Progressive Mexicans are starting to put the pressure on President-select Felipe Calderon. They are occupying the nation's principal square, El Zocalo on a consistent basis, but perhaps the most evident sign of their strength is the occupation of federal office buildings in Oaxaca, which has become the center of resistence. Officials from the competing parties PRI and Calderon's PAN are finding it next to impossible to enter these buildings to go to work. The victim of this alledged chicanery Lopez Obrador has created a shadow government that is waiting for the right time produce a revolution.
If this isn't enough to worry the Bush Administration and their cronies in the DLC, polls in Nicaragua show the former president and Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega
leads all other candidates in Nicaragua's presidential sweepstakes. With the sole exceptions of Peru and Colombia, every recent presidential contest in Central and South America has produced a progressive or Socialist leaning head of state.