Cuauhtemoc Blanco Went On A Hunger Strike To Protest His Impeachment
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Former Mexico international Cuauhtemoc Blanco began and ended a hunger strike over the weekend to protest an impeachment process that attempted to unseat him as mayor of Cuernavaca.
Blanco was elected mayor last December, but, according to The Guardian, state congress sought to impeach him for failing to routinely show up at city hall meetings, not having the requisite political experience for the job, allegations of accepting scandalous donations and for being unable to prove his residency in Cuernavaca.
After the proposal to remove Blanco was approved by the Morelos state legislature, sending the process to state supreme court judges, Blanco declared his intentions to go on hunger strike for an indefinite period of time.
— Cuauhtémoc Blanco (@CuauhtemocBco) December 17, 2016
It was originally reported that a decision wouldn’t be made until January concerning the matter, but Blanco was relieved to hear that Mexico’s Supreme Court quickly ruled that the impeachment effort was unconstitutional.
— Cuauhtémoc Blanco (@CuauhtemocBco) December 18, 2016
The 43-year-old collected 120 caps and 39 goals for Mexico before officially ending his career on March 5, 2016 in a farewell match with Club America.
(H/T: The Guardian)