
- Is it a coincidence that the Mexican election results are so similar to recent elections in the U.S.?
- Charlotte 8/23/06: "Thanks for doing the show on Mexican elections, it was about time that someone did it. I was waiting for you or Tom Ashbrook (On point) and I was glad that at least you did it. You should talk more about what is going on in Mexico, after all we are neighborgs and is hard to get news about my country int he USA. No wonder why some American think that we are only a spring break country or the place where most inmigrants come."