Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What shows in Vegas...

An ad in the ring. Was it legal?

Boxer Juan Manuel Marquez's 'political' shorts stir row in Mexico
A row has erupted in Mexico after boxer Juan Manuel Marquez wore shorts bearing a political party's logo for Saturday's Las Vegas fight against Manny Pacquiao.

Marquez (left), with PRI's logo on his leg, narrowly lost on points to Pacquiao

The Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) said that by wearing the logo of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) he had violated a ban on campaigning ahead of elections…

When he stepped into the ring with the Philippines' Pacquiao for the world title fight in Las Vegas, Marquez was wearing black shorts emblazoned with the PRI logo…

The PRD… said many of those at the match at the MGM Grand arena in Las Vegas were Mexican and that millions of Mexicans were watching the fight on television…

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At 10:12 AM, Blogger Ken Wedding said...

Boxer shorts lead to cancellation of results in key Mexican vote

"Mexican election authorities Wednesday annulled the results in last month's hotly contested vote for mayor of Morelia, capital of Michoacan, President Felipe Calderon's home state.

"The reason was not tied to allegations of widespread intimidation by drug gangs or other corruption.

"The reason was because Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez, in a major bout with Philippine fighter Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas last month, wore trunks with the emblem of a Mexican political party -- the resurgent Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI…"


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