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Mexican Presidential Candidate Calls For Cutting Off Thieves’ Hands

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A Mexican presidential candidate, Jaime Rodriguez, an independent known as “El Bronco,” has made it known in a televised debated that thieves should have their hands chopped off. His remark has set off jokes and comments on Twitter.

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Rodriguez is trailing in opinion polls. He  made the proposal during a discussion about corruption in the first televised debate among the five presidential candidates ahead of the July 1 election.

“We have to cut off the hands of those who rob. It’s that simple,”, adding that he would ask Congress to pass a law backing his idea.

The moderator Denise Maerker was taken back twice , that  Rodriguez was asked if  was speaking literally, before checking again that he really meant what he had said.

“That’s right. That’s right,” he replied.

Memes based on Rodriguez’s comment:

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