In the Mexican Labyrinth: The Elections, the Left, and the Fight for the Mexican Soul

@article{Jaramillo2007InTM,
  title={In the Mexican Labyrinth: The Elections, the Left, and the Fight for the Mexican Soul},
  author={Angel Jaramillo},
  journal={Dissent},
  year={2007},
  volume={54},
  pages={17 - 22}
}
The election was not about particular policies, as has normally been the case in American elections; nor was it about party agendas, as in most European elections. It was about the soul of Mexico. Although issues and policies were sometimes discussed, their impact was marginal. What was at stake in the minds of many was nothing less than Mexico's destiny. To understand the ideological debate taking place in Mexico today one has to go back to a different time and place. The situation is not very…