Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Non-election news?

Mexico's Minister of the Interior was killed in a plane crash yesterday, along with a number of other people. The plane crashed right into traffic in Mexico City, crazy to think about. This is a big deal, the Ministerial position is sort of second only to the president in influence, and the holder of this position definitely has a lot of power. While Mouriño was a pretty controversial figure in Mexico, this is likely a huge blow to the Calderón government.