Oas Special Mission To Mexico 1994

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On July, 1994 Mexico broke loose on a crisis after the assassination of the Presidential Candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, Luis Donaldo Colosio, in Tijuana. The Organization of the American States had to take action because of the riots and political confrontations in Mexico. The Institutional Revolutionary Party ruled the country of Mexico for a really long time now. They were expected to win the election on that same year until tragedy stroke. The assassination of the presidential candidate was the breaking point of the political problems that Mexico faced. Aside from the problems that are reflected in the assassination on the presidential candidate, there are many groups that are threatening the current government because of their opposition to NAFTA. Mexico not only suffered a political crisis, but also a social one. The guerrillas turned against the government because they feel threatened by the way the government has handled their affairs with the indigenous people. The delegation of St. Kitts and Nevis believes that this is a major problem that should be addressed immediately. In order to address this conflict we must take into consideration the many possible solutions presented to us. The delegation of St. Kitts and Nevis suggest that the OAS oversee elections in order to make sure no fraud is presented, also it should prevent confrontations between members of opposing political parties and finally there should be international intervention in order to mediate and oversee the conflict so a consensus can be reached between members of both parties.

During this hard time the Organization of American States had called in a Special Mission in order to assist and help unravel chaos in the country. Mexico is in crisis. There is no presidential candidate representing de PRI and elections are approaching. The sudden and unexpected death of Colosio shocked the PRI. A special session on the Mexican congress was called in order to discuss possible candidate options for the PRI. This session called for Ernesto Zedillo to take Colosio’s place as the head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, little did they know that his leadership skills were not efficient. After the elections many people suspected fraud. The believe that the elections were not clean and fair got people thinking about riots and ways to rebel against the government. Rebellion and riots would only lead the country to more disaster than it already has. The delegation of St. Kitts and Nevis believes that is demanding that the OAS supervises the next elections of Mexico. The OAS is a neutral organization that will only seek for the good and equality of the country it is helping. The OAS special mission of 1994 is there to back Mexico up and what better way than to be clean about electoral process. We must take into consideration that a country does not work without a government; also a government cannot be chosen without the people. The Mexican population believed...

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