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Fri Jun 26, 2015, 09:51 PM

Jaime 'El Bronco' Rodriguez rides into power as governor as Mexico punishes government corruption

The horse-riding, tough-talking Jaime “El Bronco” Rodriguez survived two assassination attempts from drug cartels as mayor of a suburb of Monterrey.

Now, in an election marred by violence, Mr Rodriguez has won the governor’s race in the Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon, ousting the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) from a key state that includes the business hub of Monterrey.

Mr Rodriguez’s election as the first independent governor is seen as a protest against party politics. President Enrique Peña Nieto’s PRI lost legislative seats in Sunday’s vote. Mr Rodriguez said after his election: “I think in the whole country, this will help the political parties to renew and transform themselves so they can be better.”

He said his first action as governor would be to attack corruption. “We have to investigate the entire previous government,” he said.




http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/jaime-el-bronco-rodriguez-rides-into-power-as-governor-as-mexico-punishes-government-corruption-10306075.html





Survived two assassination attempts... What they don't say, and what made him famous and respected, is that in one of those assassination attempts, after having escaped, returned to the fight to rescue his body guards. One of them died in his arms. He has lost one son (murdered) and had a daughter kidnapped....

And he has not given up.


That's why he earned the nickname: "El Bronco" (The untamed)

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2015, 10:39 PM

1. Thanks for posting information on "El Bronco." I can see why people would admire him,

as he does seem unnaturally courageous, not like a politician at all.

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People close to him undoubtedly are being put through a lot of worry, themselves, as that kind of violence isn't particularly cautious about who gets hurt.

This is someone you'd like to see win over his vicious enemies.

It's good to have learned who he is.

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Sun Jun 28, 2015, 01:44 AM

2. Great story, please post follow ups if

you think of it.

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