Published On: Mon, Sep 26th, 2016

Merida expats join growing movement opposed to Trump

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About 70 American expats gathered Sunday Sept. 25 in the Merida home of Greg Casini to particpate in an anti-Trump piñata party.

The gathering in the Casa de las Torres in Calle 75 between 64 and 62 in the Ermita neighborhood was intended to send a message of rejection to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has made negative portrayals of Mexico and Mexicans a linchpin of his campaign.

The invitees busted a Trump piñata and  built a “More Love Less Hate” wall of cardboard boxes, in opposition to Trump’s vow to build a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.


The Donald Trump piñata was busted open Sunday at a party in Merida. Photo: Facebook

Casini’s gathering comes as American expats throughout Mexico and other countries are organizing to get out the vote for Trump’s opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

As reported in The Yucatan Times on Sept. 23 and 25, an international civic organization has launched a campaign to encourage American expatriates to vote in November’s presidential election and defeat Donald Trump.

Avaaz, an organization that promotes citizen activism on a range of causes, estimates there are 1 million U.S. citizens living in Mexico and believes that many would not vote for the Republican Party candidate.
Estimates of exactly how many American citizens live overseas vary widely, but most fall somewhere between 3 million and 9 million. The number who are also eligible to vote in U.S. elections is even harder to pin down.
Americans living abroad are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the presidential election Nov. 8 if they meet certain requirements.

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