02/28/2018 Los Angeles Times
It's election season in Mexico, which means the high jinks have begun.
Vote-buying, illegal spending and other forms of cheating are so common here that major political parties sometimes reference the phenomenon in their slogans ("Take what the others give, but vote National Action Party!"). Past candidates have been caught wooing voters with handouts of gift cards, eyeglasses, building supplies and even washing machines.
This year, in a rough-and-tumble suburb of Mexico City, it's all about tortillas.