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Sunday, April 8, 2012

In the traditional Easter burning of a Judas effigy, PAN legislative candidates burn a "Peñata"; meanwhile, López Obrador's proposed Cabinet are shown in scene imitation Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

In Nuevo León state, National Action Party candidates for the federal legislature burned what they called a "Peñata" -- a red, white and green dinosaur with a tuft, as part of the Catholic Easter tradition of burning Judas in effigy. Institutional Revolutionary Party candidate Enrique Peña Nieto is known for his tuft of hair, and recently a retired cardinal urged Mexicans not to vote for the most handsome amlo sgt peppercandidate, or one with a tuft, but for the politician who would best help Mexico move forward.
Meanwhile, the AMLO.Si website published an image of Democratic Revolution Party presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his proposed candidate that imitated the Beatles' cover of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Mexican Revolution figures Emiliano Zapata and Panco Villa and Mexican Independence figure José María Morelos, among other historical personages, also were included.
Now will AMLO and his proposed Cabinet members all be lonely hearts if he can't budge from his third-place spot in the polls?
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