- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A socialist presidential candidate scheduled to address students at an Albuquerque high school won’t be allowed to speak after all.

KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports (https://goo.gl/Q6l4BE) Manzano High School this week was told to cancel an appearance by Gloria La Riva, the presidential nominee of The Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Albuquerque Public Schools spokeswoman Monica Armenta says the school didn’t follow protocol when it extended the invitation. She says the school invited the candidate without discussing it first with district administrators.

The party says it regrets it was denied the opportunity to speak with students.

La Riva, an Albuquerque native, is the first socialist candidate for president to reach the New Mexico ballot 25 years. She is also on the ballot in seven other states.

La Riva is a graduate of Manzano High School.

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Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com

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