Bill Conroy’s Narco News: Mexican President Calderón Hires US Propaganda Firm

Los Pinos Retains Las Vegas-Based R&R Partners to Promote Government's Successes as the Bloody Drug War Rages On

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The administration of Felipe Calderón has retained a politically connected US advertising and public relations firm to promote the political and economic agenda of the Mexican president in advance of the upcoming G20 Summit, which will be held in Los Cabos, Mexico, only a few weeks prior to the July 1 Mexican general election.

The move raises serious questions about whether Calderón is skirting, possibly even violating, a Mexican constitutional provision, Article 41, that prohibits the Mexican government from engaging in political promotion and advertising prior to a national election.

The Group of 20 (G20) Summit, a gathering of the leaders from the dominant global economies to be chaired this year by Mexico, will take place in Los Cabos, located on the southern tip of the Mexico's Baja California peninsula, in mid-June at a plush convention center built for the occasion by the Mexican government at a cost exceeding $100 million. The Mexican government also is kicking in some $47 million to stage and promote the convention itself.

prop2The marketing firm that has been hired by Calderón's administration is Las Vegas-based R&R Partners, which has deep connections to Nevada's political royalty and gained national fame by coining the slogan: “What happens here, stays here” - as part of a promotional campaign for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority….

Read the complete article by Bill Conroy online at Narco News Here.

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