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Mexico City Offers Free Viagra For the Poor

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the hard-problems dept.

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With midterm elections looming in July, Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard has come up with some unusual and creative ways of getting votes. He dumps sand at public pools to create artificial beaches. He bans cars from major roadways on Sundays. He has created the largest skating rink in the world and most importantly he has started a program that gives free Viagra to poor men age 60 and above. An anonymous recipient of the free Viagra program said, "This was a problem I thought I'd have to live with the rest of my life, but thanks to Mayor Ebrard I'm finally beating the problem, many times a day."

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What they need is free (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 5 years ago | (#26848465)

Birth control pills.

Re:What they need is free (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26850139)

How are they going to proceed with "the Reconquista" by NOT having babies, geekoid?

Re:What they need is free (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26855713)

My dear troll.. i guess you don't know that Mexico population grow rate is around 1.4 percent a year. So no problems there, mmmkey??

Re:What they need is free (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26864671)

And that slow growth is thanks to the free birth control pills and (sometimes) condoms given away at public hospitals .(I live in Mexico, and I think it's a great idea). They give them to any female who asks for them, no questions asked, possibly a small medical exam. Since it's a somewhat controversial thing ("my 13 year old, HAVING SEX!"), they advertise it mainly through social workers. These social workers tend to be caring neighborhood ladies who gain the people's trust, and thus meddle into everyone's affairs in a grandmotherly way. But I do know this social worker whose daughters have at least 2 kids a piece, so I guess you're not always a prophet in your own land.

Re:What they need is free (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26875543)

Hmmm for some reason I dont think that their death rate is high enough to explain their low population growth.

Re:What they need is free (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26865121)

>What they need is free

aha, so maybe there was something behind that email I got.....
subject: free viagra

Re:What they need is free (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26867629)

Did it by any chance read, "Amigo, Tu Viagra Gratis Mañana. Ven a Mexico de Ciudad"?

Bad pun... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26858989)

"I'm finally beating the problem, many times a day."
What is this, from the Onion?

'Cyanide' would be a better option... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26861367)

So it'll stop the mexicoons taking american jobs ;)

I'm finally beating the problem... (1)

ThePeices (635180) | more than 5 years ago | (#26870041)

"I'm finally beating the problem, many times a day"..... im sure its not the only thing he's beating...

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